Problems with the Sound Equipment

Here you can discuss details about instruments, equipment and all those other bits that non-musicians won't understand !

Moderator: GORDON

User avatar
Mike Stranks
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:47 pm
Location: Cirencester, UK

Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:07 pm

Sometimes we sound-techs have an important role in helping musos get the very best from the gear they're using...

Image

:lol:
The older I get, the better I used to be

User avatar
Sue
Site Admin
Posts: 493
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:15 am

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Sue » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:28 pm

Remembering to plug the guitar in before starting to play helps too ! :lol: :roll:

Sue
GG webmaster

scottj1
Posts: 62
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:20 pm

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby scottj1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:38 pm

Hey Mike

This picture prompts me to ask a couple of questions that as a sound engineer you may be able to answer?

When did miming turn into lip synching and is it a modern phenomena?

Cheers

Scott

Trevor Raggatt
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Middlesex
Contact:

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:31 pm

Mike, that's brilliant!

I recall watching a gig in a very small student venue many moons ago when a support-band duo were trying to start their set but couldn't get the bass to work. The sound guy's assistant was all over the stage checking everything - the bass amp, the DI boxes, the cables, the pedals, the pickup switch on the bass... after about 5 minutes the sound guy strode purposefully down to the stage, reached out towards the bass player's instrument and turned up the volume knob, turned round and trudged back to the desk shaking his head! :shock: :roll:

True story!

User avatar
Mike Stranks
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:47 pm
Location: Cirencester, UK

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:37 am

scottj1 wrote:Hey Mike

This picture prompts me to ask a couple of questions that as a sound engineer you may be able to answer?

When did miming turn into lip synching and is it a modern phenomena?

Cheers

Scott

Hi Scott

I will answer this when I have a little more time, but I'll probably shift it across to another thread where the answer to your specific point may be more appropriately placed.

Cheers! Mike
The older I get, the better I used to be

User avatar
Mike Stranks
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:47 pm
Location: Cirencester, UK

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:42 am

Trevor Raggatt wrote:Mike, that's brilliant!

I recall watching a gig in a very small student venue many moons ago when a support-band duo were trying to start their set but couldn't get the bass to work. The sound guy's assistant was all over the stage checking everything - the bass amp, the DI boxes, the cables, the pedals, the pickup switch on the bass... after about 5 minutes the sound guy strode purposefully down to the stage, reached out towards the bass player's instrument and turned up the volume knob, turned round and trudged back to the desk shaking his head! :shock: :roll:

True story!

The tales I could tell...! Honesty dictates that I fess-up and say that many of them would be about my many "D'oh" moments as a sound-tech - the high-spot being on-stage, in front of a gathering audience, and trying the old "1-2-1-2" into a mic-line that didn't have a mic attached! :oops:
The older I get, the better I used to be

User avatar
GORDON
Site Admin
Posts: 1309
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:05 pm
Location: SUTTON COLDFIELD

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby GORDON » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:17 am

It happens to me all the time as dear Sue so kindly reminded me about not plugging the guitar in....which does help on occasion!

A fun posting indeed!

Be Well all.

G.

User avatar
Sue
Site Admin
Posts: 493
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:15 am

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Sue » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:54 am

I didn't name names (you're not the only one ) ..... but if the cap fits !! :lol: :lol:

Sue
GG webmaster

User avatar
Bob Wilson
Posts: 225
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:42 pm
Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Bob Wilson » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:16 pm

And knowing which channels on somebody elses mixer are not working sometimes helps as well, eh Gordon! :D :D :D
Good to see you and Hilary at the party on Friday, although we didn't get enough time for a good old anorak chat :(
See you both soon
Be well
Bob and Jane xx
Lives touch and paths cross for a reason - be grateful for these meetings and grow as a person

User avatar
Mike Stranks
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:47 pm
Location: Cirencester, UK

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:56 pm

scottj1 wrote:Hey Mike

This picture prompts me to ask a couple of questions that as a sound engineer you may be able to answer?

When did miming turn into lip synching and is it a modern phenomena?

Cheers

Scott

Hi Scott!

I've had a go at answering your question in a new topic in "More Music".

Cheers. Mike
The older I get, the better I used to be

User avatar
Roger
Posts: 547
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:02 pm
Location: Southsea

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Postby Roger » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:59 pm

Well I think if I'd have been at that gig I wouldn't have noticed the mike.........just hope Em doesn't read this posting :wink:
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.


Return to “Guitar Anoraks Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests