Friday, December 28, 2007

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duck

This was taken from the monitor console.
Every time this camera moved - I ducked...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Q and Octave Bandwidth

  • 0.1 = 6 2/3
  • 0.2 = 4 3/4
  • 0.3 = 3 2/3
  • 0.4 = 3
  • .67 = 2
  • 1.04 = 1 1/3
  • 1.4 = 1
  • 2.1 = 2/3
  • 5.8 = 1/4
  • 8.7 = 1/6
  • 11.5 = 1/8
So, a 'Q' of 8.7 is 1/6 of an octave....

Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Michael Mcdonald show


On December 9 2007 we brought in PA and lights for the Michael Mcdonald Christmas Show with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at the Value City Arena (home of the Buckeye Basketball Team).
Load-in at 8:00 AM, soundcheck at noon, show at 7:00 PM.... and I missed the Patriots stompin' the Steelers, but I did get a game update from Dad...
final score Pats 34 - Pit 13....Oh yeah, the show was great, Michael Mcdonald (and his band) is a great talent...I loved "I Keep Forgetting", "What A Fool Believes"
Tech notes : We had a Yamaha M7CL console for the Symphony inputs, which was connected via AES/EBU to the bands Digidesign Venue console at FOH

Friday, December 21, 2007

Monitors

video
Recently did monitors for Jazz singer Neena Freelon , and all I can say is ...wow...incredible voice, great band. It was one of those times when it was difficult to concentrate on the job without getting carried away by the music...This 'video' was shot with my digital camera, so not much to see, but you can almost hear a little bit of this great singer....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ohio Theater


We brought PA and monitors to the Ohio Theater for The Lettermen with The Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Monitor console was the Yamaha M7CL : three in-ear mixes for the singers, 2 wedge mixes for the Symphony, 1 wedge mix for the Conductor...
...some pics here

Monday, December 10, 2007

Muskingum County Fair

An interesting event...we provided 'stacks and racks' (which is PA speakers and amplifiers) for country artist 'Josh Turner'... the interesting part however was the goat judging, the Swine Show Arena, and various other farm type things..
Muskingum County Fair

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Wexner Center for the Arts


Where could you go to see a great African guitar player 'Vieux Farka Toure', a Japanese metal band called 'Boris', or an incredible jazzbluescountryrockgospelR&B band 'Over The Rhine' ? At the Wexner Center for the Arts where I did monitors for three shows and was introduced to the art of 'landing a plane'...which is attempting to communicate with artists who do not speak the same language using hand gestures...some pics here

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Microphone

Recently mixed a jazz trio and used a Shure KSM27 on the grand piano. A great microphone for studio or live sound applications. It is a large diaphragm cardioid with a 15db pad and a three position bass roll-off..great sounding mic...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Riverwatch- Buckeye Tailgating

Another interesting event....thousands of Buckeye fans....three big screens, bands, drinks, and tons of chicken wings...The Riverwatch Buckeye tailgating party... More pics here


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Digital Console 101-the power of Recall



If, in the middle of soundcheck, one were to accidentally recall a scene that had nothing to do with the current scene (that one had not even saved) one would abruptly end said soundcheck.
I'm just sayin'....

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cant we just get along ?


A brief note for venues, promoters, producers - actually for the entire world - for any event that happens before noon : there must be coffee available - I do not care if it is free, I don't even care if it is hot - I just want COFFEE - do not offer me bottled water, soda, or tea....do not ask if I want a cappacino venti latte - I just want COFFEE -
Thank you and have a nice day....


P.S. The one place that actually gets this is the Recording Workshop - thanks Jim

Friday, September 21, 2007

Charlotte

Here, we brought in PA, monitors, and lights to the Charlotte Bobcats Arena for a three day event. It was about 120 degrees outside, but luckily we were in the arena for 14 hours a day and there was a Dunkin Donuts around the corner....
Tech notes : Monitor System was a Yamaha PM5d with 8 wedge mixes, and 10 mixes going to an Aviom system...
Charlotte, NC