Outside gig sound help

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  1. ce24

    ce24 Poster Extraordinaire

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    So we have an outside gig coming up on sunday. Nothing big but there are issues.
    We will be setting up on the only platform available. Problem is the field slopes Down and away from the stage area. I cant see a way of keeping the sound from just going over Everybodys head And we sound like crap. Anybody ever dealt with this king of scene?

    thanks
    Ce24
     
  2. EddieLocrian

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    Even Roman amphitheatres were seated upwards from the stage.

    Can you ask to move the platform to the bottom of the slope?
     
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    ce24 Poster Extraordinaire

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    No....it is set....its just the patio at a house that is the venue. The bottom of the slope is damp...no stage available just damp grass. Horrible situation....i really dont think a solution is possible. Me thinks we will just have to live with it.
     
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  4. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Some details on what sort of mains cabinets you're using would help. Big, small, on poles?
     
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    Since bass is not directional, you will be ok with subs.
    if self contained units..(bass/mid/treb/horn) all in one
    you could lay on side, like monitors torward audience
    and do a slight wedge with towels.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I think the speaker sound shape will be fine, unless there's a ton of slope. But without knowing what you have.... Some PA speakers have a "tilt hole" for the speaker stand as well as the usual hole on the bottom .
     
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    uriah1 nailed it.
     
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  8. ce24

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    4 3way 12” mains.....2 2way 12” wedge monitors. 2 stands. We just have small club type PA. I was concerned about drums so we will do a full mic up thru a separate board and run that into a single channel on our main board. its just a small neighborhood Gathering....but you never want to sound bad even if you play good.
     
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    That's the hope, but i rarely know if it's the reality.
     
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  10. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How much slope is there? I would suggest just putting the cabinets on the ground, and if you're lucky they'll end up at head height for people down the hill a ways. If needed, you could lean them forward slightly with a 2x4 or two under the back feet.
     
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    This sounds like the best solution.. Thinking we'll just line up all four speakers in a line like a horizontal array in front of the band. The two wedges for foldback.
     
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