Been a busy year! This is a fun gig, amazing gear to work with.. and it’s indoors!
I’ll start posting more, lots to show!
For the past few weeks, I have been working for Jon Canaan of Canaan Sound & Light, providing event production and engineering assistance for CHP sponsored events throughout the Sacramento region. Here are some photos of the event setup. Truss & lighting, sound, video projection.
Worked with Joe Johnston @ Pus Cavern Studios to record local act Zuhg & Random Abiladeze live at Harlow’s on J street in Midtown. Multi-track record and mixed at a later date back at pus.
Worked for PAC10 football for a few days down in Los Angeles during “media day” for NCAA football. Set up two video production rooms, 1 on 1 interviews with coaches and players, the other for promo video shots. Worked with Rusty at Franklin Pictures. Was a fun 2 days, exciting to work with some of the top coaches and players in PAC10.
Recorded Kesha @ Arco Arena over the weekend, working with Joe Johnston of Pus Cavern Recording. Of the 40+ tracks used for the concert, we recorded 32 channels into an extended Pro Tools HD recording rig with a wealth of mic preamps from Chameleon Labs, Daiking, Neve, Trident, and Universal Audio. HD192 and SSl audio converters were used. The tracks will be used to assist the Front of house engineer in transitioning from a Yamaha PM5D mixing console, to an Avid Venue Profile system for later tour dates.
These are pictures of a complete overhaul of a sound system at Beale Air Force Base in California. System design, installation, setup, and tuning completed by me. Big thanks to Ken’s Pro Sound for assistance in rigging the speaker cluster. Once again, quality components throughout the signal chain. Not shown are two separate audio zones with ceiling speakers and wall mount volume controls to hear the services held in the main chapel. This installation had many write-ups in magazines such as Pro Sound News and various church sound related publications.
This is a great example of what my system designs can do for you! The last picture is what the dance room at Kennedy High School had for a “sound system”. Old antiquated cd player, wireless, and something called a speaker at the bottom of the cart.
New system was installed in a locking wall rack for security. Quality components used throughout. CD player with ipod dock and a very simple audio mixer for audio novice to operate. Compact speakers with high output and punchy bass, suitable for a dance facility.
Customer was absolutely ecstatic by the end result.
Oakmont High School purchased 15 additional wireless headset units to make a total of 20 systems for their theatre department. Antenna distros as well. Ended up remote installing the antennas. All with Countryman E6 headsets. Originally had spec’ed Audio Technica because they had 5 3000 series to begin with, but ended up with Shure product (The Farm, don’t hate me).
Installed some very cool LED stage lighting @ New Life Church in Elk Grove. 9 lights total, all linked via DMX to a controller. No heat, all color options available, even strobing capabilities.
Thomas Pridgen (ex-mars volta, now Memorials) just made me want to play drums! Ran sound for the clinic outside Skip’s Music. Huge QSC stacks, awesome drum kit, and Pridgen is an amazing drummer. Damn that was fun!
More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctmsound/
Recorded drums at a house in east sac for my friend Scott Ballard. His mics, my rig. Awesome drummer.
House sound man John brought me out to Momo Lounge (above Harlow’s) to tune their JBL SRX system. Discovered some funky wiring and the driverack 260 preset was a nightmare. The DJ that same night was impressed by the change. I need to go back in and modify the crossover settings one more time to get the second sub to output a little more.
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