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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 31 2013, 06:16 PM
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Hello there guys and gals smile.gif

I took the opportunity to shoot a few little videos during the soundcheck for the gig I am having tonight and also, show you our stage setup, as we usually send it to gig organizers.

The stage setup is usually a very important aspect, as it will save you all the trouble in the world and it will usually be the thing that separates you and your band from a decent soundcheck. If you don't have the stage setup plan for your band, you will end up having to perform on the existing gear.

We usually bring the guitar amps, complete drum set, bass amp, pedalboards and we have two technicians making sure that everything is in spot and ready in the minimum time possible, so that we may use the soundcheck - considering tonight's situation, when we are sharing the stage with 5 more bands, being fast and efficient with the setup is vital, because if you waste the allocated time frame, you end up without any soundcheck done. That is one of the worst things possible for your performance, so, having everything prepared is a very good thing to do. If you can afford technicians, the better and if you have your own live set sound engineer, it's the best possible situation, as he can make you or unmake you if you get my meaning.

You can find the stage setup in the picture below (the exact components will be available tomorrow - when you send the picture, you also send the gear list) and the movies embedded here will show a glimpse of the stage, the bass pedalboard and one of the guitar pedalboards. (Turn the volume of your computer as low as possible before watching the movies tongue.gif)

General stage view



Bass pedalboard



Cezar's guitar FX pedalboard



More details on ALL THE EXACT USED GEAR coming soon and movies from the gig as well - fridge with beers included! biggrin.gif

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post Feb 1 2013, 02:27 AM
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Love the behind the scenes type stuff. Have a great show!


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post Feb 1 2013, 07:51 AM
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Very cool vid man! The behind the scenes stuff is always very cool. It's great to see behind the curtain, especially for folks building up to their first gig!

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Hello there guys and gals smile.gif

I took the opportunity to shoot a few little videos during the soundcheck for the gig I am having tonight and also, show you our stage setup, as we usually send it to gig organizers.

The stage setup is usually a very important aspect, as it will save you all the trouble in the world and it will usually be the thing that separates you and your band from a decent soundcheck. If you don't have the stage setup plan for your band, you will end up having to perform on the existing gear.

We usually bring the guitar amps, complete drum set, bass amp, pedalboards and we have two technicians making sure that everything is in spot and ready in the minimum time possible, so that we may use the soundcheck - considering tonight's situation, when we are sharing the stage with 5 more bands, being fast and efficient with the setup is vital, because if you waste the allocated time frame, you end up without any soundcheck done. That is one of the worst things possible for your performance, so, having everything prepared is a very good thing to do. If you can afford technicians, the better and if you have your own live set sound engineer, it's the best possible situation, as he can make you or unmake you if you get my meaning.

You can find the stage setup in the picture below (the exact components will be available tomorrow - when you send the picture, you also send the gear list) and the movies embedded here will show a glimpse of the stage, the bass pedalboard and one of the guitar pedalboards. (Turn the volume of your computer as low as possible before watching the movies tongue.gif)

General stage view



Bass pedalboard



Cezar's guitar FX pedalboard



More details on ALL THE EXACT USED GEAR coming soon and movies from the gig as well - fridge with beers included! biggrin.gif

Cosmin



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post Feb 1 2013, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for sharing this! Cool to see all this stuff behind. Want more details and please share all the vids that are going to be made tonight cool.gif
Is that the PRS 2012 SE Custom I ordered recently? tongue.gif
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post Feb 1 2013, 09:27 AM
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QUOTE (mad @ Feb 1 2013, 08:22 AM) *
Thanks for sharing this! Cool to see all this stuff behind. Want more details and please share all the vids that are going to be made tonight cool.gif
Is that the PRS 2012 SE Custom I ordered recently? tongue.gif


Hey mate! That's my band mate Dan's PRS Custom 24 USA made biggrin.gif I will post some more stuff in a few minutes!


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post Feb 1 2013, 10:06 AM
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Great! BTW I 'unordered' the PRS and decided to make 'different' deal.. more on that later wink.gif
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post Feb 1 2013, 11:35 AM
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Alright, now for the gear we use:

Vocals - Shure SM 58 mics and Shure PSM 200 In ear monitoring system.

Guitars and bass guitars - PRS Custom 24, PRS Paul Allender, PRS Mike Mushok, Ibanez Baritone (Got no clue what this model is but it was a cheap buy on eBay, modded with a Bareknuckle Coldsweat pup), Yamaha baritone Orgy signature, Fender Stratocaster custom made (Cezar bought Fender parts of his choice and had them assembled by our luthier of choice), Gibson Les Paul Standard, Warwick Streamer bass

Amps - Mesa Boogie Roadster, Mesa Boogie Road King, Crate Blue Voodoo 120, Warwick Jonas Hellborg signature head

Cabs - Marshall (2x12), Mesa (2x12) and Crate (4x12)

Effects - Line 6 DL4, MXR Zack Wylde OD, Korg Pitchblack tuners, ISP Decimator noisegate, Hardwire Reverb and Delay, Suhr Shiba Drive, MXR phase 90, G major effects processor rack unit, Palmer speaker simulator

Drums - Pearl shells and Zidjian cymbals

Here's a little backstage movie, showing in order of appearance: the D.O.C. guitar rack, one of our technicians - 'Youth' as we call him laugh.gif my band mates Cezar and Dan and Stefan, the vocalist from Negura Bunget, a famous Romanian black metal band that performed alongside us yesterday evening.



Notice the bottle of water biggrin.gif we are so not rock stars laugh.gif

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post Feb 2 2013, 12:00 AM
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Awesome man. Would love to see/hear some of one of your shows! Looks like one of the guys has a Morley Wild Horsey.
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post Feb 2 2013, 03:04 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 1 2013, 10:35 AM) *
Notice the bottle of water biggrin.gif we are so not rock stars laugh.gif


Even rock stars need to hydrate once in a while! biggrin.gif How long does it take to set all your gear up, is it like a routine?


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post Feb 2 2013, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Feb 1 2013, 11:00 PM) *
Awesome man. Would love to see/hear some of one of your shows! Looks like one of the guys has a Morley Wild Horsey.


Thank you! Oh yeah - Forgot to add that one to the list biggrin.gif Thanks mate!

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Even rock stars need to hydrate once in a while! biggrin.gif How long does it take to set all your gear up, is it like a routine?


smile.gif Hmmmm, routine is not necessarily the right word in its entirety, because each stage is different and the conditions available are different - but usually the two techs are skilled and efficient so I'd say that they can set up our gear pretty fast if everything is ok with the stage and if the local techs are cooperative, the better smile.gif


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