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Offline uriahsmusic

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....YOU ARE TOO LOUD!
« on: September 12, 2004, 02:10:17 PM »
....... HAVE YOU EVER GONE TO A CHURCH AND THE MUSICIANS SOUND OK....BUT THEY ARE BLASTING.....THE SPEAKER OF THE DAY IS ACTALLY SCREAMING INTO A MIKE AND THE SINGERS CAN BARELY BE HEARD....(FORGET ABOUT THE SPEAKER..THEY SCREAM ANYWAY!)
...WE AS MUSICIANS WOULD DO WELL TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE CANGREGANTS FACES .....IF THEY ARE HOLDING ONE EAR AND HAVE THEIR HEAD TILTED DOWN AND TO ONE SIDE....THEY ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE "HOLY GHOST"!!!!....WHAT THEY ARE EXPERIENCING IS LOUD MUSICIAN SYNDROME!....LOUD ORGANISTS....LOUD BASS AND GUITARISTS....AND EVEN LOUDER DRUMMERS!!!!

SO NEXT TIME YOU SEE A CHILD OF GOD SUFFERING FROM LOUD MUSICIAN SYNDROME...DO EVERYONE A FAVOR!....TURN DOWN!!!....OR AT LEAST DONT TURN UP!!!....

YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS IS THE ORGANIST OR THE DRUMMER STARTS THE MADNESS....THEN THE OTHER MUSICIANS COME IN AND BOOOM!....WHAT CAN WE DO YOU ASK?...THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO!
1.  POSITION THE MUSICIANS IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE NOT RIGHT UP ON A THE LESLIE OR ANY OTHER AMP!....THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY PLAY LOUD BECUASE THEY CANT HEAR THEMSELVES...IT WILL TAKE SOME MOVING THINGS AROUND BUT TRUST ME IT WILL WORK!...

2. HAVE SOMEONE GO OUT IN THE CONGREGATION FOR YOU TO VARIOUS SPOTS AND REPORT BACK TO YOU WHAT THEY HEAR!!!...YOU WILL BE SHOCKED!...THEN DISCUSS IT AMONGST YOURSELVES AND ADJUST APPROPRIATELY!

3. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IS BECAUSE MUSICIANS FEED OFF OF EACH OTHER WE OFTEN ASK EACH OTHER TO COME UP IN VOLUME!....IF YOU ARE NOT SOLOING, THEN TURNING UP IS A MISTAKE!...BALANCE IS NOT ACHIEVED BY EVERYONE TURNING UP IN RESPONSE TO "I CANT HEAR YOU!".....IF YOU HAVE A SOUND PERSON THAT WORKS THE SOUND SYSTEM LET THEM REGULATE THE VOLUME!...
UNTIL BALANCE IS ACHIEVED THE MUSICIANS WILL NEED TO EXERCISE PATIENCE....

4. ...SOME INSTRUMENTS SOUND BETTER CRANKED!....BUT YOU WILL FIND THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SOUND CRANKED UP...WITH OUT ACTUALLY BLASTING!.... A B3 AND LESLIE IS DISIGNED TO CRANK TO JUST TURN THE VOLUME DOWN FROM THE LESLIE (ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND A VOLUME THAT WONT KILL FOLKS AND LEAVE IT ALONE!)

FOR GUITARS AND BASS REMEMBER...IF YOU TURN THE MASTER UP TO JUST BELOW ITS MAXIMUM..(LIKE 9)  ..AND ADJUST YOUR VOLUME FROM THE CHANNEL VOLUME CONTROL YOU WILL GET A CLEAN PUNCH SOUND THAT RESPONDS TO YOUR EQ ADJUSTMENTS.....

....(IT IS WHEN YOU TURN UP YOU CHANNEL VOLUME AND HAVE NOT TURNED THE MASTER VOLUME UP ALL THE WAY THAT YOU OVERDRIVE THE AMP AND GET A DISTORTED SOUND...WHICH CAN TAKE MORE VOLUME TO HEAR WHEN PLAYED WITH OTHER INSTRUMENTS)

5.  ....AND DRUMMERS....WHATS UP!....NO VOLUME CONTROL?....THEY HAVE THESE LOVELY RINGS THAT ARE SOLD IN EVERY MUSIC STORE THAT WILL REGULATE YOU VOLUME!...THAT AND SOME SELF CONTROL WILL GO A LONG WAY!

6.  AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...THE SPEAKER OF THE DAY!....I KNOW THAT WHEN YOU ARE BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT YOU SHOULDNT NEED TO THINK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY!....BUT I HAVE A FEW THINGS THAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM BREAKING SOMEONES EAR DRUMS....
....IN THE STUDIO WE HAVE WHAT IS CALLED THE 4 FINGER RULE!...TRY IT!...PUT YOU HAND IN FRONT OF YOU MOUTH SO THAT YOU INDEX FINGER TOUCHES YOUR MOUTH AND YOUR PINKY FINGER TOUCHES THE MIKE!!!...SO EASY!...YOU SHOULD NEVER BE CLOSER TO THE MIC THAN THAT!....
....ALSO LETS SAY YOU ARE SPECKING PRETTY CALMLY...THEN SUDDENLY YOU YELL OUT SOMETHING!...(DONT LIE...YOU ALL DO IT AND SCARE THE PANTS OFF OF SOMEONE SLEEPING IN THE CONGREGATION!)
IF YOU ARE GONNA SCREAM BACK OFF OF THE MIKE ABOUT 2 INCHES FURTHER AND IT SHOUL STILL GET YOU THE AGGRESSIVE EFFECT THAT YOU WANT WITHOUT KILLING FOLKS!

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ALSO THERE IS A HANDY LITTLE DEVICE THAT YOU CAN GET BY MANY COMPANIES CALLED A COMPRESSOR/LIMITER...
THIS DIVICE COMES IN ALL PRICE RANGES AND WILL KEEP YOUR VOLUE UP WHEN YOU ARE TOO LOW AND REDUCE IT WHEN YOU SCREAM...WITHOUT CHANGING THE INTENSITY OF YOU SPECH!...JUST CONNECT IT TO YOU PA SYSTEM AND LET THE SPIRIT LEAD YOU!

IN CLOSING I HOPE THIS WAS USEFUL TO ALL OF YOU...I KNOW IT WAS LONG...BUT THATS HOW I DO THINGS...

GOD BLESS YOU ALL...EVERYONE

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....YOU ARE TOO LOUD!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2004, 11:36:36 AM »
Very well said. I'd like to add if there are any singers reading this, these same princilpes apply.  8O yes thats right. There is nothing worse than the supranos breaking glass, and a few ear drumms during a worship service because "I can't hear myself"..... Keep you're fonzy thumbs up in your pocket and let the sound man do his job! That just bug's me when the sound guy gets eveything set, then during the service you have 4-5 or more singers in front coaxing the sound guy to turn you up! cause someone youre standing next to is swallowing the mic. Singers need to work this out with the four finger technique or what ever else you can come up with.  Remember we are there to worship the Lord. I don't believe he takes pleasure in knowing we are damaging the ears of His creation.
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