Okay, so this is probably going to seem pretty silly, if not downright trivial. It is sort of along the lines of Tony's really nice shoes. ← This comes up 3/4 through this wonderful interview with Ken Bausano.
What do you see when you look on the stage
An L1™ stage looks positively minimalist when compared to almost any other kind of amplified stage.
When I look at most of the pictures and videos of people using the T1™ the T1™ obscures my view of the performer - and the instrument.
Sort of like this:
T1™ on the right side of the microphone stand, at or slightly below elbow height. The microphone is on a boom stand above the height of the Guitar. This is not remotely close to scale. The T1™ is blue.
I like to look at Guitars as they are played, you know, trying to recognize them by headstock or the shape of the bridge, or just admire the rosette, inlay, markers.
So to give the audience a better view of the Guitar I tried moving the T1™ to the other side of the microphone stand.
T1™ on the left side of the microphone stand, at or slightly below elbow height.
I thought that there was less to see on the left side (just the neck) so having the T1™ on that side would be less of an issue. After a couple of minutes, it was just as easy to work the T1™ with my left hand as my right. My guess is, most Guitarists would have no trouble with this. Sadly, it didn't solve the problem. It just shifted it.
Bobbing and Weaving
You can usually spot the Guitarists in the audience because at some point or another, they will pay a lot of attention to your hands and the neck of the Guitar. It didn't take long to figure out that the T1™ was frustrating the Guitarists in the audience.
I know, I know - we hear with our ears, and I should be giving folks something worth hearing. But I couldn't help noticing bobbing and weaving heads as at least some of the players were trying to see around the T1™.
Here is something I did tonight at the gig.
Microphone stand over to the right, T1™ easily accessible.
It only took a couple of minutes to get recalibrated to the new position for the T1™. The heads went back to moving in time to the music.
Anybody else out there notice this? Have any other ideas?
If you liked Ken's video clip you can see the whole set. Ken Bausano Interview.
The one you have already viewed is the first one, "Hearing Voices"
Fixed link for Tony's really nice shoes
Added link to Ken Bausano Interview.