That might work in a small bar with your own PA, but in most actual show venues...you're going to need a typical loser that knows or can learn the room... Or bring your own dedicated sound guy in. Your keyboardist/audio pro isn't going get you sounding half as good as the typical loser.Bottom line--whenever possible run your own sound.
You just can't count on the typical loser running sound to basically know anything.
Scold away--but it's true.
Dreadful stuff man,.....I could not deal. More power to ya,......These days I much prefer bands that sing, vs bands that scream. This weekends bands are of the screaming variety. I'll do my best to make them sound good, but it will be a long night for me.
Some bands are a joy to mix. Others, not so much. But you take the good with the bad. I think there's only been a few times where the bands were simply not to my taste. It's not my job to like them, it's my job to make them sound good.
Don't get me wrong, sometimes I'm not crazy about what the band is doing but I can respect and appreciate that they are good at what they are doing even if it's not my thing.
But we get the odd band where, oh boy it's something else.
They were some "dangerous noise band, at the edge of this and that." Eff me, it was literally noise. The drummer never kept a beat all night. Just basically hit the drums. Guitars were pretty much all noise.
When a band doesn't have an online presence, take that as a big hint.
To me, the first band is more musical than the second. Loud, sure, screamy, yes but there is some sort of song structure. The second band, not so much.
None of the videos were shot by me.