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Offline Jay Stevens

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My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:40:17 PM »
Here's a live recording of the very first time we played songs off our newest album. No pressure!  :o
Some punter during soundcheck told me I was sabotaging the show by being too boomy sounding.
I think it sounded pretty darn good!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMcAsEqzfQ

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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 12:01:36 AM »
Hi Jay,
that sounds great!
I also like the boom but I can't find the Y!
I guess the guy was standing in a bad spot of the room, it can happen.
The recording does sound great, the bass is positioned quite well.
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 01:17:26 AM »
Bass sounds just great.  Right there in the middle and keeping things moving along!



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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 03:01:14 AM »
Could the key be 'during soundcheck'?  Checking in any half-empty hall the sound is always going to be different to start of show, and that can be different again in a venue that starts off quietly but then gets a crowd of dancers at the front.  We play an old converted Church where most of the audience are seated at an upper level and listening through the house PA, the dynamic changes completely when the downstairs bar guts busy, dancers start dancing and then, towards the end, the upstairs crown are moved downstairs to get ready for going-home time.  And we have to try to control the sound from the stage, where the house mixing desk is, without a sound engineer out front to make adjustments - still great fun!
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 02:07:26 PM »
Could the key be 'during soundcheck'?  Checking in any half-empty hall the sound is always going to be different to start of show, and that can be different again in a venue that starts off quietly but then gets a crowd of dancers at the front.  We play an old converted Church where most of the audience are seated at an upper level and listening through the house PA, the dynamic changes completely when the downstairs bar guts busy, dancers start dancing and then, towards the end, the upstairs crown are moved downstairs to get ready for going-home time.  And we have to try to control the sound from the stage, where the house mixing desk is, without a sound engineer out front to make adjustments - still great fun!

That is the key. I tried to explain that , but the guy got even angrier to the point where I got...let's say...impolite.
He wouldn't accept that once the blood bags filled the room that the acoustics would change.

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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 05:23:44 PM »
Well he clearly wasn't a sound engineer - hang on a minute - maybe he was!!!!
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 06:34:26 PM »
Sounds like a sound man I ran into one time.  He insisted that he'd get the mix settled during the sound check and then didn't need to touch anything during the gig.  Didn't seem to be interested in our set list or anything about how we wanted the various songs to sound.  Good thing I had some firepower on the stage, but lots of folks said they couldn't hear the bass that well, and the guitar solos were simply lost.


Good thing it was only one event - we never went back.  >:(
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 11:13:08 AM »
Sounds really nice!
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 11:53:09 PM »
That sounds great  :)

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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 10:25:14 AM »
Good stuff, nice group and the bass was just drivin' it along!    8)
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2014, 08:03:44 PM »
Bass sounded great...right where it should have been
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Re: My old WT400/410XLT rig still sounds pretty good
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 11:31:01 AM »
Sounds great Jay!  Perhaps the soundman was just given a "soundman" T-shirt to wear? :o  Sounds to me like his sound skills matched his manners...

However you had it set, it sounded perfect to me.

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