Sound Reinforcement

  • Your situation

    • You’re in a band.  You’ve collectively got some gear, but it’s either not enough, or incompatible with each other. Or you can use it all by scrounging stuff and borrowing stuff to do you (ir-)regular weekend gig.

  • What I’d do

    • Talk to you about your experience, your genre, your instrumentation, your onstage needs (who needs what – and how badly – and for what portions of your show).

    • Provide sufficient PA equipment to make you louder – appropriate for the space you’d be performing in.

  • How I’d do it

    • I’ve got connections.  I’ve got gear.  I’ve got experience.

  • What I’d need

    • Early detailed communication.

    • Commitment that the gig will actually happen when it’s scheduled to happen.

    • A Rider – i.e.  a written list of things you need, which we would go over together to sort out what’s possible.

    • Contact information for your band and for someone at the venue.

    • Time at the venue – enough to load in and set up gear in a reasonable timeframe prior to sound check, and enough to safely load everything out at the end of the event.

  • What you’ll get

    • High quality sound that will fill a room.

    • A decent mix, so that everyone is heard at the appropriate times, but no one is drowned out, and no one is unduly overpowering anyone else in the mix.

    • A couple of monitor mixes so your members can hear each other sufficiently.

  • What you won’t get

    • A zillion watts of pure power that rivals a jet engine on steroids.

    • A recording contract (well, not from me).

    • 300% more groupies.

    • An armada of stagehands or roadies.

    • Mindless ego boosts.

    • Pyrotechnics.

    • Backline gear – you’ll have to bring your own.

This was a particularly big event for me.  

The Express Yourself annual showcase at the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston, MA, May 21, 2015