Hi Leute, ich bin letztens bei Facebook über etwas gestolpert und möchte das gerne hier mal Posten. Es geht darum, wie der Tontechniker behandelt werden soll und was die anderen Personen in der Gegenwart des Tontechnikers zu beachten haben. Hoffe Ihr seid Freunde der englischen Sprache. Viel Spaß beim Lesen: (Quelle: Facebook-Gruppe: Don't piss off the sound guy...) DONT PISS OFF THE SOUND GUY What follows is some good advice for all of the armchair audiophiles out there who approach the sound engineer at a show with something to say Section 1: General Info 1.1 Garbage in = garbage out. If the band sucks, theres nothing the sound guy can do. 1.2 You dont need a college degree to be a sound guy, but it doesnt hurt. Your cool home theatre system doesnt make you qualified to be a sound engineer. 1.3 Its great that you run the sound at your church on the weekends. I do this for a living. 1.4 I cant turn it down anymore Youll have to talk to the guitar player. 1.5 Dont try to impress me by throwing around a bunch of equipment model numbers or a bunch of Physics information like Ohms, Watts, Inverse Squares, Decibels, SPL, Phase Cancellation, and that kind of stuff. You can talk about your textbooks all you want, but at the end of the day you still have to have some experience to realize that the textbook stuff is usually a bunch of crap. 1.6 Were not roadies. That term fell out of common usage in the early 70s right after the Jackson Browne album came out. Section 2: For the Band 2.1 To the guitar player: Ive gone on at length about how much I like the sound of a Les Paul plugged into a Marshall, but in a club you might have to turn it down a bit. If you have a huge guitar amp screaming a few feet away from your vocal mic, its just not gonna work. Two words for you: Isolation cabinet. 2.2 For the drummer: Im going to put a gate on the kick and the snare, and compressors on some of the other instruments and vocals in the band. Part of my job is to manage dynamics. All those cool ghost notes youre doing on your snare drum wont translate to the nosebleed seats in an arena. Get over yourself, or go play some jazz somewhere. 2.3 For the trumpet player: Take your part down an octave so you dont have to play so loud. Youre not Doc Severinson, and you cant hit the high notes anyway. 2.4 To the vocalist: Give me something to work with. I cant turn a whisper into a shout. If you sing softly, youre not gonna hear yourself. 2.5 For the whole band: The monitor guy is not going to change every element of your mix for every single song. Understand the difference between what you WANT to hear and what you NEED to hear. The more you micro-manage the monitor guy, the less happy youll be. 2.6 More for the band: I dont care if youre not completely comfortable. I have to do my job in some of the most ridiculous situations imaginable, in the rain, the wind, the snow, the blazing sun, and often without an adequate amount of time or resources. Heaven forbid that you might have to do the same grow up and stop your whining. Section 3: For other technical personnel 3.1 For the studio guy: I dont give a f--- how you did it in the studio. 3.2 For the video people: It doesnt matter if you can see some of my equipment in your camera shot. The people watching should be looking at the talent. Zoom in and shut up. 3.3 For the lighting guys: Dont run your cables on top of mine. No, you cant put a light on top of the sidefill. No, you cant use a channel of my snake for your control line. No, I wont pack your console up for you. Get your truss off the stage and up in the air so I can do my gig. Go away now. Section 4: Corporate gigs 4.1 To the event planners, banquet staff, hotel salespeople, florists, decorators, and various other people who walk around with clipboards: None of your shmatters if we cant hear the guy at the podium. Recognize!