Archive | January, 2013

Audio for Video

29 Jan

It seems like I’ve been getting an unusually large number of projects tracking bands at live shows and mixing down for video. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a welcome change of pace from the FOH one-offs, I just find it interesting how after a good year of no such project, I now find myself working “audio for video” gigs every couple of weeks.

More often than not, I don’t see the video until it’s edited and synced with my audio, so I always enjoy seeing the finished product after the video folk have done their thing.  Yesterday I received a link to a video I tracked and mixed for back in October.  This particular song, a cover of The Beatles’ Across the Universe, was a bit tricky.  I wasn’t informed ahead of time that the band was bringing four additional members on stage for the song, but if you’re no stranger to live production, you can relate to the situation.  Though no show goes without its challenges and I’m happy with how everything turned out.

And now for the feature presentation:

Another of such projects, mentioned earlier, is the Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live. This Friday, Feb 1, marks the fourth installment of the series that has grown into a beast of it’s own. Originally only four shows were planned, but the Gilly crew has been busy booking local SGF acts for every First Friday through the end of summer. This time around I’ll be working with local basement rockers, The Bootheel, who, by the way, just released a great album.  To see all the Frist Friday Live videos release thus far, check out the Gillioz YouTube channel, and if you’re local, come out this Friday at 8:30 for The Bootheel’s performance.

Here’s one from J-None’s December First Friday Live rager:

And for those looking for something a bit more relaxed, check out highlights from January’s show with Bella Donna:

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EV PL88L & N/D267 Dissection

10 Jan

I have a couple of EV microphones with no output, a PL88L and N/D267, begging to be fixed. Today I opened them up to see what’s inside.