Last nights hotel wedding gig was great although the guests in the rooms above set out to spoil the party by asking the staff to make me turn the bass right down. Shame, as this is the main human driver to dance to a piece of music. That and good melody of course. Tunes without much singalong appeal usually get greeted by a clear dancefloor. The former reason of a badly constructed sentence or two, is why I invest so heavily in bass capacity....And why speaker suppliers charge me accordingly! I always worry that I'm not going to have the sheer power to fill a venue (maybe I'm just going deaf) but all too many times these days with the same system that I've had for a few years now, I'm often asked to turn it down. I don't mind if customers ask this (they almost never do) but when people book a room in a hotel above the dance floor they should be told about the party and made to agree not to give hassle over the music. Aah but that requires the hotel to a. communicate and b. to have "balls". I know at least one manager of a hotel who does all this. Good man!
The other interesting thing is that I played new years eve in this same hotel in the same spot at full volume and was NOT asked to turn down the bass. I guess that whoever was staying above was either at the party or had looked up the definition of "party" in the Dictionary. Definition 1. not 4. if you're reading the "Oxford Concise".
Have a great week. See you next time!