A dream of mine looks like it may come true... being that I have our band talked (or goaded) into doing some full-on production practice sessions. This will be a variety of production rigs... from pruned down to the bare essentials to substancial (sound & lights), set-up in a various typical venue acoustics rooms (read that as being generally less than ideal but probably realistic acoustics)... and we go at it... over & over till we get it to our ideal of right.
My head is swimming with ideas... all that stuff that I dearly wish I could do with a band at a show, but.... time and/or sociology and/or budget won't accomodate.... everything from formulating a stage plot, to FOH input list and monitor mix list to lighting gels & positioning to FX ques, to tuning the drums for SR, to developing a signature sound, to education for the band on what all the hardware is, how it works, and it's function, to developing an effective interface of the band with the BE and LD and visa-versa.
Everybody seems to be "into it"... the band and the BE and LD... a wide open opportunity with all the ways and means in-place. And there doesn't seem to be any sacred cows (everything is available for critique, review, and change if necessary).
Like I said: My head is swimming with ideas... I'm posting this to solicite ideas or aspects that I don't have swimming around in my head... or massage the ideas I do have. Any thoughts/suggestions if you had this putty in your hands?