The things you need to be learned*:
Tape down all the cables – you need to do it with duct tape and don’t try to be ‘economic’ about applying it – someone will trip or spill, guaranteed.
If the connection breaks or is disrupted in any way there will be an abomination, it equals silence. And ‘silence’ is nothing but disgusting!
“What just happened it is not possible, right?
What you need to immediately:
Re-check all the connections, amplifier(s), pre- and the others, the equalizer, the mixer (it might be ‘reversed’), your needles, your computer, the lights and the projectors and the power!
– Do we even have power?
Last but not least you need to check yourself. That said: when everything works and the boys, girls and the rest are there? It can not be described in words and that is my; “D’où Je Viens Or My Creed”.
And I will not, I cannot compromise or deny that fact ever.
– Do we have power? Thus begins the most rapid complete system’s check that is ever performed in the history of man kind, ever. A military style system’s check infused with adhered stress levels.
Why? Because the sound needs to be brought back, it has to be restored at any cost and as fast as is humanly possible. This ‘silence’ needs to be stopped, right then and now.
– Can we draw enough current or will we pop an auto-fuse? Will, 220V/16A suffice or do we need more? Remember, no less than 2kW for the sound and then you have to power the rest…
– That’s Ohm’s law right? Later, when the machinery gets hot.
– Will the boys/girls turn up? In the end?
The music? You’ll be playing or someone else will be doing it. I never, ever wanted to do that myself (actually I was forced). What I wanted to/still do is one simple thing and that is to dance, listen to, hear the music as it was intended to be played. And you can trust me on that.
* My mentors tough me all that. Be, early, ready and test, test, test – always! Eternal thanks… for having the patience teaching me. Everything is a lesson of some sort.