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JOEL MABUS 
TECH SHEET

Sound requirements could be different depending on circumstances. When in doubt, email Joel for what I may need for YOUR show.
I probably have a sketch I can send you. 

Requirements
for optimum results in a
TYPICAL SMALL COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT SETTING
(sit-down show)

  1. One vocal mike stand with boom attached
  2. ONE vocal mike, 
  3. AT LEAST TWO DI's ( three may be used)
  4. MONITORS (2 preferred)
  5. ONE CHAIR straight back, no arms, preferably wooden, but not rickety
  6. ONE small table, bench, or chair
  7. POWER -- normal 110 volt line (may not be used)

          

Requirements
for optimum results in a
TYPICAL OUTDOOR FESTIVAL SETTING
(stand up / sit down show)

  1. TWO vocal mike stands with boom attached, one for standing, one for sitting
  2. TWO vocal mikes, 
  3. AT LEAST TWO DI's ( three may be used)
  4. MONITORS (2 preferred)
  5. ONE CHAIR straight back, no arms, preferably wooden, but not rickety
  6. ONE small table, bench, or chair
  7. POWER -- normal 110 volt line (may not be used)

 

Requirements 
for short set (15 minutes) with guitar only and no sound check 

    1. Vocal mike on boom stand
    2. Instrument DI  with a FLAT signal in the house and monitor 
        and/or good mike on boom
    3. Monitor

 

DETAILS:

I play several instruments.  But the show is usually vocals with guitar and banjo.

Unless a specialty show, I will probably bring a guitar equipped with a Fishman blend pickup (magnetic PU with internal mic blended at source and delivered as a mono feed)  I will usually have a Baggs Para DI dedicated to this guitar.  

I typically bring an open-back 5-string banjo as well.  This is always played sitting down. It has an internal microphone, SM11-cn, which runs into a Baggs Para DI.

OTHER instruments I may bring:  
Autoharp, which has attached mic and runs through the banjo's DI rig. 
Fiddle, which is played through the vocal mic. 
Mandolin, which would need a mic on boom (I will let you know in advance)

Monitors are welcomed in nearly all situations. I prefer to hear a mix similar or identical to the house mix. I am willing to work with the limitations of the available PA, but in larger halls or outdoors, monitors become a necessity for a decent performance.

I have no strong preference in Microphones. I am very accustomed to SM58s for vocals.  I own a Heil dynamic vocal mic that I may have with me -- it has a larger diaphragm than the Shure, and a little hotter output -- I might ask to try that out at a sound check. 

Keep in mind -- If I am playing a short set at a festival, or doing a special concert, or traveling by air to the engagement,  I may have different needs. There might be less or more needed on stage.  Check with me to be sure.

email: joel.mabus@pobox.com 

 

(c)  2013 Joel Mabus
Last revised: October 10, 2013 .