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Jeff Romard

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Then let them bring THEIR systems next time .. share the insanity ..
You think they have systems and are willing to deal with that mess?..

On the off chance they do they should all bring them run them all together imagine that :)
 

steve149

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You think they have systems and are willing to deal with that mess?..

On the off chance they do they should all bring them run them all together imagine that :)
I think next time Mix needs to pick a park that isn't on the other side of the RR tracks from Newark Airport. One of the runways is aimed right at the Handball/Paddleball court. Maybe that's why everyone brings 3 times as much gear as needed ... to get over the noise.

The circled item is the courts ...

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Jeff Romard

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I think next time Mix needs to pick a park that isn't on the other side of the RR tracks from Newark Airport. One of the runways is aimed right at the Handball/Paddleball court. Maybe that's why everyone brings 3 times as much gear as needed ... to get over the noise.

The circled item is the courts ...

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I'm not sure he could have found somewhere much nosier than that. You could probably hit the plane flying over with a rock at that distance from the airport
 

tunes4046

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We were expecting more people. Stop looking at it being me doing it. Every DJ who comes there to play makes sure they have a big system. Nobody would come in there with just 2 12" tops and 2 subs. They all know better. 2 of the DJs who helped out here even have a bigger system they would have used there.
Who set this precedent, maybe it’s time for someone with some knowledge and understanding of proper sound reinforcement break this cycle and show them how it’s done properly with much less equipment

Right now my guess is it’s more of a who has more gear contest
 

Scott Hanna

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We were expecting more people.
I have no idea how many people you were expecting.

However, from the picture, I can guess how people could fit on that court. Not sure where else the people that didn't show up would have been.


I'm all for having more sound than you need, but when you combine, age, health issues, and typical gig size, you are making it much harder on yourself than it needs to be. All for zero benefit and little pay.
 
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ittigger

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Feb 1, 2011
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I'm all for having more sound than you need, but when you combine, age, health issues, and typical gig size, you are making it much harder on yourself than it needs to be. All for zero benefit and little pay.
Let's not forget that he's also collecting disability and supposedly was suing someone because he tripped on their sidewalk. I wonder how those play into someone moving and using lots of large and heavy pieces of equipment.

The point of this response was really to hone in on 'making it much harder on yourself than it needs to be'.
 

PhaseIIPro

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The sound was awesome
They all agreed it was through the roof.
I didn't witness any sound that was awesome or through the roof while I was there, but maybe that all happen after I left or before I arrived. I did however witness the majority of the speakers and all subs shut off for a couple of minutes while I was there. They got it back going within a couple of minutes though. What was that about?

I also wondered after leaving why didn't you or some of the other 10 folks that were there take a ride around the park and recruit some of the other people in the park that day to come down to your event and enjoy some great house music.

As I said in another post, I asked two girls that were leaving the park as I was walking down to you guys if it was packed down at the handball courts, and they answered "no, but they are playing some great music". They went on talking to each other and naming a bunch of great house DJ's in the area, and neither one of them mentioned MIXMASTERMACHOMAN. I was very surprised not to hear your name mentioned when your always on here talking about all of your skills and stoking your ego.

I was really hoping to arrive at the park that day being able to witness THE GREAT MIXMASTERMACHOMAN tearing up the set with several hundred people dancing their asses off to the hottest house hits.

Oh well, Maybe next time.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Then let them bring THEIR systems next time .. share the insanity ..
It's not insanity. It's what they bring to get the job done right. Most of you don't agree but you have also never done an event there. When you do an event there, tell me what you think.
 

sonic-vision

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Feb 6, 2007
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It's not insanity. It's what they bring to get the job done right. Most of you don't agree but you have also never done an event there. When you do an event there, tell me what you think.
Two 18 subs & two 12 tops (6000 watts ) no power amps to lug would have been way more than needed for that small of area.
 

tunes4046

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Two 18 subs & two 12 tops (6000 watts ) no power amps to lug would have been way more than needed for that small of area.
Mix I perform the side stage at a large country music festival every year, we are talking 20,000 people in attendance I probably have 2000 at my stage between acts on the main stage, I do this with 6 cerwin Vega t36/750 and 4 JBL SR4732 which if you don’t know are a double 12 cabinet all powered by crown amps, that 10 speakers and 4 amps for 2000 people not 40 I’d bet it sounds 1000 times better that that mis matched steaming pile you guys threw together
 

steve149

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It's not insanity. It's what they bring to get the job done right. Most of you don't agree but you have also never done an event there. When you do an event there, tell me what you think.
No, it's what they bring because they THINK they need it to get the job done. Lots of speakers doesn't mean good or even loud sound in many cases. The issues you get by using many different speakers with different frequency responses and timing needs can sometimes work against you with lots of cancellations, power alleys and unpleasant sound. I'm still betting you didn't delay the tops and the Yorkville subs to compensate for the horn loading in the CVs and if you used proper crossovers, you'd be looking at high end units due to the different settings needed for the Yamahas vs the EVs (and Peaveys) as well as the CVs vs the Yorkvilles.

Mix, you can bring what you want, but many of us have done actual sound work and have a decent idea what something can/can't do. If you want big, rent the proper gear and get someone who can run it as an additional partner.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Two 18 subs & two 12 tops (6000 watts ) no power amps to lug would have been way more than needed for that small of area.
Keep thinking that. HA HA. Next time I will use your toy setup and see how people feel about that in that part of the park. Oh my bad. After their reaction you might retire from DJing.

What you would bring is a pocket knife to a gun fight.
 

PhaseIIPro

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Keep thinking that. HA HA. Next time I will use your toy setup and see how people feel about that in that part of the park. Oh my bad. After their reaction you might retire from DJing.

What you would bring is a pocket knife to a gun fight.

Mix,

Any answer to what I asked a few post above? Do you know why the majority of speakers cutoff during the short time I was there? Was that happening throughout the event or just that one time? Was it an issue with the generator, amps, or crossover, or just like a loose wire or something?

What kind of crossover did you guys use? What crossover point did you set the vega’s and yorkvilles?

Thanks in advance for the answers.
 
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steve149

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Keep thinking that. HA HA. Next time I will use your toy setup and see how people feel about that in that part of the park. Oh my bad. After their reaction you might retire from DJing.

What you would bring is a pocket knife to a gun fight.
You mean you could have had LESS people? Mix .. it was free .. what difference did it make what people "thought" about it? Music is music .. it wasn't like you charged for it and it was an EDM show ...
 
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Scott Hanna

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It's not insanity. It's what they bring to get the job done right. Most of you don't agree but you have also never done an event there. When you do an event there, tell me what you think.
All we have to go on is the pictures. Tell us what we are not seeing.
 
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sonic-vision

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Keep thinking that. HA HA. Next time I will use your toy setup and see how people feel about that in that part of the park. Oh my bad. After their reaction you might retire from DJing.

What you would bring is a pocket knife to a gun fight.
Mix,Your always wanting to fight with people! little old for fighting ?
 
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