17-Feb-2003 (Mon)

Well, I spoke too soon. The webcast from the live show last night is somewhat botched. The volume is ok (maybe a little low) for the band, but the music the DJ played before the show is almost inaudible. I wasn't there in person, so I'm not totally sure, but I'm guessing that the DJ just wasn't playing very loud. Which was ok before, when we were heavily amping the feed from the main room and counting on the compressor to compensate for it (even quiet music would come out at a reasonable volume.) But now that it turns out that the compressor can't handle an input that's too loud, we're just screwed. Well, maybe the set of controls labelled "expander" on the front of the compressor can cope with this. More experimentation needed, I guess...

Also, the mix on the webcast sounds way too vocal-heavy (I think that's often the case, even when it doesn't sound that way in person.) The webcast is getting exactly what came out of the mixing board, so that suggests that we need a custom EQ setting in front of the webcast to compensate for the room accoustics or whatever, to make it sound like what you'd hear if you were here in person. Another thing that would be easy with a second Soundweb...