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Jeff H
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#10909 3 years, 6 months ago
I agree 100% with the urgent need for something to be done about the sound at Furthur shows.

I am one of their biggest fans, but nearly every show I have seen has had various sound problems. I am not an audio expert, but to me the sad thing is that this band IS SO F()CKING GREAT that it is an absolute tragedy that the same cannot be said of the format on which it is being recorded. Like, seriously, with modern technology, is it really all that hard to get the sound right? We know so much more about sound than we did in 1972, yet Phil and Bob are seemingly okay with medocre sound.

At any rate, I will support these guys till the end and I would just like to be crystal clear that this band is the BEST thing since Brent passed....Thank you so much for the magic, guys....I can't wait until Summer!

Best,
Jeff H
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Jack_Straw
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Posts:22

Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#10939 3 years, 6 months ago
Charlie Sheen wrote:
stay away from the scene because "we don't love you."



TICKET PRICES ARE VERY VERY EXPENSIVE.


When I am at a show I EXPECT THE SOUND to be DECENT at 75+ bucks per ticket.

I was at 2 shows and the sound at both was PITIFUL.

Sorry to pop your balloon. Charlie. The sound guy was not WINNING

((THE SCENE))???????


LOLLERCAUST. I am the FURTHURest thing from a bloody SCENESTER. I cant stand the DIRTY WOOK SCENE you speak of.

I attend for the music friend, SCENE


LOL what are you 15 and trying to earn your (((WINGS)))???


SORRY FOR HONESTY"N
cut his buddy down
Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by Jack_Straw.
lookatitright
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Posts:27

Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#10949 3 years, 6 months ago
all i know the vocals live and on the recordings they are selling are sucking ballsacks ...the fact they are selling such terrible recordings is embarresing ...listen to north charleston , the vocals are horrid ..///////////////////

Hard to argue with that. Just listen to any of the 3 OFFICIAL releases---and any GD soundboard from decades ago. The decades ago shows are far superior. Difficult to wrap one's mind around that.

As to these official releases, the vocals are horribly low (misguided "matrix" attempt-sounds like vocals are either miles away or on a boombox being recorded), and the rest of the mix very muddy. We all just love the product the band is putting out music wise and want to hear it live and on boards that reflect the level of musicianship. Really hope Phil comes on here and discusses the live sound and the releases and their quality. I would point him to the Dead 09 official releases as much, much warmer than the sterile, botched matrix stuff coming our under the Furthur banner.
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jbyerly
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#11023 3 years, 6 months ago
This discussion is continuing, I had not checked in a few days. More people have jumped in on this subject which tells me we just like to bitch a lot OR we all want to hear the most incredible sound possible from the boys we so dearly love to the Grateful end.
Philzone Phan
lookatitright
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#12937 3 years, 6 months ago
Think it's the latter. We all experienced the great care the GD put into sound, and how great the sound experience at shows was. This band (Furthur) has been lighting it up and many just want to see the sound commensurate with where the band is now at.

Started as low key, small room anti the hype of TD 09 band. Now, it's at RCMH, the Garden, Shoreline etc. Different world and the sound needs to catch up.

Here's looking forward to Shoreline sounding better.
SkiNose
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#18716 3 years, 5 months ago
For me, not matter what the band or the venue, it's about finding the sweet spot in the room. With reserved tickets it's not as easy. But in a GA situation it is very easy to secure.
"You ain't gonna learn what you don't wanna know."
jbyerly
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#21178 3 years, 5 months ago
I am going to the NC & SC shows this summer. I have avoided outdoor shows like the plague because I want to here the boys. the last outdoor show I saw was July 1988 Oxford, Me. and was on the wall the first night and sound was good. second night in the stands and it was ok. Aud tapes from this show are pretty good. I have front section seats for both shows this summer so it will be interesting to see what kind of sound I get in those areas. I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas Day
Philzone Phan
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Jimi-Row
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#21774 3 years, 5 months ago
I'm going to Shoreline 6/3 & 4, and I haven't seen Furthur yet.

I've seen GD , JGB, Phil & Friends, Ratdog, and even Bobby & the Midnights over the years from 1981 on.
In total around 400+ shows mostly in the 80's & 90's when I toured heavily, in venues as small as JGB at the Stone Theater
up to the largest stadiums like RFK etc.

My friends tell me I need to go again, so I hope the sound situation isn't as bad as it appears to be reported here.

I'm a Pro Audio Engineer, and IF Furthur needs a new FOH Engineer I'm interested in the job!!

The sound is what made them the BEST touring band ever, because we all know they couldn't play the BEST every night.

I can hardly wait to find out what they sound like now.
Jimi-Row
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#21776 3 years, 5 months ago
Hey jbyerly,

I was at the Oxford 88 shows and they were awesome, incredibly fun and a great spot for my only trip to Maine!
I used to have audience reel to reels from there, I'd be happy just to have cassettes now!
OtherOne
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#22318 3 years, 5 months ago
Lot of good thoughts in this thread and there seems to be a consesus on the sound. Really hope they get it dialed in by Shoreline (which is a poor sounding venue even with a good mix at times). JK needs to be turned WAY UP and lead this band along with Phil. I also agree the vocals need to be turned up as well. Band is playing great, I woulld just love to hear some more umph in the sound all around
Slewfoot
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#22616 3 years, 5 months ago
I wish Phil and Healy could mend the fences, then we'd be in business. This current 'sound guy' is gonna be lost at Shoreline, a place that challenged even Healy.
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lostsailor
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Re: Furthur needs a new FOH guy.

#23007 3 years, 5 months ago
Jimi-Row wrote:
Hey jbyerly,

I was at the Oxford 88 shows and they were awesome, incredibly fun and a great spot for my only trip to Maine!
I used to have audience reel to reels from there, I'd be happy just to have cassettes now!


Are you looking for the Oxford 88 show? I'm at work, but I am sure I can hook you up if your looking....

re: Sound- I spin, so I'm in the back, the outside hall (they put speakers out there <big big big thumbs up to that>) so I don't know what you guys are yapping about.
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