BSEE University of Massachusetts, Amherst
over 20 years experience in the performing arts and music
over 10 years experience running sound at venues including:
Amazing Things - Framingham, Ma
Fruit lands Museum, Harvard, Ma
Pepperill Fall Festival - Pepperill, MA (musical producer)
Friends of the Harvard Public Library - Old Time Radio Shows, Jazz performances and more.
Bose Series 1 L1 sound system rated at 1000W with 2 Bose B1 units
Yamaha MG124CX mixer
Zoom H4N digital recorder
Shure and Sennheiser microphones
DR Pro stands.
A selection of floodlights, moving head lights, and Mini-Kinta
What I Do
Planning: I help you plan your Event Timeline, and offer advice that will keep things moving as smoothly as possible.
Selection: I will work with you to develop playlists of the music you want to hear, and when you want to hear it. I will also make helpful suggestions as needed.
Equipment: I provide, setup and test a high quality Sound System that will make your event sound great.
Sound Technician: - throughout your event I will operate the Sound System and provide the ability for everyone to hear vows, toasts, music, and more.
Master Of Ceremonies: - I will work with your selected venue to coordinate activities and help keep things on track. In addition I provide the means for various announcements, introductions, and more.
DJ: - I play your playlists and/or play the music that will keep your guests dancing.
If you want an entertainer who will take over your event, grab eveyone's attention, play the music that HE think is great, and then blather on about whatever crosses his mind - please look elsewhere. I don't do that.
Extras: - Are you hiring a videographer? I can provide recorded sound files for them to sync with their video.
Behind The Scenes: Actually, you don’t need to worry about this. It is my job to make sure you don’t have to.
There is a great deal of preparation, and behind-the-scenes activity that goes into to providing the best sound and music for your event. From checking out the venue to determine the best placement for the sound system, to connecting with the event coordinator, there are many things that need to happen to make sure your day goes smoothly.The venue must be assessed for its acoustic properties, number of guests, and arrangement. All sound equipment must be well maintained, selected, properly set up, and tested, before the event. During the event, the sound must be set and EQed at correct levels to make sure that everyone can hear clearly without discomfort. It is also important to have backups to backups in the event of technical problems. The list is long. During the event, your guests will need to know things like, when dinner is ready, or when someone has left their car lights on. They will want to hear the introductions of the wedding party. Music plays a role in setting the mood for the Cocktail Hour and the Dinner Hour as well as the Dance Hour. When it comes to timing, and organization, the Sound Engineer/DJ plays a crucial role in getting the word out.
Will you have a videographer, or photographer? Again, coordination is important. Knowing when certain activities are about to begin will allow these people to be in the right place at the right time to get just the right shot and capture the moment.