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Live Sound » Good gig this weekend: mortgage burning party. » Go to message
No kidding hey. It worked out perfect. It's a deck built over the detached garage with a walkway out to it. It's a pretty neat deck!
Live Sound » Good gig this weekend: mortgage burning party. » Go to message
I keep running into people at work who heard us from different parts of town. They all said the same thing, you could hear it really good outside, not to much inside, but it was nice and clear outside.

And everyone enjoyed what they heard. Might have to take out an ad in the paper thanking everyone for their patience, and as a bit of a "now you've heard us, come hire us!"


Live Sound » Good gig this weekend: mortgage burning party. » Go to message
We played a mortgage burning party, it was a blast. We set up on a deck that's above the garage. We ended up playing 7 hours.
Yorkville Rig:
Unity15's for FOH
1 LS800p
2 YX12's
2 YX15's for monitors.


A view from the lower deck:


We used 1 LS800p on the landing in between the two.


I used my Studiolive 16.0.2 and we put it inside the garage along with the power amps & laptop etc. in case the weather turned on us. I mixed us with an iPad mini. We used my 4 piece Remo drum kit instead of our drummers 6 piece Yamaha recording kit with a rack to save on space and channels. I used a small 30W Vox instead of my 1984 100W JCM800. I figured if we got some rain, I'd rather sacrifice that little amp instead.


The plan was to play from 7pm until 11ish. There was another party a few weeks ago and they were shut down around 11ish. We ended up playing until 2am. . There was a BBQ to kick it off, burgers & smokies, salads etc. free booze, just a helluva good time all around. We got word that people could hear us all over town in about a 2 - 3 mile radius. Lol like the whole valley of our town. We had a half dozen people crash the party, that searched us out.

They were the 2 miles away, outside listening to their music and they could hear us. They said hey that's better than what we are listening to so they turned their music off and listened to us. Then they decided "ok, we have to find out what's going on, and where" so they each grabbed a couple of beer and set out to find us. Lol when they finally did they were totally invited to join in. Like I said there were 3 different couples from 3 different areas that did the same thing. They said other friends were having firepits in their back yards, and same thing, they turned off their music and listened to us playing from afar.

All the neighbors were invited/alerted to the party so it was all good. We played a couple hour long sets, one clocked in at 1:40:00 and another at almost 2 hours. It was a blast. I'm just guessing that although we were heard all over Hell's half acre, our music selection was enjoyable to everyone and no one called the cops. Once we hit 11pm we thought " well, lets play until the cops shut us down" midnight came and no cops, so we took a break and same thing, play til we get shut down. We were expecting them to show up at any time and say "ok boys, that's it for the night" but it never happened. We were pulling all sorts of stuff out of the hat, pink Floyd, stuff we had never done, requests etc. the only one w couldn't figure out on the fly, was Billie Jean. None of us had ever played it. Here's a couple videos, pretty late in the night so there's some booze involved.

Had one blizzard Hotbox per side for lighting. These videos were pretty late in the evening, last set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYU4WQ3uB8g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYH2rjrQ54o

Great time, the host had such a good time he booked us for next year! I guess it will be the first anniversary of the mortgage burning lol. Also got some interest for 2 possible weddings and a gig 3 hours away.
Live Sound » my mixed rig at a gig... » Go to message
I'm betting the weather is much different there. Here in the summer it's hot all day then storms in the evening a lot of time or lots of showers all day on and off.

Cools things off but it's a b!tch for gigs. I only do outdoor gigs on the towns snowmobile portable stage...

Lol nice square pic.


If I'm mixing I'll set up in my gear trailer then mic remotely or in the trailer if its raining.

Live Sound » Using generators for sound, lighting an outdoor music festival » Go to message
Hmmmmm yeah I don't know. I was told there's no need to run my power amps off of it. (I don't think it would handle the load either)

What sort of generator?
Live Sound » Using generators for sound, lighting an outdoor music festival » Go to message
I have a cyber power something or other that I run my SL, MBP, and router off.

I don't use anything for the power amps & lighting.
Live Sound » Using generators for sound, lighting an outdoor music festival » Go to message
Good eye


Ok, 23KW. Works for me, 30A twist and we are off to the races.


