The dont's of live performance

Discussion in 'Live Performance & Stage Sound' started by 7 Dying Trees, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Popsyche

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    Yes it is! We are more vocally based, and hearing what we are trying to sing gives you a better idea of what we do.
     
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    Don't insult the sound guy. You WILL sound worse and he won't care.

    Don't insult the monitor guy. He'll not care about your mix.

    Throwing stuff at said people makes you look like a twat.

    However, the exception to this rule is asking for more trombone and xylophone in the mix.
     
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    You mean Noodles??


    [action=nitelightboy]thinks Noodles doesn't want us to know he's secretly in Dimmu.[/action]
     
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    Can someone photoshop a moustache onto noodles? Then we can prove it for once and for all (for once and for all!)
     
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    Wait, it was a secret?
     
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    Don't ever ask the crowd if they like to party/drink, especially if you're playing a bar.

    "Does [fill name of city/establishment] like to party?"

    "Why no sir we are all quaint Amish folk who enjoy knitting and our barn raisings. "
     
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    :agreed:

    the thing that i personally had to get my head around is that there's a stage mix, which is largely acoustic, and the venue mix, which is about 90% controlled by the soundguy. his job is easiest (and can thus make a great mix) when the stage mics aren't saturated with everything.

    when i figured out how to keep my amp pointed at me, and NOT the vocal mics, our stage volume plummeted, and the soundguys got happier :)
     
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    Also, don't complain about everything sounding shit on stage and automatically thinking it sounds rubbish in the venue. Stage sound and venue sound are wildly different. Sometimes both are amazing, sometimes both suck, most of the time it's a mix between the two. Deal with it.

    Also, never ever blame the sound guy for the stage sound. It's got very little to do with him.
     
  9. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    We used to have our set up in stereo, my cab on top of the bass players, one stack on each side of the drummer, dropped our stage volume in half, improved our FOH mixes, made it easier for each of us to hear ourselves on stage, and it just looked cool.
     
  10. eaeolian

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    Feel free to eviscerate the monitor guy, though. :lol:
     
  11. halsinden

    halsinden it's a british thing

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    i'm afraid i have to stick my neck on the line and say:

    "i'd like to dedicate this next song to the memory of dimebag..."

    i've just grown tired of it.

    H
     
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    this can still be acceptable if you replace song with set and then proceed to administer the whole CFH album :agreed:
     
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    halsinden it's a british thing

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    absolutely agreed, but i find it's just getting a bit like metal's version of 2-pac. for me, there are people who have died more recently of far greater note, and that's within the same genre.

    H
     
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    oh i just thought of one, dont get so drunk you act like a nob on stage and brak a bunch of the venues equipment as it kinda hinders the band from ever getting a gig in that particular area ever again :squint:

    i know what you mean man, it's like people use it as a way to get the crowd into them, "oh shit, i think we're losing them! best throw dimebags name in to wake 'em up"
     
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    often when i play, i think of an old buddy of mine, whom i started playing guitar with when we were 13. when i'm playing at home, i'll play a few select tracks for him.

    i don't think i'd ever do the, "this one's for you," thing live, though. it's a personal thing for me, and that's all i need.
     
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    When you're done your set, gather up your gear and clear the stage. Hell, I'll help if you need it. Just DON'T get off the stage and start high fiving your friends in the crowd and socializing while you're tearing into someone else's set time.
     
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    and never rub yer' crotch,and then point at me..eeeks
     
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    Unless you're a totally hawt chick singer.:eek: :drool::agreed:
     
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    ^word!but how often is that?
     
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    Not NEARLY enough! :(
     

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