New gig - Performing Arts Center

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  1. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm excited to start working a new gig. Mixing front-of-house at the beautiful new facility called the First Ontario Performing Arts Center.

    Tomorrow night is Handel's Messiah. A 100 person choir with an orchestra.

    Last night Maceo Parker played.

    I'm in the venue right now getting acquainted with the equipment and space. I'll be mixing on an Avid Venue / S6L. So far I'm really digging this console!

    The facility is outstanding. The large hall I'm in is called the Partridge Hall.

    Check out this 3d tour:

    http://callkarl.ca/3d-model/performing-arts-center/fullscreen/#


    Just pumped.....
    that's all! :thumb:
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Some guys have all the fun!

    Messiah! Oh, yeah! Make it sound HUGE!

    Tis the season, enjoy the heck out of the privilege and opportunity!
     
  4. Freddy G

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    Thanks guys!

    The choir/orchestra is rehearsing on stage right now for tomorrow's performance.

    Holy sh*t....this hall sounds magnificent. Goosebumps!
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Shame it can't be recorded for posterity.....

    I for one would LOVE to hear it!
     
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    decoy205 Senior Member

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    They got the right man for the job. Congrats on the new gig! That place looks pretty legit. Knock em dead Freddy!
     
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    It is going to be recorded in fact!
     
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    I know you'll kick it in the ass, Freddy. Way to go!
     
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    Happy / sorry about your new gig. Don't let it devour your soul.
     
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    Beautiful place! Good luck tonight Freddy!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I'll have a good time....the technical director is a great guy and very old friend of mine, he was actually my band's soundman way back in the mid 80s.


    Hah! I know what you mean but nah....it's not a full time job at all.....nor would I want it to be. I'm on a roster with a handful of other guys. I can take or decline calls.
     
  12. John Scrip

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    Well that's awesome then. :thumb:
     
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    Very COOL!

    Freddy, you have the life that I'd find at the top of many of my lists. Good for you. You've earned it! Maybe not an easy life, but packed with so many interesting details and finding how to work best with them! :thumb:

    From an architectural perspective, that place is right up there! Really well thought out to every last detail.

    Every surface is hard and yet with all those sleek and streamlined aesthetic sound managing details and nuances, it delivers "goosebumps" because it sounds so good! :applause::applause::applause::applause:

    Perfection is no accident! :cool:

    Please share when you can! I know I'm very interested in seeing/hearing it.

    I'm sure you will shine in your new gig!
     
  14. Freddy G

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    Yesterday the technical director was showing me the room tuning system. All controlled by automation. Reflective surfaces and panels can be turned into absorptive surfaces....depending on the desired room response. So at one end of the spectrum the room can be tuned for soft, medium or loud acoustic performances (Messiah will be at the loud end of the spectrum!) and also loud or medium amplified performances.
     
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    Now that's slicker than I thought!

    Work it Freddy! So I can live vicariously through your experiences! :cool:
     
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    Congrats. Looks like an amazing place.
     
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    I've played in orchestras for The Messiah maybe 20 times. I still get chills.

    Kudos for the gig!
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Between you and Freddy, now I can't decide who's the luckier one! :shock:

    Props to you both! :applause::applause::applause:
     
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    Freddy gets the props. Engineering and recording in such a venue is quite the accomplishment. Playing a horn in a Baroque orchestra is easy in comparison.
     
  20. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    +1 :thumb:

    Sooo true! I do live sound on a semi regular basis, although nowhere near the size Freddy's doing. :shock:

    And I couldn't play a horn to save my life!:laugh2:

    I would imagine in your case it would be easier to blend in when there are many others around you playing pretty much the same thing.

    If you were to screw up, you could probably slide through it without too much notice.

    If Freddy screws up the whole place will know it! :wow:

    No pressure......:laugh2:
     

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