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that was a hammer I thought I’d just
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throw a hammer in to this welcome back
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there’s just talking to me which is
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amazing as well so today we’re talking
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about how to execute a sound check
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properly
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if this is your first time here my name
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is Sasha
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I’m from Cologne I talk about all types
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of BAM stuff how to not die how to
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navigate the music industry and how to
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basically be a breeze how do you live in
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the music space or something like that
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if you want to learn more about that
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button and the notification bell so you
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don’t miss anything okay number one
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major major major major major point of
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sound check sound check is not a
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rehearsal please do not use sound check
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as a rehearsal if you are one of those
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bands that like my band doesn’t have a
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rehearsal space because it’s just too
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much money
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just please rent out a rehearsal space
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once or twice a year and rehearse all of
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your repertoire like go there for one
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day and play all of those songs for five
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times and you’re basically done for all
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of the year you can save money and you
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don’t have to rehearse at soundcheck
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technicians hate it other bands hate it
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it’s not fun
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please be able to play as a band before
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you enter the venue and not do not
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figure it out at the venue so it is not
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a soundcheck
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place it is not a it is not a rehearsal
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space please respect the time of the
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other bands of the technicians and man
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do a lot of bands rehearse at soundcheck
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it’s just an hour most of the times if
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you are doing the proper soundcheck if
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you are headlining or sometimes all the
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three bands or all the four bands get a
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soundcheck which is weird but please
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respect the time keep it short
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which is leading me to the second point
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a soundcheck is not a jam check it’s not
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space to show people how good you can
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shred it’s not a place to show people
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how you can play funny stuff together
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although
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we do it sometimes but we are very aware
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of the time and it’s just a one minute
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to scratch your itch
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so basically if you have your own sound
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technician or if you have house sound
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technician you will be told what he
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wants to hear which will usually start
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with a kick drum than a snare drum then
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a Tom one two three sometimes four
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hi-hat overhead sometimes if you are
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fancy the right microphone and that’s
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for the drums then the drummer can play
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the entire drum kit for a second and
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just to hear what it sounds like then
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you usually start with a base or a
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guitarist or a keyboard and just one by
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one they will check the lines do a
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little bit of EQ and to elevate the band
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to the point where you can go to number
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three which is play one song pick your
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damn soundcheck song in advance pick it
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20 years ago like have your soundcheck
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song if you have a new record and you
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are maybe unsafe with the new song just
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pick a new song but have it beat that
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one song so most of the times you’ll be
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asked to play one song play that song
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not another song do not jam a Metallica
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song play your song so the local sound
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guy or your sound guy who you employ and
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pay a lot of money to can check the
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house system can check the room and so
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if you are probably on tour or you’re
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hiring your sound guy again he has a
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point of reference which is your this
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song you’re playing which is your style
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which is a song you have written and
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it’s very very important to have like a
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fixed soundcheck song and to not
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basically change it a lot and playing
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that song over and over and every day
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and every show gets you into a space and
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it’s wires your brain towards the room
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you’re in you can tune into the
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atmosphere especially if you are on
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stage it’s like okay it’s a kind of a
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ritual and rituals in my in my opinion
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are very important in a band thing where
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everyone is just a creative artist
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person and that ties a lot of people
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ties people together so play the same
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song is a cornerstone of the soundcheck
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of practicality of effectiveness and of
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course the spiritual sense of it as well
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number four
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keep it short so if you’re lucky and you
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have a soundcheck and on a line check
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you will maybe have an hour of time for
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the soundcheck
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it means well so what does it mean to
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have an hour of soundcheck it means you
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have one hour of soundcheck not more
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less as welcome just do not extend it if
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you are on a very professional tour you
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will have 30 minutes of setup or one
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hour of setup and then one hour to
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soundcheck but if it’s just an hour of
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soundcheck you have one hour to set up
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your stuff to check all the interest
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instruments to check the one song and to
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leave your leave soundcheck
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the soundcheck time includes you packing
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your together which is part 5 of
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this pack your together after a
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soundcheck the next band soundcheck is
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when your soundcheck ends most of the
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times except you are with the production
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and you have 15 minutes of soundcheck
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change over time which is not happening
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to you probably if you are watching this
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channel so pack your together and
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leave for leave it for the next band
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like if you’re a guitarist put away your
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effects don’t put any weird tape on the
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ground and leave your stuff there don’t
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be a pain in the
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and again as a disclaimer I have done
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all of those things but over a decade of
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doing this I have realized that it
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doesn’t make any sense and as soon as
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you start working with with very
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professional people that have been in
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the industry for a very long time you
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realize what you’re doing wrong and you
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realize things that you would have
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wanted to start at the very beginning so
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relax
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check one by one have your drummer be
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ready first if your guitarist helped him
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because as long as he’s sound checking
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you can still plug your stuff in so stay
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safe on the road stay safe during sound
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check
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a good sound check means your smoother
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show good sound check means everything
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is good sometimes that’s all of the
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sound check stuff but I have written a
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book not it is a 14 page PDF guide that
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has 11 tools and steps to level up your
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band’s social media game so you have to
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enter my email list to get this free
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guide so I invite you to click the link
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in the description to go to a page on my
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website to enter your email and to get
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it sent automatically I’m not doing
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anything it’s going to land in your
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inbox so thank you very much tell me if
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you want to soundcheck way faster
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because a fast soundcheck is amazing so
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you can go and press buttons on your
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phone and let me know in the comments
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what you think so thank you very much
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have a great great Tuesday and see you
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again another one