August 2008

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A Cappella Championships 2008

Posted by chanxj on 17 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: Music, Photography, The A Cappella Scene, Youth Activities

So what have I been busy with recently?

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The A Cappella Championships.

btw, photos on the poster are taken by me last year :D

A little background information on this competition. Organised by The A Cappella Soceity annually, it is its sixth installment and is growing bigger by the year. This year, the competition has been held at both the esplanade and Republic Poly Cultural Center (its the best equipped and designed hall in any polytechnics. SP is FAR lagging behind it.)

A new category called the pop choir category was started this year and saw a mix of primary school kids, secondary school students and even adults compete in it.

For the college and open ensemble categories, the tickets were guess what? SOLD OUT!!!

Yes it was filled to the brim that night and I personally feel that the singing standards have been raised to a very high level. To share some photos of that night:

If ur wondering why all photos are from the same angle, the reason was that esplanade only allows photographers to shot static from one location

Mixer Stress Test

Posted by chanxj on 06 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

One reason I have always loved Mackie mixers can be seen from this video. Its a pity brand Y didn’t survived though as I also like it as much as Mackie. I personally never even trust brand B ever though. :)

note: any people who do enough live sound will be able to figure out what brands they are talking abt. Brand A is a giveaway though.

A Tip for Minimizing Audio Feedback

Posted by chanxj on 03 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: Live Sound, Music, The A Cappella Scene

Many times people ask me how can one minimise feedback in a live sound scenario. There is one thing which many people including me constantly overlook.

I was mixing at The A Cappella Festival organised by The A Cappella Society, and was wondering why was I getting so much feedback, and I finally found out what was causing the trouble.

See that red arrow in the picture? The monitor Speakers are pointing towards the partition, And the partition was reflecting the sounds from the monitors STRAIGHT into the performers mic, causing me significant loss of allowable gain/volume.

After moving away the partition, the system works far better.

So the tip is, speaker placement plays a large role in minimising feedback. Do not hesitate in taking remedial steps where possible.

Jamaica Cafe @ A Cappella Festival 2008

Posted by chanxj on 01 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: Music, The A Cappella Scene

I was at The A Cappella Festival 2008 organised by The A Cappella Society. We had a guest team who came all the way from indonesia called Jamaica Cafe which charmed the crowd with the beautiful voice. Below is a short video on them produced by me.


Jamaica Cafe @ A Cappella Festival 2008