Spent the weekend doing sound for the Gamelan Conference in York. All in all an excellent event and well worth the hard work and graft involved.
Setup at the main (all night!) gig on Saturday was 6 d&b t10s in Quad format with a pair of speakers at each corner pointed at the crowd both sides of the Gamelan. Most of the Gamelan was close mic’ed with radio mics on the puppeteer and a handheld for various announcers. Yamaha LS9 console provided capable mixing duties and recordings were made straight from the desk and from an NT4 stereo mic.
My only criticism of the sound would be that puppeteers mic wasn’t on axis at the beginning. Once this was rectified ( I had to crawl across the stage) the sound was really excellent with good coverage both sides from the T10s and some sneaky monitors placed to give the dancers on stage some oomf.
I had to leave the gig early ( I had worked all day!) but it was one of the best things I have done so far whilst working at York. Congrats to all the people involved, the players and the awesome tech team. Also John Hughes who took charge when my car broke down!