Your band is too loud. Ever heard that before? You’ve probably heard it at every type of gig imaginable. Is it your fault? Yes, it’s yours. Not just you, but not just your band, either. Yep, it’s time… Paul and Dave have The Volume Conversation. Are they honest enough? Only you can be the judge! Listen, learn, and then let ’em have it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know what you think!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 142 – Wednesday, November 29, 2017
00:01:10 Mystical, Mysterious, Ethereal Conceptual Talk About Volume
“I’m a drummer and therefore I’m guilty”
“I’m a guitar player and therefore I’m accused”
00:03:14 Inside vs. Outside
00:04:09 Getting your sound before the gig starts
Drummers! Experiment with loosening your snares
00:06:43 Get underneath the vocals
00:08:18 Balancing with everyone else on stage
00:10:03 Learn how to engineer your band
00:13:01 Starting the night the right way
00:17:25 Listen to the stage
00:19:23 Retrain yourself!
00:20:43 Drummers and self-awareness
00:22:37 When the drummer can be your friend
00:26:04 Learn how your instrument needs to fit inside the mix
It’s a thankful time of year, and Paul and Dave have many things to be thankful for. At least five things each, as a matter of fact. Listen to them talk through their lists, offering color and perspective for one another and, ultimately, well… I think you know where this one goes. Press play and enjoy! Always be performing, folks!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 141 – Monday, November 20, 2017
00:02:14 What are your favorite weekend Warriors Thankful For?
First, your two favorite Weekend Warriors talk through creating your own event by answering Kevin’s “What is FLINGFest?” question. This opens up many avenues for Paul and Dave to discuss, and that takes them and you on a journey. For any other podcast that would be enough, but not GigGab. After this, it’s time to talk about equipment problems. Taboo subject, yes, but it’s a necessary one and there’s no fear here. What do you do to prevent equipment issues, and how prepared are you for dealing with them in the moment? All this is discussed, too. It’s like two episodes in one!
00:00:00 GigGab 140 – Wednesday, November 15, 2017
It’s time to dig into the mechanics a bit. First, technology. How much is too much, or is there such a thing? Paul and Dave discuss. Then a bit into organizing shows for the best chances at success, even when you don’t get to rehearse as much as you’d like… or at all. Finally, listener David (no relation!) asks about earplugs… and Dave and Paul have answers!
00:00:00 GigGab 139 – Monday, November 6, 2017
00:00:35 Lots of technology and polish can make a solo or duo