Last night I performed with my rumba flamenco guitar trio for Read Jones Christoffersen at the Vancouver Terminal City Club. With me on the gig was bass guitarist Brent Gubbels and percussionist Lyndon dewitt.
Unfortunately I haven’t been using my RC50 lately so this was the perfect gig to bring it back. I’ve also really improved on my guitar sound. I’m now plugging into my fishman aura 16 and then into my bose T1 digital mixer to use as my guitar preamp. Within the mixer I apply a compression, reverb, eq and a slight doubling with delay. I’ll create a detailed post soon with all the details. I’m now happier than ever with my guitar sound.
Also, we now have a band member (Lyndon tonight), walk the room while I’m performing to adjust the bands volume once the room fills up. The toughest part of this gig in getting the bands volume right. We have to be heard at a nice quiet ambient volume were the guest can enjoy us and still easily talk with each other.
This was a very loud room! I’ve done this gig many times before and thought it would be interesting to check the volume of the room with it full of people networking. I used a db meter for this and to my surprise the chatter was 82db! That’s louder than your alarm clock.
In order for us to be heard at a nice ambient level I use my larger sound system with 4 pa speakers across the longest wall in the room. We also use monitors on stage to fill the stage area.
The gig for us began at 5pm and we performed until 9pm. We had a great time playing especially because we all use in ear monitors in one ear to hear our instruments above all the chatter. We also had a lot of great feedback from our client.
Today it’s off to the Rocky Mountaineer Station for a gig with TM Events. Stay tuned…