Ok, just got back from my first J333 that i served. So freaking nerve wrecking.
I guess that is the effect of playing loud with avioms. All these while i play the drum set behind the drum shield with earphones on. The great thing about having isolation that comes with IEMs is that i can play all out without worrying my ears breaking. Great thing about having a drum shield is that i can play all out without worrying that i will overpower my other band members. Great thing about having a blue box for me to control is that i do not need to shout out to the sound engineer/worship leader to raise people on my monitors. I really give thanks for my church’s equipment.
Ok, for my first J333 set, i didn’t think i would be late, but i was… I was doing something and time just past. Well, the set consisted of these songs:
Lord I’m Hungry
Change my heart O God
Hosanna by Paul Baloche
The Same Love
Made to Worship
Reign In Us
Here In Your Presence
Well, i normally enjoy playing without IEMs in Furama, cause the avioms mix isn’t great and hearing people clap and sing is great! 🙂 however, this time round i am playing on an acoustic kit. Well, its just me complaining, i know i wouldn’t be so picky without being so blessed by my church’s equipment!
The last time i played with monitors was in youth camp and it was supposed to be acoustic set with a drum set! It was surprisingly great, cause i was able to hear the singing!
This time, i am playing on a quite strange drum set. The 16 inch cymbal isn’t as sensitive as the 18 inches one cause its a crash ride. The hats were too stiff, the decay of the sound was too fast. The difference between the 16 and 18 crashes are too much giving me a problem when i try to do fills with crashes. The splash is too big, giving longer decay. The snare sounds not bad, yet the snare wires could be tighter, the wires been rattling non-stop. Yet i know that i should not complain so much. These are equipment issues and it can be fixed easily. Having the drum shield this time was really bad, cause i can’t hear anything apart from my drums and cymbals and my mons.
Well, overall the set was ok though, i enjoyed playing the fast songs. The thing about my playing is that there is really no dynamics at all. There were only like two levels… 😦 i guess i need to learn how to play with a monitor!
Thank God its Johann that led worship. He is really such a nice encouraging guy! Thank God Daniel is there to play with me! 🙂
Well, more J333s to come!