The most important thing is that the PA is sufficient for the venue. When we play in a small place we don’t expect a full PA.
We try to bring our own FOH engineer: Beau Eckhardt. We will let you know in advance if we will bring him or not.
Smash the Statues travels with their own set of microphones and their own stage rack including mixing desk for our own (wired) in ear mixes and 16 channel passive split. That way we can hear what we want in our own ears and patch to your PA what you feel is necessary for the venue. So we ALWAYS patch the full input list below (we can leave out overheads and snare bottom if necessary).
The stage rack can be on either side of the stage, depending on where your patch is. As long as it is within 3m of the patch (we have a 3m loom from our split).
The minimum channels that need to go to the PA are: kick, sampler and all 3 vocals. We will always use our own snake (4x stereo jack + 4x XLR) to the front of stage to connect the bass DI and 3 vocals and send back our in ear mixes.
Tom (stage center) doesn’t like using in ears so he will always need a wedge (or 2 if available) with lots of his own vocals in it. If you have more monitors it would be nice to set them up as a back up.
|1||Kick||99||Short boom||Gate 1|
|2||Snare top||904||–||Comp 1|
|3||Snare bottom||904||–||Gate 2|
|4||Rack tom||904||–||Gate 3|
|5||Floor tom||904||–||Gate 4|
|6||OH stage R||AE3000||Long Boom|
|7||OH stage L||AE3000||Long Boom|
|8||Bass DI||Sansamp||–||Comp 2|
|9||Guitar stage R||906||Short boom|
|10||Guitar stage L||906||Short boom|
|12||Vox (Hunk)||D5||Long Boom||Comp 3|
|13||Lead Vox (Tom)||58||Long Boom||Comp 4|
|14||Vox (Nico)||D5||Long Boom||Comp 5|
Drums: 4 piece Premier APX kit consisting of:
-1 22”x18” kick drum
-1 14”x5,5” snare drum
-1 12”x10” rack tom
-1 14”x14” floor tom
Cymbals: 1 High hat, 2 crashes, 1 ride
Bass: Marquis super bass 100 watt head + Aguilar 8×10 bass cab
Guitar SR (Hunk): Marshall JCM800 2203 single channel 100 watt guitar head + Marshall 4×12 greenback guitar cab
Guitar SL (Tom): Marshall JCM800 2210 split channel 100 watt guitar head + Orange 4×12 vintage 30 guitar cab
Keep in mind that Smash the Statues is a loud band. On small stages the
backline alone can easily produce 105 dBA without amplification.
For technical questions contact: Nico van Montfort firstname.lastname@example.org /
+31 (0)6 18135980