UNDER THE COVERS: Live
eddie ciletti and class
On Wednesday evening, 16th
May, our resident Beatle Band, "UNDER THE COVERS" played the Green Room
and since the setup occured during class time, my AE-231 class participated.
It was a great opportunity to play "snake charmer." I wasn't able
to make all of the custom cables in time, but we pulled it of and I think
everyone had a good time.
As is typically the case for
me, I tend to think bigger-than-practical - hoping to shoot multi-camera
video, record to both ProTools as well as half-inch analog four track,
all while dealing with the live sound requirements. here's the first
rough mix from rhythm guitarist, David Hedding...
SET LIST (with lead
Take Me Back (Jam)
- nat/jess---this one will be kind of a full band vox swap.
Please Please Me -
Do You Wanna Know A Secret
1 - nat -
Some automation tweaks need
to be done in the second verse. (eddie's mix)
Honey Pie - nat then
TRUFFLE - jess
David Hedding's mix
Cry Baby - nat
Sun King intro - no
Mean Mr. Mustard - jess
Polythene Pam - jess
She Came in - nat
Golden Slumbers - alex
Carry That Weight -
The End - nat at beginning,
jess for the piano ending
Some of this "work" is in
preparation for the Summer Session. All participants will have access
to the audio and video after the event should you care to mix, edit and
"post." Be forewarned that this project may take over both of our
classes - Monday to prepare and Wednesday to do the show.
I need all skill levels, from
videographers to audiologists, roadies, security and bodies - please don't
forget to invite your friends. Please let me know your area of interest;
there are all sorts of details below - this same list will be posted on
line when updated..
I have asked that food service
be extended - you'll get see how much pull I have around here (or don't)
if that comes together, especially on such short notice. (Fingers crossed,
it won't be free but hopefully it will be there. Please be sure to
thank Todd H, Bernadette and Nick and well as Tommy Jr. and Tom "dolby"
The primary goal is to not
miss a note or a frame, the secondary goal is to be absolutely aware, and
conscious of, all equipment at all times. Security is essential.
I'd like the audio to happen without a buzz. In the ideal world,
the videographers would have some sort of headphone communications.
(Anyone know if we have spare walkie-talkies and compatible "cans?")
THE PLAYERS, the MIC LIST
and the SETUP:
Scope out the room to find a
comfy place for the gear and test the sound system (with some prerecorded
band rehearsal material) just to see what that room sounds like.
Colin has offered to bring his mackie 8-buss. We will use the insert
outputs to drive protools - that's where the custom cables come
in. I expect to use 16 channels, including a pair of audience mics.
DRUMS: Jesse Skadburg
RHYTHM GUITAR: David
BASS: Dave Trampe
KEYS: Alex Ramsey
LIVE SOUND and SUBMIX
Kick EV-647A in "crotch"
Kick (same distance as OH, use
what it available)
OH (modified SM-57 or royer stereo
OH (modified SM-57 or royer stereo
Bass (mic or DI?) There will
be two bass amps for reinforcement
nate's guitar amp - cascade Ribbon
david H's guitar amp - cascade
david H's acoustic guitar - MD-421
Alex's left keyboard DI (he will
play through a powered monitor, possibly modified KRK)
Alex's right keyboard DI (he
will play through a powered monitor, possibly modified KRK)
Jess' wireless vox drum mic (his
Nate's Vox (D12 or 609 or any
Hedding's Vox (modified 57 or...)
Alex's Vox (not "shure" of his
Only vocals and acoustic
guitar will be in the house. The instruments will be sub-mixed as
detailed below. Only if help is necessary will any instruments be
added to the house mix. If help is required, we'll need to confirm
the phase and have polarity reverse adapters for the mics. The
stereo mix will feed the main Mackie monitors via stereo limiter.
It might be nice to have delay and reverb. I am considering the possibility
of being silly - routing an ALT mix to the overhead speakers.
SUBMIX TO TAPE
1.) drums and bass vial altec
compressor to tape
2.) nate's guitar and Left
keys via LA-4 to tape
3.) dave H's guitars and
Right keys via LA-4 to tape
4.) vocals via LA-3 to tape
For the record, I want it
clear from the beginning that videographers be up as close as possible
and avoid telephoto to minimize the jitters. Videographers dress
in dark clothes.