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Mark McFarlane:
I've been asked to do sound for Darius Brubeck (Dave's son) next week.  Piano, Sax, Upright Bass, Drums.

The've asked for 4 monitors,a bass amp (I'll bring my Eden rig) and 5 mics, Im guessing one per instrument.  I don't know if they want 4 mon mixes or one, but I can deal with that at the last minute.

Although I played jazz many decades ago this is my first jazz gig at FOH.

Venue is a movie theater/live stage, 400 seats, velvet curtains, decent but not great acoustics.  I'm bringing my own rig, the house system has a lot of problems, but I may tap the side surrounds with a single delay and some EQ for fill.

I don't have a set list but based on the instruments I'm guessing traditional jazz, not fusion or some of the guitar stuff Darius has recorded.  I may not be able to talk to the band before sound check, 1.5 hours before the show...

What are your ideas for micing this quartet.   I have in my locker:

Condensor Mics: (1) Pearlman TM-1,  (1) AT 4050, (2) Shure SM81, (1) ADK Hamburg, (1) Rodes NT1a, 9-piece Audix drum mic set
Ribbon Mics:  (2) Cascade Fat Head's with Lyndahl transformers
Dymanic Mics: (1) Sure SM7b, (1) Audix OM-7, (2) OM-6, (3) OM-3s, (3) SM57s

I may have time to try 2 mics per instrument during sound check.

FWIW, I'll probably record the event to an HD24 for my own amusement and education.

Console will be an 01V96, I may bring an ISA828 for a bank of preamps, not sure if its worth pulling it from the studio rack but it may help the recording a tad.

Rob Spence:
Have you asked them what they want?
Contact them ASAP.

Oh, be sure to check with them in advance about any recording. Some might like it, some may be under contract and not permit it. If you know before hand you might save your self bringing gear you can't use.

Mac Kerr:

--- Quote from: mmcfarlane on January 22, 2011, 10:12:57 am ---I've been asked to do sound

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Mac

Mark McFarlane:

--- Quote from: Rob Spence on January 22, 2011, 11:24:55 am ---Have you asked them what they want?
Contact them ASAP.

Oh, be sure to check with them in advance about any recording. Some might like it, some may be under contract and not permit it. If you know before hand you might save your self bringing gear you can't use.

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Hi Rob, I have contacted them, as stated in the original post.  All they responded with was: minimal reinforcement, 5 mics and stands, a bass amp, and 4 monitors.  I have a querry out for more info. 

The HD24 is racked with other gear, 3*adat to the 01V96. I can plug it in or not at the venue.

Dave Rickard:

--- Quote from: Mark McFarlane on January 22, 2011, 09:52:40 pm ---Hi Rob, I have contacted them, as stated in the original post.  All they responded with was: minimal reinforcement, 5 mics and stands, a bass amp, and 4 monitors.  I have a querry out for more info. 
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A few years back I worked with the Brubeck brothers.  They wanted minimal gear then.  They were a pleasure to work with.

Save yourself a little bit of hassle and find out if they are carrying any mics and/or DI's.

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