There, I've said it!
Hell, even the illegal raves & messy beach parties I played at back in the day had at least a dozen sound engineers poised by the system all weekend...forget 'pro' and 'semi-pro' and a difference in standard - there is a standard, and it starts with sound quality for everyone doing it properly.
Last edited by dlove; 07-27-2012 at 03:48 AM.
Beach raves are more likely to have pro sound guys than rando bars
The only places where I have had really shit gear is small bars.
The warehouses, studios and big clubs I've played in have had decent equipment pretty much all the time, I can only think of one place that didn't and that was a 300 capacity club in Sheffield.
I think maybe the difference is I play places where the people in charge actually give a shit, as much as it is a business, these business owners realise that providing good quality equipment works for the club. This doesnt mean they have 6 CDJ2000s and a DJM2000 and spend ludicras amounts of money on gear that they just don't need, its generally an A&H/DJM and CDJ1000, both of which don't cost that much for a profit making business.
So high horse it is not, but I will not play for clubs that don't give a fuck, it is as simple as that.
Last edited by dlove; 07-27-2012 at 06:47 AM.
Maybe England has had a better club culture over the decades than the US and, with that, comes clubs that are actually prepared for the needs of the DJ. I recall, back in the mid-to-late 90s, you had major EDM nights in what amounted to pretty darn nice clubs - i.e. Fabric. At that same point in the US (at least in LA), there were weeklies, mostly at bars (some at small clubs which did have legit equipment and a sound guy), and undergrounds - both the underground and bar nights were notorious for crap gear... dilapidated 1200s using pennies on top of Stanton 500s as a weight.
Last edited by Finnish_Fox; 07-27-2012 at 11:43 AM.
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@Finnish Fox - nah, not buyin' that Just been to NYC, and even some restaurant's have wicked DJ's and sound, live on radio even! Every day of the week. America's BRILLIANT for music!