Friday, December 28, 2007



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

Wednesday, December 26, 2007



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


Recently did monitors for Jazz singer Neena Freelon , and all I can say is 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


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...