Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Can't Find My Way Home" Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton

Recently, I found this awesome version of the song "Can't Find My Way Home" performed by Steve Winwood, Eric Clatpton and band. Such a classic song and with such a great sound! When I found this on YouTube, I watched the video multiple times because, I just love the groove of this version. They just don't write songs like this anymore! Enjoy!

Party In the Point - Featuring "Borderline"

Here is video of Borderline performing "Green River by CCR" at Party In the Point. Not a very big stage to play on however, the band made due. I mixed the sound for the gig but, you can't see me as I am off on the right side of the stage. Yes, it really was hot under that tent! We had a small but appreciative crowd hanging out to listen to the music. Enjoy!

The Carvin C3248 Mixer explained.

Here is a video taken from The Carvin Channel which details the new Carvin C3248 mixing console. The engineer explains how the board works in a live concert setting.

Arena Sound Speaker

Recently, I took my daughters out to the Clearwater Arena in Sarnia for an open skating day. While watching the girls from the seats, I noticed a single speaker hanging down from the centre support of the arena ceiling. The speaker had multiple drivers on all sides of the cabinet. It was the OctaSound speaker by K.D.M. It is a unique design for a loudspeaker system and somewhat common in smaller arenas. They had music playing back over the speaker during the skating time and it sounded okay. Definitely, only for music playback and maybe one announcer's microphone. It would be inadequate to use it for full-blown concert sounds. With all of the new speaker technologies available, I wonder why they have not upgraded to a better audio system. Here is a picture I took of the speaker in the arena.

A Great Mix? Sometimes It Depends On Who You Ask…

Here is an article written by Dave Rat. This one brings us back to the "less is more" scenario when doing a live sound mix. Dave talks about how you should not go overboard with all the frills of a sound mix until you get a basic sound mix dialed into the mixer. Makes sense to me. Click on the link below to read the article from the ProSoundWeb site. Enjoy!

A Lot Of Hats: The Job Is About Much More Than Sound

Today I found an article on the ProSoundWeb page about how many different jobs we do for live sound productions. We wear many hats in our jobs so as to create the best possible shows. This article describes the various jobs and duties we fulfill to solve all the clients needs. Click on the link below to read the article. Cheers!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

360 Degree view of the Livewire Recorders Remote Truck

Over the years I have been following the work of Mr. Doug McClement - owner/operator of Livewire Remote Recorders based out of Toronto, ON. A number of years ago, Doug had a new remote truck built out of a small transport truck. This production truck has the best of everything inside for professional live recording and broadcast work. Recently, I revisited the website and found link that allows a 360 degree tour of the complete inside of the truck. It is so awesome! I am including the link here so that all of my sound tech friends can have a chance to take the virtual tour. Enjoy!

Here is a link that shows the floor plan of the truck. Click on link below first, scroll down to bottom of picture and select the [Click "here" for Mobile Floor Plan in PDF Format] and document will download to view.