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Learn how to become a show programmer & playback engineer 

What is off the grid?

Off The Grid is a collection of videos created for musicians and audio nerds who want to learn how to become playback engineers and show programmers.

What is a playback engineer?

Show programmers and playback engineers are in charge of the musical technology that lives on stage during a live performance.  We take care of things like music backing tracks, live autotune, and MIDI routing on stage.

How do I get started?

There's a huge demand right now in the music industry for capable playback engineers & programmers, with salaries that match that demand.  Join today to begin learning everything you need to know about getting started as a show programmer and playback engineer and start making that $$!

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Peter Dyer (Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, St. Vincent)

“I’ve worked with Andy for many years.  Andy’s command of modern playback craft, and mastery as both an engineer and musician make him the perfect guide for the current gig world of playback.  I would have benefited greatly from having an extensive resource like this when i was learning on my own through trial and error how to manage playback properly."
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