[Dixielandjazz] Re: Rain Enhances Music at Satchmo Summerfest (Should be Sound Reinforcement Subject)

Richard Broadie richard.broadie at gte.net
Wed Aug 6 19:36:09 PDT 2003

In the post below, Bob Ringwald just changed the topic from Rain Enhances
Music ... to the
topic of sound reinforcement without changing the subject line
appropriately.  Consequently, I'm guilty of not changing the subject line
in my response.   Was I mislead by our leader????  :-)

Gottcha Bob!   (And myself too!)      Dick

> (Snip)
>  Bob Ringwald adds:
> How many times have you seen a band get held up from starting on time
> because of the mikes?  If they would have played without the
> they would have sounded much better.
> How many times have you been offended by feedback ruining a really great
> solo or by a mic cutting out, doing the same thing?
> When will musicians learn how much better a band sounds without all that
> amplification?
> Sure, in a large venue, you need some amplification but for gawd sakes,
> forget all that stuff in a small room.  Musicians have forgotten how to
> with dynamics and fans have forgotten how to listen.
> At a Sacramento Jazz Jubilee a few years ago, I talked the director, Roger
> Krum, into having an all acoustic venue.  It was a really nice room with
> good acoustics.  Bands sounded great there without mikes.
> He could not get enough bands to agree to play without mikes, to keep the
> room going.  What a shame!
> Bob (Turn that damn thing off) Ringwald
> Placerville, CA
> mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
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