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Sound Engineer Training

Postby Abby » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:01 pm

As a night manager I am sick of being completely useless when people come and ask about how to set up their instruments and the dvd etc. and always having to look for the same people to come and do it. Could we have some kind of workshop day where a bunch of us get together and really learn whats what on the big flashy board? Then we could have a list of people who know whats what. And we could write some kind of simple instuction manual? Go Team!

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Postby James » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:14 pm

I'm up for that. I can teach people a lot of that stuff. I can plug up the mics and the sound desk and make sound come out of it. But I don't have the ear for all that bass/treble equalizer fine tuning stuff. Maybe someone else is up for that?

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Postby lucky » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:23 pm

Pockets is super knowledgable about all this stuff. I asked him to show me it all at some point. I'll see if he's free of an evening, let's set a date.

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Postby James » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:16 am

saw him last night and he'd be very up for this. he feels overworked as a sound engineer. Lets do it.

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Postby James » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:21 am

maybe sunday morning before noon when the cafe is shut and we can make odd noises without pissing the customers off?

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Postby milk » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:30 am

i'd like to attend and can help out if required, though pockets is the win for knowledge on the forest's audio equipment.

it would be a good idea to get the turn on/turn off procedure for a) the general café music b) the dvd player/projector and c) the mixing desk (anything else?) all written down in case peeps who can't attend this need to know.
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Postby pockets » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:53 am

being directed here by james...


ok, im up for showing people some stuff but..... even I dont know everything.

i kind of know more about the ear thing rather than the techy side of things.

so, shane would be a great guy to get involved, bill aswell (if you can get a hold of him).
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Postby spark » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:07 pm

I spoke to pockets on sun about this after mixing for a band who may otherwise have been up jobby creek without a paddle had I not been there to scrape by. I am willing to join in with an eye on future emergencies. A quick text or call could make the diference to some performers sound.
I really dis like competition and posessiveness though, so let me know if there is going to be any of this stuff, it sucks.
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Postby nix » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:53 am

I really dis like competition and posessiveness though, so let me know if there is going to be any of this stuff, it sucks.



??? we are a community and can help eachother make great sounds.. no?

I'm in to give a hand!

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Postby pockets » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:41 am

im gonna check my calander.

i would realy like it to be a sunday morning b4 the cafe is open so that we can make all kinds of weird noised without pissing pople off (thats if the vollies are ok with it)

on the thingy in my head.

1.0 plugging stuff in.
1.1 where everything lives (and should live)
2.0 making sound appear.
3.0 what do check if there is no sound.
4.0 tips on making sound sound good.
5.0 turning the projector on and making dvd/chs/laptop work.

anyone wanna add to this??
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Postby James » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:27 am

sounds good to me.
I'm going to suggest 6th or 13th of july, cos I really want to be there to learn about number 4.0.

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Postby James » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:12 pm

maybe not the 6th ... I've just noticed some events down south on the 5th, and I'll be in the area anyway, so I will try to go.

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Postby Martin » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:02 pm

I'd like to come to this too. I quite often get asked to help out with the stuff since people know I do techy stuff, and then I wind up tracing cables and figuring something out on the spot. It would be good to know how everything's actually supposed to work.

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Postby lucky » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:58 pm

Any day Sat 12th onwards.

Once we got a date anyone want to make a quick poster to advertise to the vollies?

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Postby xabina » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:11 pm

I'm really interested on too, so did you decide a day?
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Postby lucky » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:18 pm

It's up to Pockets (and Shane and Nix if they want to take part, or whoever).

Just set a date, we can do another one another time if necessary if anyone can't make it.

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Postby nix » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:46 am

So..

When are we doing this?

Mr. Pockets?

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Postby Gandhi » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:14 am

my company is currently looking to increase the number of sound and lighting engineers on their roster so anyone (or anyone you know) who has good experience and can handle a variety of different set-ups and venues confidently and would like to earn some money (if you're booked for an event that is) please PM me.
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Postby pockets » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:07 am

ok, the only morning im really free is the 20th july.

gonna get shane along!

so yeah um sunday the 20th of july at um say 10am?

maybe tea can be provided *wink wink nudge nudge*

andabig hug to the day manager for letting us in maybe??

everyone bring pencils paper and your thinking hats.

and bring all your questions.
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Postby xabina » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:49 am

Cool, I'll be there!
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Postby milk » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:23 pm

noted in calendar!
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Postby James » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:34 am

I will be away then. sorry. another time. have fun.

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Postby nix » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:46 pm

Yes!
Great!

Sunday 20th.

Wow!


Yes!

Make a poster, Pockets.. put an Email out on Facefook, get all the interested parties in and lets work it out!

cool!


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