Friday, August 30, 2013 8:50 PM
Here is what I need help with in order to improve performance at open mic's.
1) At Open Mic, I need people to JUST MOVE INTO PLACE |(NOT run cables, make electronic connections, or mess with my mixing board). I arrive at 5:45PM. Yes. It takes that long when I do it by myself.
Move I to place:
Speakers. (I will run cables. I will run the mixing board)
Write names on the large "sign up board"' after everyone has picked their number and spot.
3) Please handle my equipment as if it were your own! It is expensive. Thanks:).
4) Please do not stand in my way of the mixer or on the stage. Aghhh!!! I am busy setting up the equipment, doing sound check, trouble shooting technical problems etc.
I really don't want to hurt anyones pride but, it needs to be said. If you are one of the people I think can efficiently trouble shoot technical issues. I will come and ask you! If you are someone that I feel has a good ear for hearing tonality and things of that nature, I will ask you. For the record, I gave plenty of folks a chance to help me run cables and work mixer. Enough said.
BTW, I am shadowing a real l audio engineer. He even has a College Degree in sound engineering! Have patience. I am a rookie. Keep the negative commentary to a minimum, and instead put the energy into mastering your own craft (singing, playing your instrument etc.). Agreed? Thanks!
How many musicians does it take to work a PA system? Lol. "Just one the rest stand around and say "She shoulda done it different"".
BTW, it is the same people coming and complaining to whoever will listen, while offering little or no real support to the group that is productive or meaningful. I'm just sayin'. It is noticeable.
5) Take some good pictures! Post them. Tag people in photo's.
6) Greet new members both online and at Open Mic. Look for them, ask them to join your table, introduce them...make them feel welcome! You were new once too! Remember?
Mama (a.k.a. Christine)