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looking for work in live sound

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:33 pm
by Crimson Chameleon
As a means of remaining a happy creative human being, I am wondering if there are any leads out there for me to be able to get involved with doing live sound. I am not interested in going to a school for 18 months to learn the tricks of the trade, and I would rather work with someone who is knowledgeable so that I can gain the confidence to maybe someday work on my own.

In my humble opinion, I have a basic understanding of sound and mixing. I've even managed to do sound for a few high school musicals and variety shows as well as the occasional live concert that I have been involved with. I've always been able to manage to get by but I am sure there are plenty of details and gaps in my knowledge that I would love to be able to fill in. I also feel that I have very good ears and I know what sounds good. I have the attitude that one shouldn't mess with things if they sound nice so that sometimes less is more.

I am an amazing learner. And like a sponge I will absorb any information that can get passed on to me. I'm also humble enough to know when I don't know something and brave enough to learn from my mistakes. How else can one improve?

Also, I am in this for the long haul. I love the idea of being able to remain in the music business for as long as I am blessed with life. I am patient but I no longer want to put off taking the first plunge so I am reaching out to the visitors of this forum to see if there is anyone out there who would like an apprentice, or just simply needs someone to help them out. I have to admit, though, that I am a musician so sometimes I will be unavailable due to touring commitments but those are planned out months in advance and I usually know what my upcoming schedule looks like. But until the band gets the "big break" and the money starts rolling in (ha ha), I would like to find other creative forms of work. Live sound feels like something I would be excellent at if someone could help me out.

I live in Norton, NB and I have a vehicle so I can travel, but I figured something around the Saint John area would be the best starting point. I am a night-owl so working evenings and nights doesn't bother me. Any leads, advice, or job offers whatsoever will be greatly appreciated.

Re: looking for work in live sound

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:55 am
by Jef
You are more than welcome to come and sit in on some shows with me at the Phoenix. We have a 32/8 analog board, everything gets mic'd. 4 monitor mixes from the FOH consol, pretty much a good learning environment for a basic uncomplicated setup. PM me if you're interested.

...Jef...

Re: looking for work in live sound

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:07 pm
by Alain Benoit
Jef wrote:You are more than welcome to come and sit in on some shows with me at the Phoenix. We have a 32/8 analog board, everything gets mic'd. 4 monitor mixes from the FOH consol, pretty much a good learning environment for a basic uncomplicated setup. PM me if you're interested.

...Jef...


That is so damn sweet.

Malcolm, can I say damn? Oh shit I just did, can I say shit?

A.