Live Sound » my mixed rig at a gig... » Go to message
Man I'd never go to a gig that didn't have a covered stage. The weather is too unpredictable up here.
Live Sound » Using generators for sound, lighting an outdoor music festival » Go to message
We end up using these at most generator gigs. Not sure how much it puts out, but we've never had any issues.

StudioLive General Discussion » Comparison Between StudioLive and Behringer X32? » Go to message
I've been happy with mine. There's so many other things

Mics
speakers
Amps

Etc
Etc
Live Sound » DMX software - whats best for what application? » Go to message
I am. With DMXIS and touchOSC

http://youtu.be/iaAg7hNYQGc
Live Sound » how much do you charge for a gig » Go to message
True enough. I'm not in a big city, in in a little town of 10,000. My minimum is now $300 for an SOS open mic with 2 monitors and a 4 piece drum kit.

http://youtu.be/a-zP6wIplyI

http://youtu.be/Q3WBmJAUdTk

I also provide for an open mic at the end of our local weekend music festival (5000 in attendance last year) $500, 2 weekend passes ($320) and VIP parking (the best part lol). Subs, tops, 3 monitors, small backline, 3 mics. Great time. It's starts on Sunday at 7pm after the main stage shuts down. We went until 4:30am last year!!
http://youtu.be/GHt2qNS5RaE

http://youtu.be/AChapH3RKjM

http://youtu.be/pThsp-QwS3s

Typical bar shows. $350 - $400
http://youtu.be/MVguQTagB8I

http://youtu.be/7U3IuGeCELE

http://youtu.be/Z_grgG86aso

Bar band with basic lights: $600
http://youtu.be/6fjH7Io-NJU

Bar band with full lights: $700
http://youtu.be/iaAg7hNYQGc

1 day multi band thing, indoors, full lights ($1000 normally but I gave my buddy a deal)
http://youtu.be/CBWvJ7_QbO8

http://youtu.be/VvJy-gNgiSs

http://youtu.be/XM3C_kOXkIw

http://youtu.be/8UKuJJqIqzE


Bigger hall show, basic lights: $1000
http://youtu.be/kznjW3lZcCs

http://youtu.be/iyqrXwo6ZNg

Outside gig, no lights: $1250
http://youtu.be/AErrdQpc_oo

Landed Prom last year, got it again for this year: $2,000
http://youtu.be/CT6AKbgU-C8

This year:
http://youtu.be/2F28PG-bVg8

DJ School dance: $1000
http://youtu.be/PshXjUlfVP0

I approached the Rodeo, they are interested in having me provide lights & sound for $2,000 but the dates didn't work for me. I've booked them for next year, and put them in touch with another sound company that will provide for then this year for $2,000.

Things are going good. Like I said, for our small town it's alright. The kids are really into original bands which is great! I also DJ, my minimum is $600 but most wedding gigs are closer to $1200 with uplighting.
Live Sound » First gig with my completed light rig! » Go to message
My Mac mini was running snow leopard as well. I mic remotely 80% of the time. The only place I don't, is where I don't want my mixer on the stage area.

Live Sound » First gig with my completed light rig! » Go to message
Oh yeah, I used capture as well.
Live Sound » First gig with my completed light rig! » Go to message
gregcloonh wrote:My question is are you running the lights off the same computer as the StudioLive. Also, forgive me if this is l ready knows as I am new, but with your own band, do you control the lights from stage? Midi? I think I am on the same path as you for lighting, just several steps behind. I currently have an Obey 70, and it really isn't cutting it here either.

Thanks.



Hi, I've ran the lights off the same Mac mini. I found that Running VSL, the lights AND DJ'ing was a little too much for the Mac Mini so I bought a dedicated laptop for it. This way, its also easier to take the laptop for a lights only gig. I control the lights on stage when we play with a Behringer FCB1010 foot controller. It works well with DMXIS.

I had an obey 70 and it was brutal. That's what made me switch to DMXIS. The obey 70 works pretty good as a doorstop, or a wheel chock for my trailer.

 
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