Re: [linux-audio-user][OT]:It's not that Sound service and recording

From: Frank smith <fsmith@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 14:56:37 EEST

One thing I had trouble learning as a guitarist
with a stack is that sounds projects and Marshals and such develop sound
quite a few feet in front
of the player. So you think it's not that loud but the poor people
watching you get haircuts!!


tim hall wrote:

>Last Wednesday 06 July 2005 00:57, Brett McCoy was like:
>>And I will also contend that if the guitarist using a 100 watt Marshall
>>is more powerful than the PA, he's got no business playing a full stack
>>onstage. For most gigs I've found a 50 watt combo (also Marshall) to be
>>more than adequate...
>It's not that simple.
>1) Marshalls don't turn down that well, even if you have one of those
>half-power switches on the back you can still saturate small venues without
>really trying. And some people can only afford one amp. If you're the
>engineer you're going to have to deal with whatever random equipment
>combination they throw at you.
>2) Everybody does it. This phenomenon is not isolated to lead guitarists. For
>some reason, what is obvious to anyone standing in the hall is not obvious
>when you're holding a plugged in instrument. In many venues, the right volume
>for the mix is too quiet for the player. Finding players who don't sneak up
>their on-stage sound while the engineer isn't looking is a rare treat.
>Good monitoring can help ~(again, you need everything going through the desk
>to achieve this)
>3) The drummer always plays the gig at twice the velocity and volume of the
>4) Of course it'll sound completely different once you've got an audience in
>there. ;p (seriously though, a good audience runs at around 100dB)
>tim hall

F R Smith
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