Rule #1: Don't piss off the sound guy!
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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
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
There are certain well-known microphones that are standard in the industry, such as SM57's, SM58's, MD-421's, M88's, C-414's, RE-20's and more — the list is nearly endless. And there's a good reason…Continue
According to a joke article being circulated around the Internet lately, sound engineering was officially declared the grumpiest profession in the world at the "International Jobs Summit,", having…Continue
No, I'm not being salacious or facetious. I'm polling the readership to see what their preferences are when it comes to mixing live music: do you perfer to work in a standing or sitting position, and…Continue
This is fast becoming the standard setup rather than the exception, but lately just about all the big tours are combining two mics on guitar amps — usually an SM57 or 421 with a ribbon or small…Continue
I have a question for the group and I'd like some feedback on it: I am a freelance subcontractor that provides labor to production companies in the corporate theater sector. Specifically my…Continue
My very first mixer was a Tapco, but the band needed more channels. Back in '73, there were two guys building PA gear out of a small rented corner of the old, shuttered Falstaff brewery in St. Louis: John Barry and Rick Aubuchon. They built a console for me that I spec'd, 14 input by 4 output (?), for which they had to custom make all the circuit boards and chassis work. This board had a built-in mono 3-way crossover and a mil-spec amphenol multipin connector for the snake which they also…Continue
Oy vey. We'll see how this shapes up.
So it's the City Opera's 50th Anniversary and they wanted to go big with a gala event outside their fancy new-ish riverside headquarters. Final design has two tents at a 90-degree angle with a stage between them. A pre- and post-party tent sticks into their parking lot while a dinner tent stretches off down the middle of the street. Lamp posts and whatnot limit our width to 40' and the dinner tent will be 170' long with a small stage…Continue