At Subcat, we love to be involved with the education side of things. In today's world the marching arts has morphed into the electronics and technology era where nearly every show has synths and audio samples being used.
SubCat has a team of audio engineers with marching arts backgrounds that can help your marching band, indoor drumline, or winter guard with their audio needs. As a band director, its important to focus on the students and band needs and often having to worry about the electronics can be troubling. We can assist with knowing what to purchase when it is time for upgrades, as well as helping to prioritize purchases while spending on tight school budgets. Sometimes you may already have everything that you need and just some assistance setting the gear up properly with some quick lessons can make a huge difference in your ensemble's sound.
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Keys to a Successful Sound
Remember, it is sound reinforcement to compliment the acoustic front ensemble instruments. There is no need to overpower the full ensemble.
Gain Structure - Leaving headroom for yourself for performance adjustments.
Knowing when and how to use effects
Angle speakers up and in to the box (same as winds and horns!)
Do NOT overdrive microphone. You want a nice clean sound from your front.
Trouble shooting calmly. Take the time to have your electronics working or have a backup plan if all else fails.