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Lou Kohley

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2006, 08:33:55 pm »

Kenny,

We use meyer boxes MSL-4, UPA-1, USW and 650-p subs, UM1-p wedges
The boxes have built in crossover points but we also use the LD line drivers that meyer makes.

I dont have any pics but I'm glad to e-mail you If you have any other questions or just to talk shop.

LouKohley@gmail.com

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Al Zara

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2006, 12:03:46 am »

Were you stationed at great lakes in north chicago il??
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Kenny Mclaughlin

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2006, 12:11:57 am »

I called about a sound tech job but there wasnt anybody there. Not sure if I meet the reqs for entrance . I have 12 years of active service by the time my current contract is up I will be at 13 and STILL AN E-5 errrrrr!!!! Not sure what parameters yall need for osvets. Still want to find out thought.
if you have any insight let me know. We have 2 tech jobs open but they are in D.C. and my wife refuses to goto DC. oh well so much for E-6.


How do you like the TT24. We use the Yamaha 02r96 live. It was a pain to learn at first but I love it now.
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Kenny Mclaughlin

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2006, 12:13:01 am »

No never stationed there. Not sure who is up there now. Did you know somebody up there?
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Al Zara

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2006, 12:21:18 am »

Yeah did a couple of shows there a while back... nothing lately!
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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2006, 02:08:56 am »

The tt24 is a great console. Easy to learn great functionality. Nice and small.

The disadvantage is all the software bugs that are still being worked out. Matrix gain control issues mostly. The console also tends to freak out with the solo bus. Other than that it's been awesome.

Also rank isnt everything. if you love your job and it doesnt feel like some horrible desk job then it's all gravy.

I turned down e-6 for an e-3 spot where i am now.  Shocked
I love the gig.

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Tom Reid

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2006, 07:56:37 am »

Man times have changed.

When I was in, the Air Force band meant strapping a 50 lb bass drum to my butt and marching all day.

The Navy Lifeboat band was out in the high schools doing 3 Dog Night copies.  Without sound personnel.

Cheers to all you grunts doing volunteer duty!

When you get out, know that the 'go to' attitude and the discipline you've gained give you one step up in whatever career you decide.

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Kenny Mclaughlin

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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2006, 08:05:20 am »

Thanks Tom,
We still do march but the bass drums are alot lighter THANK GOODNESS. Our set list for the Navy band now is pretty much top 10 stuff. We have done TRAPT and Metallica along with Beyonce (how ever you spell her name)
ITs a learning environment for sound techs. In the morning you could be miking up a big band and the afternoon you may be recording the Brass Quintet so they can tweak there performance. Then at night your off with the rock band to run sound for them as well as record them.
ITs really a cool job and Lou in the airforce nailed it, rank aint everything I am having a great time learning the job.

Kenny
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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2006, 08:03:38 pm »

That depends...
If you are a solid engineer YES! take it from me:
I got my first top box mixer, two speakers, and a microphone for Christmas in sixth grade. When i was 16 i officialy opened my company.
now i am 20, and we have just purchased a Midas H3000.
So yes there is money to be made. But under most circumstances, this has to be a field that you love b/c you have to work your way up. you dont start out as an engineer, unless you have amazing connections somewhere. chances are you will start out pushing around cases, and working load in / load out $10.00 / hour. then if you work hard (and especially harder than everyone else on the show) you might move to a system tech $100-200/deim. and so on...


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Re: Military Sound Tech
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2006, 10:00:57 pm »

LA Productions wrote on Sun, 02 April 2006 17:03


now i am 20, and we have just purchased a Midas H3000.


Must be nice, that trust fund ...

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