The riders are quite interesting to read. We are hosting a worship conference at our church next week-end. And one of the groups is insisting on bringing their own sound person. Taking in to account that we have multiple acts and a full tech team supporting the event, I am not onside with the request at all. The group does not tour and they would have the same calibre of sound support in their own church environment. Actually better as our folks know our systems.
It is interesting to see how many mainstream acts are fine with using in-house engineers. You can see all the gruesome details in one of the riders below:
AUDIO EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS 4HIM
“TRACK DATE- PROMOTER PROVIDES SOUND & LIGHTS”?
HOUSE MIX POSITION
1-Minimum 32 channel mixing console with 4 bands of e.q. with at least two bands being sweepable. Console should have 6 aux sends. (Midas, Yamaha, Allan & Heath) Please no MACKIE!!
1-Reverb unit (T.C. Electronics M-One, Yamaha spx 900-990 or Rev 5)
1-Digital Delay unit (T.C. Electronics D-Two, Roland SDE 3000, preferably with a tap)
4-Channels of insertable compression (DBX 166 or equivalent)
2-1/3 Octave EQ”™s (system should be “rung out”? by house system”™s tech, prior to 4HIM”™s arrival)
1-CD player ( NO PORTABLE CAR DISCMAN)
HOUSE SPEAKERS AND AMPLIFIERS
The house speaker cabinets are to be comprised of professional, “state of the art”? (current technology) components. The system is to be operated in stereo, and must be adequately powered by professional quality amplifiers (e.g. Crown, Crest, QSC) suggested systems:
– Meyer, Turbosound floodlight/flashlight, EAW 850 series, etc.
– The speaker arrays shall be actively crossed over (minimum 3-way stereo) with accompanying sub cabinets. These arrays shall be designed to give even coverage over 180 degrees without phase of lobing errors.
– The speaker and amplifier sysem shall be capable of producing sound pressure levels of 115dB (The Decibel levels listed relate to the fidelity of the system versus the volume). ”˜A”™ weighted with a bandwitdth range of 30hz to 18khz +/- 1dB at the house mix position.
4him is using wireless In Ear Monitors Systems that they will be bringing with them. They have 4 systems. All 4 systems will be run in mono.
1-Keyboard (Korg 01W, Roland D-50, Yamaha P100, etc.)
2-Â¼”? shielded cables (minimum 10”™ long)
Note: A grand piano properly mic”™d should replace the keyboard specifications.
Please Set up Stands as per STAGE PLOT
Please have available for backup purposes
4-Shure SM58 wired microphones
2-Active DI boxes
2-1/4”? shielded cables (minimum 25”™ long)
1-FOH systems technician who is knowledgeable of the audio system, rigging, troubleshooting, etc.
1-Monitor technician/ engineer who will be mixing monitors for us during sound check and the concert. (Where a separate mix position is available)
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ARTIST SHARE INPUT CHANNELS, MONITOR MIXES, MICROPHONES, STANDS, CABLING, SUB SNAKES, A/C/ POWER OR ANY AUDIO EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND WITH ANY OTHER ACT PERFORMING ON THE SAME BILL.
THE TOUR MANAGER IS TO HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS, HOUSE LIGHTING LEVELS, AND CLIMATE CONTROL. NOTIFY TOUR MANAGER IMMEDIATELY REGARDING ANY LOCAL RESTRICITIONS SUCH AS A SOUND PRESSURE LIMIT.