Played an outdoor party last saturday. OMG was it hot out.
I didn't even want to do the party in the first place but my wife/guitar player accused me of being negative so I gave in.
Sure enough inferno fest.
Anyways we set up in this huge yard under a small tent.
Had a chance to turn the L1 up on the master to 3:00 and beyond. Had to turn it back down though because we had problems hearing the acoustic drums over it, which weren't miced.
I walked to the end of the yard which was quite a ways, had to be 150' feet and the sound was crystal and nice and loud even at 1:00 on the master, Yet it wasn't blaring just ten feet away. I don't think I'll ever get over that.
The kicker was we got natural reverb OUTSIDE, as they had a wood fence that ran the lenght of the yard at the other end. So we had a nice little natural echo going.
to top it all off I was able to fit a L1 two bass module system into the back of my wifes kia + guitars.
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The woods have a very nice natural reverb, the fine details of which are of course dependent on the specifics of the tree sizes, spacing, topography etc.
I demonstrate this with my kids all the time by whooping and hollaring on hikes and asking them to listen to what comes back.
The cylindrical trunks of trees make any reflection from them seem like it's far away even though the time delay is what you'd expect. If you can remember what it's like to look at yourself in a spoon on the convex side you'll remember how far away you look. It's the same thing for the sound waves (high frequencies especially -- the lows just wrap around and produce almost no reflection.)
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