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frank kayser

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9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« on: January 14, 2014, 01:44:44 pm »

Just got this from our bar manager - with a thanks.
Pretty close.  It is also really close to what the inverse should be.

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/01/06/sound-guy
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Re: 9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 05:35:33 pm »

Just got this from our bar manager - with a thanks.
Pretty close.  It is also really close to what the inverse should be.

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/01/06/sound-guy
I see these as common sense tips, but maybe that's because I play on both sides of the issue.  The article assumes, I think to some extent, that all sound guys are at least good.  As a musician I had the unfortunate opportunity to work with a nice, but completely clueless sound clerk at one of the more prestigious venues local to me.  They exist.  It happens.

I hate dealing with "The Chip," but follow the same advice given in article and it tends to work.  And then there are the theater guys!  They make "The Chip" seem like a sweetheart. ;)   

I'm not sure about the sound guy being the most important component of the show.  Maybe in some cases.  When running sound, I appreciate working with great musicians as it makes my job so much easier; however, when the source sucks even a good sound guy can polish a turd only so much.  Of course, the sound guy gets blamed.  So maybe he is the most important component.  ;D

Regardless of the people you must work with, the point is to be polite, prepared and to trust the engineer's ears (until given reason to think otherwise).
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Re: 9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 07:27:55 pm »

I'm not sure about the sound guy being the most important component of the show.

The actual quote is "The sound guy (or gal) is the most important component of your show that most bands donít really think about."

Since the lead guitar (or lead drummer, or lead vocal) is what most bands really think about, they are each obviously the most important component (in their own minds, at least).   :)
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Re: 9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 09:42:18 pm »

I have always felt that if they don't think about you being there you must be doing something right. And,usually the better the talent, the more likely they are to appreciate that they didn't think about you!
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Re: 9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 07:53:20 am »

How about this hint: TIP THE SOUNDMAN!

If you do it after soundcheck you know your show will get full attention.
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Re: 9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 08:09:17 am »

How about this hint: TIP THE SOUNDMAN!

If you do it after soundcheck you know your show will get full attention.
I'll work for you anytime :)
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Re: 9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About The Sound Guy
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 08:27:55 pm »

I allways try to compliment a soundguy who gets a good mix also.As a soundguy myself I know how important the role is and appriciate the work they do.
Only time I wasn't "COOL" with a guy was the one guy who had my subs popping while sound checking the kick drum.Who rather than turn it down and/or take some bass off stood there and stated "these things won't evan last the night". Wow
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