Gig Recap 04-17-2010

Setup/Teardown

  • Power consumption and breakers
  • Quicker than before!
    • Lack of sound check
    • Modularity
      • Air
      • Power
      • Comms
  • Placement
    • Move drumset to the back...quiet down?
  • Always need a table!
  • Mic for a speaker

Crowd/Advertising

  • Postering
  • Chalking!
  • Food?!
  • Classes/Orgs
    • Studio for creative ....
  • Lemur plugs
  • already there vs. bring them there
  • Mic a speaker for announcements and stuff
    • name the song first
    • announce last song

Infrastructure

Air

  • Takes a fucking lot of power
  • Flutophone had enough and it was stable!
  • Noise of compressor??....hard to judge at carnival?
  • close compressor off in another room?\
  • regulate air down to 80psi

Power

  • Whats up with snarebot when sandbot plugs in his laptop?
  • Why does snarebot trip breakers (maybe)?
  • Modularity of power helped a fucking lot
  • Figure out current draw of all robots
  • Find why snarebot is haunted/shorted/filled with a fucking lot of gremlins

Comms

  • should snarebot have his own comms?
  • remote desktop to roborchestra comp?
    • removes human from stage?
  • work delays into midi files

Instruments

Xylophone

  • not loud enough
    • mic it better?
    • built in mics with an output jack?
  • fix that damn key - mosfet???

Flutophone

  • NOT SHITTY!
  • keep its own air supply
  • covering all holes?
  • find new in-tune recorder with similar hole placement
    • holes can be in diff. spots, but length needs to be about the same

Snare

  • electricity?
  • his own comms?
  • delay? we need to predict the future
  • brushes for snare

HiHat

  • Jumps around!?!
    • lower air pressure
  • clamp it down
  • SHOULD be tilted
  • old snare
    • replace 24V solenoids with 12V solenoids
  • default position considerations
    • normallly open: more of a crash (pshhh)
    • normally closed: more of a (tsst)
  • brushes for hihat

Bassdrum

  • mess with head to make it less LOUD!
  • it breaks, do regular checkups
  • logo on bassdrum????!?!?!!!?

Performance

  • FALL GIG AT STUDIO FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY?!?!?!

Crowd interaction

  • announcing songs
  • done? talk
  • cameras to show closeups of robots or crowds
  • invite other performers/singers
    • karaoke?

Musical Selection

  • good variety
  • songs we really liked:
    • carol of the bells
    • BYOB
    • bicycle song
  • songs that didnt go over well:
    • pah! none!