Rule #1: Don't piss off the sound guy!
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Aloha, the band that have been touring with for the last 8 years wants to replace their vocal mics. We currently use Shure Beta 87A. The reason we use them is that one of the musicians like to sing…Continue
Hey All,It's 2013 Time to update that list...What Music do you use to "System Test"I have not seen this type of post in awhile, so I thought I would put it out there........Continue
Some time ago it was customary for an opening act, or a support act to tip the sound co. Engineers to mix their set. As of late this practice is non-existent. As a regional provider of sound…Continue
Misters, dobrogy day!At present, I realize the project on recording studio construction. In this connection, I look for consultations on the equipment, comparative characteristics from the western…Continue
XLR Wiring...The world has finally gotten past the pin 2/pin 3 hot wars, but I was wondering what the consensus is on tying the pin #1 ground shielding to the connector case or not. There doesn't…Continue
My first sound system for my first band was a Bogen MA60 restaurant mixer/amp, and a pair of speaker columns built by the singers dad, fashioned after the Shure Vocalmaster. I bought a Clarion Microphone, unwired, and got my first lesson on the difference between "high and Low" impedence, and I had to learn to solder.
My first PA for rentals was a pair of handbuilt 4560s (Voice of the Theatres) with 2 vertically mount EV 1" horns with a EV T350 tweeter between. A Dynaco Stereo 400 amp…Continue
Back in 1974, my father had a buddy who was in a high-dollar country band from SE Kansas.
They were unloading their old sound system for one of "...those new Peavey setups".
So, for $400, we took possession of a Kustom 8 channel, powered Mixer-on-a-Swiveling-Stand and four 5' tall, 2-15"+ horn enclosures, covered in White Sparkle Tuck'n'Roll vinyl. This system had more power than anything I had ever encountered. Up to this point I had never heard a sound…Continue