Re: Getting the PA levels right
- From: bmiawmb@xxxxxxxxx (Todd H.)
- Date: 14 Aug 2006 12:31:29 -0500
"JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
Another clue: In normal conversations, the drummer almost yells. Always. 35
years old, and heading toward deafness.
Demand a look at an audiologist measured hearing accuity curve of his
from the past year in the next discussion.
The latest nonsense in the email debate we're having at the moment:
"We should all be able to accurately judge what we sound like to the
What is it about (non-multiinstrumentalist) drummers that makes them
so prone to being knuckle dragging idiots?
And heh.. .email flame wars among the band. Been there done that!
It's not terribly possible to accurate judge FOH from the stage unless
it's a room you're VERY familiar with.
I have a 2 pronged approach to these. The wireless for real time
tweaking, and I also record most shows from a FOH position with
ambient mics. Not useful for that night, but for return trips, I get
an awfully good idea what worked and what didn't hte last time.
Quizzing some aurally clueful regular crowd members at the first break
can also help enormously.
We had a friend of the band (former bassist) actually that used to mix
sound for us when we were in town, but as it turned out, he was one
deaf idiot who evidently had high frequency hearing loss because he
couldn't hear the onset of most feedback until it was too late. In
fact, we renamed him "Dr. Feedback" and started mixing entirely from
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