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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-08-24T16:25:02+00:00 2009-08-24T16:25:02+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:25 pm

2009-08-24T14:02:24+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:02 pm

2009-08-24T13:22:02+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]>

Anyway he did a great job, no complaints. Having actual musicians running the board helps in a lot of ways.

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:22 pm

2009-08-24T12:08:08+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]>
jeffl wrote:
I know you're just venting dc, but you must be accustomed to educating soundmen since you play harp.... that stuff'll never end.

True, so true. I've given up playing dobro & pedal steel at church, for the same reason (that has helped convincing me to play bass - for some reason everyone understands bass). Maybe I'll have the energy to re-introduce the dobro soon... :?

I've trained my soundman to keep all of the harmonica settings at '0' and I'm adding all effects before sending it to the PA. That way the audience hear what I want them to hear.

Statistics: Posted by tobie — Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:08 pm

2009-08-19T16:48:11+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]>
now that i'm older and wiser,one of the first things i do when i get to a club with a soundman(rather than the places where you do your own sound)is try to win the sound man over.even if he is a classic rock mullet,even if i have to be obsequious .it makes a big difference.

there are things worse than soundmen that don't have a clue.i once had a soundman that would eq out notes like the one hole draw in the house speakers but it sounded fine in the monitors.he knew exactly what he was doing ,we were just after the same girl,haha

Statistics: Posted by bottleneck — Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:48 pm

2009-08-19T05:30:53+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]>
The first step (and the most fun part) was the conception. 24 years, most of an IT degree and a diploma in music technology later, I've got a pretty reasonable sound man who at least understands how to get harp in the mix.

From either a financial or timeliness perspective, this is probably not the most efficient way to educate a sound man. But he plays both doghouse and electric bass, a bit of piano and guitar and is currently having fun learning mandolin, so he has other uses besides his ability on the board. Hate to think what the total food and education bill is though!

Statistics: Posted by MakaInOz — Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:30 am

2009-08-18T21:09:03+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]>
Unfortunately, educating sound guys is gonna be par for the course, and too often the same for recording engineers as well.

Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:09 pm

2009-08-17T16:18:24+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]> Statistics: Posted by Bournio — Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:18 pm

2009-08-17T13:14:29+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Stupid Soundmen Questions]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:14 pm

2009-08-16T22:32:49+00:00 <![CDATA[Stupid Soundmen Questions]]>
And that's not the worst soundman story I have. Some of them are just clueless.

Statistics: Posted by dcblues — Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:32 pm