Putting A Face To The Name

Eboy87

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So in my wonderful little world, population 1, I thought it'd be a good idea to put faces with names here on CB. So, here I am in a show last Saturday,

and me mixing my high school's musical last year. I've since graduated, and yes, the rack with the EQ's and DriveRack is mine.
 

Eboy87

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That's ok, I worked with someone who always said he'd turn into a panda if he was hit with sunlight. I've yet to see a panda walk into the theater.
 

Van

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I recently found and old 8x10 headshot from the days when I wanted to be an actor < gasp> . People in the office asked me who it was..:(
I don't know if I can post a pic or not the Digital cameras alwys seem to break down around me :mrgreen:
 

soundlight

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avkid

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Tell me that's not a Shure grocery store mic!
 

soundlight

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No, it's the shure Prologue, a popular utility mic a while back. That was before Shure put it in to the standard style of the 515SBG. It's got an XLR connector on the back and all, so it's not the grocery store style. It also doesn't have the five wire connection and the PTT switch on it.

But yes, it does look remarkably like it.

OK folks, let's see some more pictures! Plenty of people are probably already young enabled folks with their digital camera just laying around somewhere...
 

audioslavematt

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I'll play.



With Curly's favorite Sienna...



I think that speaks for itself.

BTW Eboy, I have the same Soundcraft shirt. Mines all faded and torn from use and abuse.
 

Eboy87

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Audioslavematt, I'm jealous, a) you got to mix on a midas (hopefully I will soon), and b) you've met Dave Rat. Surprisingly, I've never been to a concert I haven't mixed.

What show were you on the Sienna for?

Edit: I stand humbled. I have mixed on a little 16 channel (labeld like Mackie, 8 mic 8 stereo) Venice. Hardly befitting their, ahem, larger boards.
 
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audioslavematt

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Dave Rat is a very awesome human. I went to the Peppers show bummed that I was going to have to listen to the Kudo side-fills instead of the dual V-DOSC clusters. I was shocked when Dave pulled guest passes out of his pocket and a few minutes later I was standing behind his H3k. I admire the way he still takes the time to notice the little guys when he has bigger fish to fry.

Nonetheless, the Sienna was for Christopher Cross. We had an XL200 out front. After line check, I didn't touch it. It would have been a very easy act to mix. The only stage volume was the drum kit. All of the instruments were direct with cabinet simulators and all band members were on IEMs. I've never actually mixed a show on a Sienna. It seems like when you get to the point where you need a Sienna, the band brings a ME and you sit and make sure nothing spontaneously combusts.

The theater owns a Venie 240. It's a big step up from the nasty old Soundcraft K2 in the control room, but it just doesn't have enough inputs to replace it. My only gripe about it, is its 60mm faders. The LAB humans can complain about the screwy aux layout all day, but it doesn't bother me.
 

Eboy87

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So, did the dual V-DOSC sound as good as I think it does? Did you get to meet Scott the Lampi? And I don't have any real gripes about the aux layout on the Venice. I can work around it. But I know what you mean with the 60mm faders. Feels very Mackie-esqe, not that the ONYX is a bad board, I just like long throw faders.

Anyone else want to play?
 

audioslavematt

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The vocal clarity made you wonder if it was actually live. I can't really say enough about that system. People think Vertec is so great. Vertec can't touch a single V-DOSC cluster, let alone two. The low end wasn't the type that will rattle the room and mud up the entire mix. It was a very well balanced system and a perfect example of what aux-fed subs can do for your mix.

I didn't really talk to Scott Lampi much as he was talking with Leif and Dave for a majority of the time. That whole front of house crew is a group I would have no problem with sitting on a bus for several days. They're all great guys.
 

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taylorjacobs

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me on the set of a movie im working on<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/431853179/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/431853179_da23677ca5.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="entropytaylor2" /></a>
 

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This is my most treasured theater memory caught on film... It was closing night of "Once Upon a Mattress" my final show as a High School teacher. I was about to do a rather emotional goodbye to seniors ceremony saying a few words about each of them, give each a rose, and then lead a toast of sparkling cider. When BAM... a full on super soaker assault from my crew orchestrated perfectly by my loyal stage manager (who can be seen stage right casually taking off her headset after a job well done). Crews have a different way of expressing their love than actors do.

The best part of the story is that one of my crew students felt that I should have an opportunity for revenge on my S.M. So they kept the largest supersoaker used that night, fully loaded and standing bye in the shop for me to get revenge. I wasn't the only person to go home wet that night.

Still waiting to see Van's old head shots.
 

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Van

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Ok I don't have any action shots right now. Here's a pic My wife took today. The family went to the Portland Japanese Garden for my b-day. It's one of my favorite pics. I'm the fat guy with the pony tail the other two are folks aremy kids Van Wilson and Cindra Skye.
 
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soundlight

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As was already mentioned, happy birthday, Van!!!

Nice family that you've got there.