I’m only seeing “The and” on these photos. PLEASE CALIBRATE YOUR CAMERA SIR
How was the sound for the show?
Really? I was just there last night and the sound was horrid. Same problem at the Silver Sun Pickups about 6 months ago. It sounds really muddy. They certainly have the technology to have good sound, I don't understand why they screw it up so often.
Yeah, they're definitely inconsistent. The sound at Lykke Li was atrocious. But It was good at this show.
Amplifiers and microphones! I can't comprehend why every live show these days isn't screeching with feedback. But then again I don't know how speakerphones work. However, I suspect that the fact speakerphones exist means that the noise cancelling and feedback elimination systems are approaching more complexity than an ordinary team of sound production stage engineers is going to be able to set up correctly unless they know exactly how many people are going to be there and where they end up sitting.
Venues like the Fox have fairly sophisticated feedback prevention systems, but mostly it is just a matter of not pointing the speakers towards the microphones. Main speakers are almost always positioned forward of the stage and projecting away from the performers towards the audience. Feedback is often more of a problem for stage monitors since they are on stage and pointed at the performers.
Consider general echo suppression, from autocorrelation on up (maybe I do know now how speakerphones work.) Eventually the problem becomes distinguishing echos from reverb and repeated musical (or oratory) phrases which can introduce artifacts. Because it is hard, patents and trade secrets soon thrust their ugly proboscises around everything, and the techs who have to set up, order, install, and use the stuff are left in the dark. If only there was someone working to make open source more popular.