while not fully calculated yet, i believe i have pulled well around 60hrs this wk… with thursday off and with working today (saturday)…here is the pic i promised..a real pic….i took this from the balcony FOH position a few days ago, the fiber snake isnt hooked up yet, so i just had a local mic and headphones making sure i knew how things would be able to be routed and such. the beauty of a digital console is anything can be routed anywhere, and from several different points in the signal chain. so it opens so many different doors in how to do things….basically what im saying is i want one….i was told to spend time on the console daily, basically booting it up, let it know it still means something to me and the world, or will in a matter of weeks….i only got to do that once, but that was the highlight of my day when it happened…i think that encounter was thereaputic for the both of us
the church pushed back their move-back-in-date another wk, or else i would’ve easily pulled 80hrs this wk…so next sunday is slated as their first sunday back in, and i will be a company rep for their first and second sunday’s. the first one i am excited about, but also extremely nervous about. i keep having these thoughts that whatever they kick their service off with, choir or congregational singing or whatever, they kick it off and no sound comes out at all…not because the speakers dont work, but because the operator has no idea how in the world to turn things on…..and i can just imagine the clueless look on his face….they have already been told i will not mix the service, i will merely be there to offer technical and somewhat moral support when they cant figure something out…until that moment i will still be spending many waking moments pouring over the manual (available for download..thanks yamaha)
we got all the speakers hung and somewhat aimed, monday we will hook the rest of the signal chain in and put tunes through…hopefully….i’ll try to get a better pic this wk w/o all the scaffolding in it, with the speaker hangs and light trusses as well….most of the manual labor is over, now its the fun actual technical stuff….now i like my job even better..
until next time,