Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002
Bandshells can do some crazy things
Posted on Jun 14, 2016 09:38 am
Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002
I wanted to see what my bands little practice PA could do, so I ran sound for a friends band in a small outdoor venue under a bandshell.
Pretty basic set up, two powered FOW speakers on tripods, two unpowered floor wedges and a couple unpowered FOH speakers.
Put the powered on the tripods, the wedges front stage and the unpowered FOH sidewashing for drummer monitoring...the PA was used to mix the vocals in with the instrument amps (in my band we also run the keys thru it, and kick if we need to).
I was really quite surprised how far the sound went, sounding good, and how well the levels held, the vocals were loud and present and kept up with some pretty decent instrument amps and loud drums.
Just goes to show, ya don't need massive gear sometimes to pull of fun littler gigs...I've seen bands pull in 18" subs, crossovers and everything else for that size of show at times...seems wasteful.
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