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Offline N1IPA

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Re: 95.1FM The Pirate Ship @ NearFest V
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2009, 05:44:03 AM »
I would like to say the Pirate ship did a good job with the radio station in airing the needed messages to the group.  I would also like to thank them for doing the door prize drawings, they did a nice job.  we had to work out some bugs at first, but they came through getting the job done and giving away almost everything that there were for door prizes.
Thank you for you help with the announcements gang.  See you in the fall.


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Re: 95.1FM The Pirate Ship @ NearFest V
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2009, 06:20:13 AM »
Let me second that.  Thank you Jim for handling the prizes.  I am already working in a really good Grand Prize for October (maybe we'll even have two Grand Prizes).  I'll let everyone know as soon as I close the deal.



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Re: 95.1FM The Pirate Ship @ NearFest V
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 09:42:20 PM »
Hi Adam.

Just catching up after having a busy May here. It seems perhaps you read my previous post where I mentioned "twice as much equipment" to mean "twice as loud". I can assure you that was not the plan.

Bri, Don and I had talked at length about the problem with volume control at last October's Jam. A lot of the problem stemmed from the various amplifiers active on the instruments, their locations, and my attempts to balance the mics with the instruments. Essentially, I couldn't do it.

After talking to some of the musicians we identified that a monitor system was needed to help the performers hear themselves and others, so I brought extra equipment for that function. Also Bri asked the players to bring smaller amps, and we made a few other changes.

In the end I think we got a lot better balance this time, although there were times I think when things were still a little loud. But they were the exception rather than the rule. I think we're on the right track.

I welcome any and all suggestions for the future!

Thanks to everyone involved. I'm hoping to see you in the fall.