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BizmanUSA replied to scott's discussion Sound for Hire contract
"The best part of a contract is that you have a contract and the worst part of having a contract is that you have a contract! Where there is a will there is a way for the unscrupulous to try and beat you so you have to keep tweaking your agreement as…"
3 hours ago
Mike Caldwell replied to scott's discussion Sound for Hire contract
"In addition to needing a contract for both yourself and the client you should look into liabilty insurance coverage. Many events will ask for a cetificate of insurance from their providers, everyone from the portajons to audio providers. Actually if…"
5 hours ago
scott replied to scott's discussion Sound for Hire contract
"I certainly appreciate your valuable input. Thanks guys! I kinda backed into the whole "sound for hire" thing, and working with friends (yes, I know the implication there) I never really had a need for a contract. But as things got bigger…"
8 hours ago
Don T. Williams replied to scott's discussion Sound for Hire contract
"I'll second what George just said.  My contracts call for 1/2 in advance of the event, or I won't show up.  I get full payment no later than the completion of the sound check, and it all has to be cash or certified!  The…"
9 hours ago
Domenico Carrera replied to Brendan Lister's discussion Insert and Dynamics Pre or Post?
"Hi, I have mixed in bith the analogue and digital realms and have always inserted all my comps and gates pre EQ on the channels that need it, the kick, snare top /bottoms, bass, gits, keys. Parametric EQ is the best, why? Because it allows me to…"
9 hours ago
Conny Strandberg replied to Brendan Lister's discussion Insert and Dynamics Pre or Post?
"Should you choose compression pre channel EQ, you compress the full frequency spectrum and then colour it to taste, as per no compressor. If post channel EQ, then you have built a dynamic EQ. Same with gates."
10 hours ago
Gary Butler Pro Sound Services replied to scott's discussion Sound for Hire contract
"It should be a one week cancelation fee. You should require 50% down to secure the date and issue a partial refund if canceled. Normally I will try pay my guys 50% if I get canceled less then one week out. Also, remember you have other expenses.…"
11 hours ago
Mike Fiumara replied to scott's discussion Sound for Hire contract
"You're way too nice. Once my gear and crew is onsite, payment in full is due no matter if cows and chickens start to fall from the clouds. And $100 for a 24 hour cancellation fee won't go very far - what about your workers that reserved…"
11 hours ago


Sound for Hire contract

Started by scott. Last reply by BizmanUSA 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey folks!Avid reader but never thought I would have anything interesting to post.Well, I have been providing sound for local bar bands for the last ten years, and recently have been doing some…Continue

Insert and Dynamics Pre or Post?

Started by Brendan Lister. Last reply by Domenico Carrera 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

This may be a simple question, or a stupid question. I would like your thoughts on what the difference (if any) is on inserting (Multiband comps things like that of the sort) pre or post EQ on a…Continue


Started by Steven Sanjaya. Last reply by Steven Sanjaya Sep 16. 6 Replies

Hi fellow sound guys! Greetings from Singapore!Has anyone gotten a first-hand experience on Midas M32? Heard it is a hot stuff now. Mind sharing if you have, like the pros and cons that you see?…Continue

Tags: M32., Midas

Spoiled on Digital

Started by George Petersen. Last reply by Greg Boucher Sep 16. 58 Replies

After mixing on digital (with all the automation and recall) can you go back to analog mixing?  Continue

SC48 vs SD9 vs Pro2

Started by Jason Bertok. Last reply by Ketch Kelly Sep 16. 19 Replies

Hey guys,So I've been watching YouTube vids about these desks like a madman. Here's the issue; with the budget that I'm currently working with, each of these will 'fit', approximately.  The…Continue

Wireless Mic in Swimming Pool?

Started by Ronald Cocco. Last reply by J. David Aten Sep 15. 6 Replies

Help!I have an installation requiring a wireless mic in an indoor public pool.  They have a mixer/amp in a nearby office and a pair of large weather resistant 15" 2-way speakers installed at the edge…Continue

Yamaha QL1 Mixer Rack?

Started by Byron D. Miller. Last reply by Byron D. Miller Sep 15. 1 Reply

OK, the QL1 is rackmountable. That's good. Now, anyone know of an off-the-shelf product that supports it? I looked at an SKB "Mighty GigRig", but it's not mighty enough. The QL1 is too high.Continue

Small room feedback issues...

Started by Luke Alexander. Last reply by Ryan Hammond Sep 13. 6 Replies

We have an acoustic drum kit in this tiny room and trying to get anything louder than the stage noise from the drum kit is a free ticket to feedback. High frequency feedback, subs are fine. Old…Continue

iTunes festival audio feed

Started by Brendan Lister Sep 13. 0 Replies

Does anyone know where the audio feed for the iTunes festival gigs came from? I'm watching the Maroon 5 gig and the audio doesn't sound good to me.

Cymbal question

Started by Jason Bertok. Last reply by Jason Bertok Sep 9. 5 Replies

Hey guys, I need some suggestions.I have to equip our new sanctuary (1500 seats) with a new drum kit and cymbal set up.  I believe I'm going to use a custom kit from Sugar Percussion, so that part is…Continue

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FAME AND FORTUNE AWAITS (well, fame anyway)

Posted by George Petersen on September 17, 2014 at 10:12am 0 Comments

FAME AND FORTUNE AWAITS (well, fame anyway)

Every month, FOH magazine spotlight recent gigs by local/regional sound companies in our "Showtime" section, and well, we're looking for some recent shows to spotlight. It's easy: just check out the link below for complete details:


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