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Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Onofre, Nov 25, 2017.
Become the lead singer?
Take advantage of Black Friday sales and get a bigger amp.
Have a talk with your keyboardist.
Have a matter of fact conversation with the keyboard player, pointing out the clash in the lower register. He doesn't need to be there, but you do. He'll probably change his playing to fix it. BUT - be darn sure you are holding down the bottom after that!
Also, considerable use of a high-pass filter set around 80hz on the keyboard input channel will get a lot of the mush out of the way. Or simply turning down the bass tone control.
As well as a conversation about the role of the keyboard player’s left hand.
I also run our FOH and I keep a 100hz filter on the keys. Geri O mentioned 80hz but I still felt like he was in my territory even at 80. 100 seems to work pretty good for us. And....since we use a digital mixer no one can even see what filters I have applied to their channels, ha.
FIRE THE DRUMMER
Find out where he plugs in, and pull with all you got...
I'll bet we have a mutual bass-playing friend, also in Ellisville...
Only had this problem once (don't usually have keys). I gave him a nasty look and pointed at his offending hand. It worked! Miss that guy, he was good.
I know good and well I have a sense of humor and use it around here, but I don't get the useless, non-practical, and at times, downright childish responses. Keyboard players are our friends, we just need to work out the mutual territory issues.
Chorus, delay, distortion??
Get a set of Taurus pedals?
There is no need for the keyboard player to be playing left hand bass. None whatsoever. I joined a band a couple years ago and found the keyboard player did just that. So much so he was using bass patches on his keyboard. We butted heads right away. He refused to stop so I ended up leaving.
Having a talk is the obvious first step... but a few years back I was supposed to be playing but the guy on organ was feeling himself and wouldn't lay off on the low end. So I stopped playing. After about 5 minutes I guess he got tired and he motioned for me to come in. I didn't. It wasn't up to him to decide when I could play.
"And I get paid whether I'm playing or not so knock yourself out".
Never happened sgain.
Take the keyboard player out and shoot him behind the chemical shed....
Awesome V for Vendetta reference.
Every time he does it, immediately turn your volume knob to zero and glare at him. If he notices and fixes it, fine. If he doesn’t, either fire him or quit the band.
take piano lessons!
seriously: talk to him about it, explain it to him, yada yada. when keyboardists understand (really understand) they cooperate, more often than not. get back to us after you've done the responsible thing: communicate! good luck!