Backline Requirements

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In order to assure the quality of the performance in terms of both sound and execution, these backline requirements are an absolute necessity for the fulfillment of any performance contract. It is the goal of the promotors and performers alike, to present the very best experience possible to the paying public. The spirit of these requirements is not to make the promotion of a performance difficult, but to insure that an excellent concert can be experienced by all parties present.

 

Jose Armando Gola

 

Mr. Gola requires the following:

• 1 Markbass Little Mark 800 Tube Amp or equivalent

• 6” x 10” Markbass speaker cabinet or SWR equivalent

• 1 stage monitor

 

Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez

“El Negro” is a Pearl Drum Artist:

• 1 Complete drum kit: There are two possible options:

Option 1 Pearl Drums Reference Series

• 5 1/2” x 14” Snare Drum – Power Center Dot Evans Heads

• 10” x 4” Piccolo Snare Drum

• 8” x 10” Rack Tom (Mounted on bass drum)

• 8” x 12” Rack Tom (Mounted on bass drum)

• 14” x 14” Floor Tom (with legs)

• 16” X 16” Floor Tom (with legs)

• 22” Bass Drum – Front Bass Drum Heads with Hole –Evans Batter Heads EQ4

• 6 Boom Stands

• 1 Snare Stand + 1 clamp + 1 tom arm for piccolo snare

• 2 Cymbal Arms (with clamps)

• 1 Hi-Hat Stand (H985W)

• 1 X-Hat Stand (with clamp)

• 1 Drum Throne (very low)

• 1 Double Bass Drum Pedal

• 1 Bass Drum Pedal (with cowbell bracket)

• 5 Bells: HH1, HH2, HH3, HH4, HH5

• 3 Jam Blocks

• 1 Mounted Tambourine

 

Heads must be Evans Clear G2 on top and G1 on the bottom of all drums.

Option 2 – Pearl Drum Master Series

• 5 1/2” x 14” Snare Drum – Power Center Dot Evans Heads

• 10” x 4” Piccolo Snare Drum

• 8”x 10” Rack Tom (mounted on bass drum)

• 8” x 12” Rack Tom (mounted on bass drum)

• 14” x 14” Floor Tom (with legs)

• 16” X 16” Floor Tom (with legs)

• 22” Bass Drum – Front Bass Drum Heads with Hole –

Evans Batter Heads EQ4

• 6 Boom Stands

• 1 Snare Stand + 1 clamp + 1 tom arm for piccolo snare

• 2 Cymbal Arms (with clamps)

• 1 Hi-Hat Stand (H985W)

• 1 X-Hat Stand (with clamps)

• 1 Drum Throne (very low)

• 1 Double Bass Drum Pedal

• 1 Bass Drum Pedal (with cowbell bracket)

• 5 Bells: HH1, HH2, HH3, HH4, HH5

• 3 Jam Blocks

• 1 Mounted Tambourine

Heads Must be Evans Clear G2 on top and G1 on the bottom

of all drums.

Giovanni Hidalgo

Giovanni Hidalgo requires the following:

• 6 Latin Percussion or equivalent Timbas as follows:

• 2 Tumbadoras

• 2 Congas

• 2 Quintos

• 1 Bongo

• 1 Timbale

• 2 Campanas

• 1 Platillo 16”

• 1 Drum Stool

• 1 Botella de Agua Fria

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Mr. Gonzalo Rubalcaba requires one of the following 9-ft

(274-308 centimeter class) Concert Grand Pianos, tuned to concert A440 by a qulified piano technician.* The list of  possible pianos in order of preference are:

• Steinway Model D Hamburg

• Yamaha CFIII – S

• Bosendorfer Series 280

• Fazioli 278 or Fazioli 308

• Mr. Rubalcaba requires an electronic keyboard stand and the  facilities to amplify his keyboard.

• A piano bench with height adjustment knobs on the sides is  also required.

• 2 Stage Monitors.

* The determination of the condition of the piano, and whether it is suitable for his performance, is exclusively Mr. Rubalcaba’s decision. It is not the determination of the Promoter/Purchaser. The determination will by made by Mr. Rubalcaba as early possible, but may not be determined until the sound check. If the piano is determined to be unsuitable, Artist’s performance will be postponed until a suitable instrument is made ready for the performance.

Once positioned on stage, the piano must receive a concert tuning. In order to insure that the piano remain in tune for the performance, the instrument must not be tampered with, moved or played by anyone other than the Artist after the piano technician is done.

The piano technician must be on hand during the sound check to make any necessary adjustments.

He must be available at the end of the sound check to discuss the piano with the Artist and must remain available during the entire concert or until dismissed by the Artist.

Immediately after the sound check, the piano must be tuned again in accordance with Artist’s instructions.

The piano must be tuned again at intermission or between sets if determined to be necessary by the Artist. It is the responsibility of the promotor to communicate these requirements to the piano technician, to insure his co-operation in these matters.

General Requirements:

Sound System:

It is up to the promoter to assure that a complete and professional sound systems is in place. There are many brands and models of Front-of-House Mixers, Amplifiers, PA speakers,

Microphones, Stage Monitors and the like. The artists do not wish to specify every nuance of the system, as doing so would make it impossible to promote a concert. In an effort to provide the best listening experience possible, qualified sound men and equipment should be utilized. As a guide, a list of  suitable equipment is provided below.

Front of House Mixers:

• VCA Console, Digital Yamaha, Soundcraft, MIDAS or equivalent

• Effects: TC Electronic, Lexicon , Eventide, Bricasti, Yamaha or Equivalent

• EQ: BSS or Equivalent

• P.A System: EAW, Meyer, Nexo, JBL or equivalent

• 2 Quality PA MONITORS (Left/Right)

• Monitors for performers

Microphones:

Only acceptable boom / open air microphones may be used. No low profile microphones, no microphones attached to any surface of the piano, nothing resembling the AMT M40 , Barcus Berry 4000, Crown PZM 30d, Sennheiser E901 etc.

Suitable Piano Microphones may include AKG C414, Schoeps CMC 6/MK 21, Neumann KM140s or KM84s or equivalent.

There are many quality microphones available for percussion instruments. Providing and exhaustive list of microphones for each type of drum would be cumbersome. Again, we ask that in order to please the paying public, professional judgement on the part of the sound engineers is critical, and we ask that the best possible microphones be used.

Direct Contact:

Gonzalo Rubalcaba LLC

P.O. Box 8647

Coral Springs, Fl 33075

gggrbooking@gmail.com

Backline Requirements

Booking Agents:

Nova Concerts International

Booking Agency

Fax USA +1 – 402-272-7499

Tel. Europe +33 – 5535 852 56

wolf@novaconcerts.com

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