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Re: Vortex w/ headphones
>Does anyone really know how well the audience can
>here this? How much of a difference does it make?
At some point, I set up a few loops and set them to infinite repeat.
This gives me an opportunity to walk around the venue and see what the
sound is like. There *is* a difference for the audience playing in
stereo, but I'm not looking to give the audience a "perfect" stereo
image, but rather a 3-D sonic construction. Recently I've gotten into
angling the speakers towards a wall and up at the ceiling to get maximum
dispersion. It gets difficult to tell exactly where the sound is coming
from, particularly if I "hide" the speakers behind a chair or something.
>I guess, at least, if nothing else, the musician (you)
>will hear it and perhaps be more inspired... but it
>seems like a lot of trouble to go to if people can't
Since I already had the necessary speakers and power amp, it wasn't that
much trouble. The load-in/set-up time for two speakers vs one is
miniscule in light of all the other gear I already have to load in.
>Doesn't bypassing PA cause problems for the poor guy
>trying to mix the band? Or are you guys playing solo?
My looping gigs are usually solo, or if not, with someone else who is
also packing their own amplification. A lot of gigs are in
non-traditional spaces which don't have a PA (theatre lobbies,
coffeehouses, building foyers). The places that have PA's are usually
pleased that they don't have to hassle with it, once I explain that I
understand the idea of appropriate, comfortable volume.