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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass_drum, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    Have the mixer on stage and do all the mixing yourselves during gigs?

    I was thinking of getting my drummer to play a little bit of bass with the guitarists and I can do the major mixing then (during our setup), and then just crank the guitar when he soloes during the songs and stuff myself. Would this work? How many fo you do it?

  2. We've been mixing our sound on stage for YEARS.
    Our lead singer has the controls, and he goes out into the
    audience quite a bit, as do others in the band.
    Our spotlight operator also helps us with balancing the mix,
    she gives the lead singer cues (points to members and gives
    the "tumbs up" or "thumbs down" for volume).
    It's worked really well for us.

    We tried to have a "soundman" but it wasn't working.
    Too much "knob turning" when not needed. Our approach
    has always been, set the levels,and then listen!
    When you're singing back up, back up. If everyone in the band
    has the same idea as far as balance goes, this can be done.
    Of course, you'll always be dealing with that guitarist that
    needs to be reminded to turn down.
  3. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    Well I probably wouldnt be able to go into the audience so is it possible to just set everyhting up during setup and then just put up the one persons volume when they solo?

    Is it just easier to get a soundman?!?!?
  4. If everyone's instrument is going through the PA,
    then you shouldn't have to do anything when they solo.
    All they need to do is turn up their own volume (on their instrument or amp).

    This, of course, requires everyone to Listen and be responsible.

    Give it a try and let us know how it works out. Good luck!

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