Running a Studio
by, 10-10-2011 at 03:36 PM (367 Views)
Some epiphany's are not but the benefit of wonderment as to how hard it is to take an ATM35 that is supposed to clipped to a horn... is clipped to a mic stand... AND LEFT THERE!?! <sigh>
In it's stead... a perfectly hot SM58, intended for a backup vocalist is swung down for use as the sax mic... which is now pointed downward... and directly into a floor wedge sitting under the vocal mic.
So... there is a 58 pointing directly into the wedge, the sax mic is apparently pointing straight into the same wedge as well... and there's a wonderment why the hell there's feedback on the deck?? IT'S CLIPPED TO THE SAME STAND AS THE VOCAL MIC... AND LEFT THERE!!!
I couldn't see the stage at all... no way to even stand on anything to see what was going on, the crowd was so tight to the stage. All I could hear was feedback, that I hadn't had ALL day... and kept trying to find it with no luck at all. Now I know why...
I KNOW not all sax players are as dumb as a bag of rocks... I KNOW this... But I'm used to working with sax players that at least know which end of the damn horn to play... <sigh>
Hell, most of the musicians I know and work with know what types of mic's are for... and when the sound guy hands you a clip on mic and sez clip this to your bell... it's already positioned... that they usually follow the sound guy's advice, or ask a bit about it and get the skoop on the mic.
Horn players... reed players... PLEASE... when you are SPECIFICALLY singled out and asked to use a certain mic... at least ask how it's supposed to be used... it's perfectly OK to say you don't know!! IT'S REALLY OK TO ASK!!! Sound guys LOVE talkin' about this crap... We'll explain as much as we possibly can. Just don't be torkhead and poo-poo wtf I'm asking you to use... when you don't EVEN know what you're doing with your own horn!
As the AE, this prolly ain't my first rodeo if I'm huntin' your ass down to give you something. PAY ATTENTION!!!
Your damned lame attitude has seriously caused detriment to a once in a lifetime recording... Thanks for screwing it up for everyone, you dirtbag.