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Mixing boards, Jim Ott, Fred Sanford, and the real reason the judges are off the field ?

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I wonder what their opinions would be ?

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Thanks......I’ll try that !!

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dozens of threads covering all of this

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Just got a mental image of a sound board person with headphones on during hit of “Georgia On My Mind “... it ain’t pretty...

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Now that's an interesting question.

I'm speculating of course, but given what I know about those cats I'd say both would approve of the judicious use of sound reinforcement. I base this opinion on a couple of things.

Jim was clearly one of the most forward-thinking drum corps artists of his day, judging by his work. He was a pusher of boundaries.

I knew Fred better, having both shared a house and taught several corps with him (SCV, Crossmen, Freelancers...etc.). He was a technophile and had all the latest gear and gadgets.

As for on-field adjudication, I can say with reasonable certainty that he was capable of evaluating a percussion section accurately from the stands, while holding a beverage and a conversation. And I mean, he could predict execution scores down to the tic, and judge microscopic technique like thumb position.

That said, not everyone possessed his super powers.

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4 hours ago, ironlips said:

Now that's an interesting question.

I'm speculating of course, but given what I know about those cats I'd say both would approve of the judicious use of sound reinforcement. I base this opinion on a couple of things.

Jim was clearly one of the most forward-thinking drum corps artists of his day, judging by his work. He was a pusher of boundaries.

I knew Fred better, having both shared a house and taught several corps with him (SCV, Crossmen, Freelancers...etc.). He was a technophile and had all the latest gear and gadgets.

As for on-field adjudication, I can say with reasonable certainty that he was capable of evaluating a percussion section accurately from the stands, while holding a beverage and a conversation. And I mean, he could predict execution scores down to the tic, and judge microscopic technique like thumb position.

That said, not everyone possessed his super powers.

I have to disagree, Fred didn’t have to deal with all the mixing and fixing and layering and flavoring, its just my gut feeling, but I think those two were more purist and more dedicated to the possibilities of the instrument itself. Just one band dads opinion. 

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Disagree? Well, ok, but you asked for opinions, no? That's just mine.

Perhaps you are right. We'll both have to ask those guys when we see them next. For now, we're both just speculating.

 

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Don’t they just phone the scores in anyways ? What’s the point 

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On 8/10/2019 at 6:42 AM, SFZFAN said:

Waffles help

I like syrup and whipped cream with mine

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