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KEYBOARD AND AMP
Digital Grand piano with MIDI. Roland JC-120 or similar amplifier. Leslie Speaker with Combo Pre Amp Pedal, OR a Wotion Sound Pro 3, Hammond X-B2. Piano must have a stand.
2 GUITAR AMPS
Either Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Fender, Carvin, ect. tube amps. Please make sure that the amps contain tubes that do not squeal, crackle or distort prematurely. The amps must each have an operable effects loop.
Either Gaiilen-Kreuger 800RB, Ampeg SVT (Tube) amps. Speakers to be 1-4x10 and 1-1x15 for G-K or 1-8x10 for Ampeg.
Five piece Ludwig kit with Hi-Hat, Ride and Crash cymbals and all necessary hardware including a throne. Kit to be in very good condition and set up before sound check.
SOUND AND LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
Professional on stage monitor system to include a minimum of 6 Discrete mixes to 6 floor wedges. Each mix must have a 1/3 octave equalizer and at least 150 watts of power. The monitor desk should have at least 16 inputs and there should be reverb available.
There will need to be a qualified engineer for the monitor mix position.
Professional F.O.H. Desk (Soundcraft, DDA, Ramsa, TAC) with a minimum of 24 channels and 6 aux sends. Effects to include 4 Quality Digital Reverbs and 1 Quality Digital Delay (Lexicon, AMS, Yamaha, no Alesis) 3 Patchable Quality Limiters (BSS, UREI, DBX) and 6 Quality Noise Gates (DBX 900, Valley, Drawmer, Aphex). The Rig shall be in stereo, 3 or 4 way actively crossed over with 1/3 octave EQ on the main F.O.H. mix. The rig shall be of a size appropriate for the venue to attain 105 Db SPL AT THE MIX POSITION. We would appreciate a very low distortion system.
There will need to be a qualified engineer for the F.O.H. mix position.
HARDWARE AND MICS
9 short boom stands (instruments), 2 regular straight stands (front vocals), 2 large base boom stands (drum and keyboard vocals), 3 regular base boom stands (horn, bass and guitar vocals) and 4 quality active direct boxes (bass, keys and wireless sax).
Microphones to consist of 7 matched condensers for vocals, 7 appropriate quality instrument mics, and at least 1- 421 for the kick drum, as well as condensers for hi-hat and overhead.
Minimum 4x1k per side with a reasonable controller. Large venues will require appropriate lighting.
*Please Note that this is only a guideline. It would be best to hire a professional sound and lighting company to handle the equipment needs for the Mar Dels and to give them a copy of this rider.