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Charlie Zureki

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Re: Hiring a company to consult limited work
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2011, 11:13:40 am »

The comment that you "...might even feel comfortable selecting FOH speakers for the new rig" sends up a red flag.  Would you hire someone who "might feel comfortable" doing whatever it is you've hired them to do?

   Hello,
  +1  and... I wouldn't feel comfortable hiring a person/Company ..or whatever, that calls themselves a "Consultant" if they are really not a Consultant.

   While, I don't know you (poster) or of your capabilities, I would find it difficult to believe that you would be a proper choice in regards to taking on this project, based on your posts. (Pro Audio Installation and Design is one of those fields that, "if you have to ask... you don't have the experience".

   Not knowing about your project...how can one be certain that the choices you'll make in regards to selecting a Foh speaker system (or many other pieces of equipment) is going to be a good, or even an acceptable choice when you have no measurement tools and acknowledge that you have no experience in using measurment tools or, how to interpret the data?

   What is the reason that you've chosen the NION  system?

   Lastly... In your first post I find this rationalization a bit disturbing..." considering the current facility doesn't have any Foh processing (just a crossover for subs vs mids/highs...) So...it couldn't get any worse...right?" 

 ....Actually...yeah, It could get worse...the customer could be putting their faith and money behind a person that they believe will give them what they want/need.....and, only get an expensive butchered job that needs to be corrected.

    This post is not meant as a slam, but, if you cannot close your eyes and view the whole system from start to finish, properly and safely installed, tuned and optimized...walk away.  Or, turn the job over to a Company that CAN test, Design and install the system....with a stipulation that you'll be paid for assisting with the install and that you'll be paid for monitor the tuning process.

  Hammer
 
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Re: Hiring a company to consult limited work
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 12:07:13 am »

Is there a moderator who can delete this thread please? I don't need this on the internet attached to my full name.

Thanks,
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Re: Hiring a company to consult limited work
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 09:12:09 am »

Is there a moderator who can delete this thread please? I don't need this on the internet attached to my full name.
Why not?  As you see at the top of the page, this site is "for the Audio Professional" and I don't see anything posted that does not relate to professional audio.  If your background and qualifications appear to be misunderstood or misrepresented then please provide any relevant information clarifying that.  If not, then what has been posted it may offer value to you and others, especially potential clients.

It is very common for people with some experience and education in studio production and/or live mixing to have limited, if any, exposure to the world of professional installation and thus to not understand some of the issues and implications involved.  Nothing wrong with that, but those related aspects need to be understood and addressed in order to properly serve clients and to generate a positive perception of audio professionals.  If that does apply to you then how your respond regarding them can go a long ways in the perception of potential clients and others in the industry.  You've gotten responses from people representing years of installed sound experience and there are others that would also likely be willing to offer the benefit of their experience and knowledge, whether you choose to take advantage of this resource, to pursue other resources or  to ignore the issues is your choice.
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Re: Hiring a company to consult limited work
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 10:50:14 am »

Is there a moderator who can delete this thread please? I don't need this on the internet attached to my full name.

Thanks,

Changing your name to "Nick Clayton" won't work, William.  Have you said something you regret? 
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Re: Hiring a company to consult limited work
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 08:28:41 pm »

   Hello,
  +1  and... I wouldn't feel comfortable hiring a person/Company ..or whatever, that calls themselves a "Consultant" if they are really not a Consultant.

   While, I don't know you (poster) or of your capabilities, I would find it difficult to believe that you would be a proper choice in regards to taking on this project, based on your posts. (Pro Audio Installation and Design is one of those fields that, "if you have to ask... you don't have the experience".

   Not knowing about your project...how can one be certain that the choices you'll make in regards to selecting a Foh speaker system (or many other pieces of equipment) is going to be a good, or even an acceptable choice when you have no measurement tools and acknowledge that you have no experience in using measurment tools or, how to interpret the data?

   What is the reason that you've chosen the NION  system?

   Lastly... In your first post I find this rationalization a bit disturbing..." considering the current facility doesn't have any Foh processing (just a crossover for subs vs mids/highs...) So...it couldn't get any worse...right?" 

 ....Actually...yeah, It could get worse...the customer could be putting their faith and money behind a person that they believe will give them what they want/need.....and, only get an expensive butchered job that needs to be corrected.

    This post is not meant as a slam, but, if you cannot close your eyes and view the whole system from start to finish, properly and safely installed, tuned and optimized...walk away.  Or, turn the job over to a Company that CAN test, Design and install the system....with a stipulation that you'll be paid for assisting with the install and that you'll be paid for monitor the tuning process.

  Hammer
 

Hammer...

From this and another thread it does appear that William (or "nick clayton" as he now prefers to be called) is a recent graduate of Andover High School just north of Minneapolis.  His extensive professional experience dates back (according to him) 10 years with some "major" projects under his belt.  That's some precocious 8 year old.

But if you should wish to participate in the "teen band" at his church (Church of St Patrick of Cedar Creek), feel free to contact him via Email or through the parish office. 

Ask for "young Nick", not "Old Nick"........
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