, attached to 2024-04-18

Review by ExpandingExponentially

ExpandingExponentially Looks cool! I noticed there were no amps on stage tonight, so the sound must be different inside the sphere than a normal show - from both the audience and the band's perspective (I just heard from a friend it's little akward... although I'm not physically there to hear for myself, I do trust his opinion). However, it does sound amazingly great at home tonight, as it's mixed down to stereo the same way a normal show would be.

I know it must be a little different in that room tonight. To me, it does appear as if they can hear each other more clearly without stage amps, sounds and other stage noises bleeding through the various mics and such. Tonight, the stage-sound wasn’t exactly on stage to be amplified at all. This means the central source of sound (stage-sound) wasn’t present for the audience, the band, or microphones on stage to pick up sound bleed. This factor will ultimately change the sound altogether and you will only hear a stereo mix through the PA system or in ear monitor headphones.

If the source stage-sound is not present, it would sound very different than a band with amps on stage all playing together in one place as a single unit/source of sound, which is then amplified, mixed, and fed into a PA system.

Normally, the stage-sound itself is amplified to be heard from greater distances (louder)- but the sound is still originating from the stage itself, and you will hear a combination of both stage-sound and the PA amplified signal together.

Tonight however, the stage-sound was elsewhere and the amplified signals were sent back to the PA speakers/band as a mix - kind of like a studio setup.

As a live playing musician, I personally always rely on my stage sound before anything sent back to me in a mixed form. I can't imagine what it's like to play only hearing mic'ed amps through in ear speakers but not behind me... it's almost as if they are in a studio session tonight... kinda sorta in a way....


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