04-15-2012 11:24 AM
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04-15-2012 11:57 AM
Go to either Thyrbergh Sports & Social Club in Yorkshire, or Kirkby Coronation Club in Nottinghamshire. Slam the van door outside either of those shitpits and you will set the cut off meter off. And you will get plenty pissed off pretty quickly. Oh yes.
news to me in Canada I've never wanted to do this. But now I'm going to go somewhere and get pissed off so that I can. thank you
04-15-2012 11:57 AM
04-15-2012 11:58 AM
Ha ha! Never heard that term, but it's awesome!
04-15-2012 12:08 PM
Well, you'd think we could be left alone here to monitor ourselves like you do - but the Health & Safety department have gone mad. OK, I can see it's to stop bands in medium sized venues thinking they have to be as loud as Black Sabbath or something, but these crazy zealots from Elf n Safety are being ridiculous. And they are setting the things so low that they set off at the slightest thing. I know they have to make things safe for everyone, but how come their crazy overzealousness doesn't extend to making things safe for the musos as well? Such as - power sockets that aren't hanging off the wall, working lights over outside fire escapes, stairs up to the stage etc??? And another thing that really really pees me off, is the clothes pegs in dressing rooms. WHY are they fixed to the wall at a height of only four feet six? I'm five foot eight and I want to hang my clothes up so they aren't dragging on the floor!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRR And another thing [this may only be a Brit thing too] - Tinsel curtains. Thin spaghetti like strips of metallic stuff strung together and hung as a backdrop on many stages. Don't they know that these things went out of style in the late 60s and that they get stuck in the blades of our on stage fans!!!!!!!!!!!!! Double GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
We don't have them here, at least not where I play. I just read the crowd-if they're leaning over to talk to each other, it's too loud. If the servers can't hear their orders, it's too loud. If the servers or the hostess tells me the customers are complaining, it's too loud. That's pretty much how it works here.
04-15-2012 12:24 PM
04-15-2012 12:30 PM
clothes pegs in dressing rooms.
Several possible explanation for the dB meter issue:
04-15-2012 12:53 PM
04-15-2012 12:54 PM
Wait...you have dressing rooms? :lol:
5. They are bureaucrats trained in the asinine idea so common to government agencies that "one size fits all." :facepalm:
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04-16-2012 03:01 AM
04-16-2012 11:21 AM
And also if a room is full of people making noise, they will soak up the sound. These Health & Safety 'officers' turn up at venues during the daytime when they are empty and just set them at 85db. Dunno about this 'weighting' thing - I just know that some of them set off at the slightest thing. Let us hope that you never get to have them widespread over there. They are a nightmare.
There are a bunch of things that must be specified before that number actually means anything. First you have to specify the "weighting" of the meter. Noise ordinances are usually specified as "A" weighted (which doesn't take into account the bass frequencies). There is also "C" weighting (which does). Typically when measuring music there will be about 6-8 dB difference between the two, in other words music level that would read 85 dB on the "A" scale would likely read 91-93 dB if you were measuring the same music but with "C" weighting". The second major factor is distance. When outdoors or at a distance where the reverberation level of the room isn't equal to the direct sound, sound loss follows the "inverse square law" ... which basically means it falls to 1/4 of the level every time you double the distance (i.e. -6dB). So for a speaker that measures 100 dB at a distance of 1 foot moving the measurement to 2 feet would result in a reading of 94 dB (1/4 power), at 4 feet would be 88 dB (1/16th power) and at 8 feet would be 82 dB (1/64th power). .... So at what distance is the 85 dB limit specified?
04-16-2012 11:58 AM
And also if a room is full of people making noise, they will soak up the sound.
04-16-2012 12:34 PM
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