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George Petersen posted a blog post

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR HOMETOWN HERO NOMINATIONS!

Reminder - if you know of a deserving local/regional sound company (yours or someone else's) in the USA or Canada that stands out above the rest, TODAY is the last day to nominate them for the FOH/Parnelli Awards "Hometown Hero" honors. Here is the link! …See More
6 hours ago
George Petersen's blog post was featured

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR HOMETOWN HERO NOMINATIONS!

Reminder - if you know of a deserving local/regional sound company (yours or someone else's) in the USA or Canada that stands out above the rest, TODAY is the last day to nominate them for the FOH/Parnelli Awards "Hometown Hero" honors. Here is the link! …See More
6 hours ago
Stan Romanowski replied to Stephen Moore's discussion Hobbling the opening act
"still a pretty big pa! lol. I provided sound for same room (fountain casino, NJ) with a MUCH smaller rig ,but there weren't as many alcohol-soaked sound absorbents either. While they had more OOMPH I had a good mix and the band (the one Dave…"
20 hours ago
Ryan Hammond replied to Stephen Moore's discussion Hobbling the opening act
"Yeah... that is low. I like to run more rig than the gig requires, but that's so I can push the rig less, run cooler and more happy. It puts less stress on the rig that way, but turning off half the rig benefits no one!"
Tuesday
Ryan Hammond replied to Stan Romanowski's discussion standing waves
"Yup... the drummer likes to pound the crap out of the set, the guitarists like to saturate their amps to get above that, and the vocalist wants more in the wedges than the system will do without feedback (I keep trying to get them all to go IEM).…"
Tuesday
Stephen Moore replied to Stephen Moore's discussion Hobbling the opening act
"Twisted Sister were trying to dominate the music scene back then. They almost did! Then... They crashed like the Hindenburg. Half a PA! How PA was a whole PA? In many respects I'd rather drive a smaller PA than choke up on a monster PA, but…"
Tuesday
Stan Romanowski replied to Stephen Moore's discussion Hobbling the opening act
"I had a b rig I rented out, years ago. I never dicked the opening act; it was pretty common (big hair metal days everyone wanted more than the next guy). I have, on many occasions mixed an opening act and was hobbled! Twisted sister shut more than…"
Monday
Stan Romanowski posted a discussion

standing waves

There are a couple of club bands I mix sound for. The other week I had a good band, decent PA playing a critter club fundraiser. Open air pavilion. Roof (plywood open rafters) no sides, concrete floor and behind the band was heavy black plastic covering that entire wall. The fill in drummer had his kit miked and sent me one input, full kit. Sounded tight! Problem was the bass guitar. There was a bass trap behind the lead vocal to the front of the kick drum. This low end muck was in the monitors…See More
Monday

Forum

Hobbling the opening act

Started by Stephen Moore. Last reply by Stan Romanowski 20 hours ago. 16 Replies

So I'm curious if you guys restrict features on the console or headroom on the PA for opening acts? Or if you are doing the sound for the entire event, do you keep some magic tricks in the bag for…Continue

standing waves

Started by Stan Romanowski. Last reply by Ryan Hammond on Tuesday. 1 Reply

There are a couple of club bands I mix sound for. The other week I had a good band, decent PA playing a critter club fundraiser. Open air pavilion. Roof (plywood open rafters) no sides, concrete…Continue

Underpowering Speakers Causing Damage a Myth?

Started by Greg Boucher. Last reply by Ryan Hammond on Monday. 57 Replies

Heard a lot of back and forth on this subject. I know guys who double continuous power on their amps and guys who actually say it's unnecessary. Anyway, this article explains why there is no danger…Continue

digital mixing console

Started by Charbel Michel Achkouty. Last reply by Ryan Hammond on Monday. 11 Replies

Hey guyzI just wanted to ask which is betterThe soundcraft expression Or the X32I want to buy a new digital consoleAnd i need your adviceContinue

Favorite Live Vocal Mics

Started by Ryan Hammond. Last reply by Scott Abrahamson on Saturday. 21 Replies

Personally, I have been a Shure guy, but after careful listening to the Sennheiser capsules, I tend to like those a bit more -- especially on some people. The 58 is a great mic, but to me, it's not…Continue

Where to position the throne of fidelity?

Started by Stephen Moore. Last reply by Stephen Moore on Saturday. 7 Replies

So you set up for an outdoor show on reasonably flattish ground, the stage area has been predetermined by the promoter . You know the event will likely not exceed 200 people. How close do you want…Continue

AWESOME FREE DEAL

Started by George Petersen Jun 21. 0 Replies

Boss is offering a FREE…Continue

Small Venue PA

Started by Ryan Hammond. Last reply by Stephen Moore Jun 19. 37 Replies

Since I've been successfully doing a lot of bars and clubs recently with an XR18 and SP2/218 rig, I have been searching for other technologies that may give me better quality and performance.The Bose…Continue

Clear Com Repair

Started by Chazz N Fredrick. Last reply by Diana Mullis Jun 3. 4 Replies

Ok, so considering all of the CLR COM brand models and more inexpensive brands from the late 1970's to today, I find my self waist deep in a stock of broken headsets.I'm looking for a listing of pin…Continue

Showtime Query Results! We want you!

Started by George Petersen Jun 2. 0 Replies

Thanks to ProAudioSpace members Larry E. Hall, Bill Yekel and Doug Stringfellow who sent in info on their recent gigs (Charlie Wilson Tour, Rally in the Valley and the Jackson State University…Continue

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR HOMETOWN HERO NOMINATIONS!

Posted by George Petersen on June 30, 2016 at 9:55am 0 Comments

Reminder - if you know of a deserving local/regional sound company (yours or someone else's) in the USA or Canada that stands out above the rest, TODAY is the last day to nominate them for the FOH/Parnelli Awards "Hometown Hero" honors. Here is the link! …

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KNOW A GREAT REGIONAL SOUND COMPANY?

Posted by George Petersen on May 31, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Each year, FOH magazine honors regional sound companies with our Hometown Hero awards. These awards honor the best small companies in six regions across North America: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest and Canada. We are looking for YOUR ideas on the best regional sound…

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