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Just Do the Gig

By Bill Evans / April 24, 2015

I met an old blues player when I was young.  No matter what happened, he would say, “Just do the Gig”. If the equipment blew up, he’d say “Do the Gig.” Drummer’s late? “Do the Gig”. Find out you’re only get paid half what you were promised? “Do the Gig”.  For him it was all […]

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I Don’t Care if It’s Black Sabbath Or the Pope

By Erik Rogers / April 24, 2015

I was fortunate to work several campaign events this year.  At the most recent one there was a heavy emphasis placed on audio. It was the last event of the campaign and they were pulling all the stops to win as many votes as possible.   The event took place in a 10,000 seat arena.  Two […]

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Too Loud? It’s Complicated

By Robert Scovill / April 8, 2015

 Oh boy, “how loud is too loud” is one sticky wicket. What seems like such a simple concept is actually quite complex in nature. With regard to government agencies regulating concert sound pressure levels; If you think the government won’t take the time to legislate it, consider that today’s Congress and Senate are currently working […]

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Strangeways Here We Come

By Robert Caprio / April 8, 2015

I’ve known for some time now that I do certain things differently than most other engineers and techs I meet.  Case in point: my input list.  Like almost everyone mine starts with the kick & snare.  The thing that throws people off is that I next have the lowest floor tom, then the mid toms […]

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The Worst Part of Being an Engineer

By Robert Caprio / April 7, 2015

For me, it is the aggravation of not being able to put on the best show possible or to not have control over what I need to make that happen. Due to an enormous number of varied circumstances, sometimes the show is just not as good as it could have been. At times I have […]

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To Road Or Not To Road

By Bill Evans / April 7, 2015

I remember my first tour show. In the Bronx. A club called French Charlie’s. The floor was covered with a sand-like material. They said it was to make it easier to dance, but I’m pretty sure it was there to soak up the spillage… My cell phone rang. It wasn’t a text message oremail or […]

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It’s That Time of the Year

By Erik Rogers / April 7, 2015

It’s festival season. Systems Engineers all over the world are pouring over riders and input lists, programming consoles and system processors. It’s festival season. Systems Engineers all over the world are pouring over riders and input lists, programming consoles and system processors and preparing to tune sound systems for dozens of bands to hit their […]