The question I'm most often asked is "Do you really know
what all those knobs and switches do?"
The answer is yes.
If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to do my job.
Besides the mixing console shown here, there are also racks
full of outboard gear like compressors, EQs and digital delays
patched into individual channels. A realtime analyzer
displays the sound pressure levels of each 1/3rd octave
across the audio spectrum, and a laptop computer shows the
status of each of the amps under the stage.
(Click on the photos to enlarge)
Me at work.
(Photo by Sylvia)
Al, lead guitar, with Mike.
Mike, lead vocals and guitar, Gabe on drums, Dave on bass.
Power amps stage right.
Fifty thousand watts here, and a duplicate rack of amps
is on the other side of the stage, too.