Adding another item to the resumé: live sound

Well, I’ve done this over the years for friends, but I think I should stop underselling myself. This weekend I mixed sound at the Global Day of Prayer/Love Pasadena event on the steps of the Rose Bowl. 500 people, 5 bands, several hours, and lots of running around and soundchecking. And the event went off without a hitch. I’m really proud of Advantage Productions in Santa Clarita for finding me a sound system on short notice, and the pastors of the churches who helped put the event together.

Running live sound is a lot different than recording in the studio. In the studio, you can move mics around until you get it right,  you can punch-in to fix a bad line, you can EQ and compress to your heart’s delight on your own time. But live sound needs to sound great — NOW. So I was really happy that, with no soundcheck for any of the bands, we were able to walk in and make everything sound awesome the first time. Having great equipment can make or break a show, and that’s why I’m s0 pleased with Brett and Ron from Advantage Productions, and how easy it was to work with them.

So, I’m hanging my shingle out for running live sound for events. And next time I’ll wear sunscreen.

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2 Responses to “Adding another item to the resumé: live sound”

  1. edgar April 26, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    hey my name its Edgar i was there that day im the drummer for the hispanic band and honestly you guys did an awsome job with the sound very professional. i was ask you if u new if they have some videos of that day because i remember there was a camera guy video taping the whole event. if you know where i can find that video would please let me.thank you

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

      Edgar: You guys were great! I have no knowledge of there being a videotape of the event, but the best idea would be to contact Michael Spence, the lead organizer. He can be reached at The King’s Court Foundation: http://www.thekingscourt.org/

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