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You Deserve To Be Heard

Welcome to Alan Phillips Sound Service

Freelance Audio Engineer: Alan Phillips

live music and sound reinforcement services 
small / medium sound system applications 
temporary Public Address systems 
Stage Hand and Sound Design 

Music and Sound Services include: 

concert sound, special events, church celebrations, 
festivals, musical productions, meetings, conferences, 
seminars, technical theater, amplified wedding vows, 
hookup for wedding reception band, DJ, and iPod 
two-track or multi-track on site audio recording 

Featuring: the Yamaha LS9 digital console 

wireless audio mixing from the audience 
wireless hand held, earset, and lapel mics 
audio spectrum analysis - sound system tuning 
serving Asheville, Black Mountain NC, Cherokee, 
Lake Lure, Hendersonville NC, Waynesville NC,
and the Western North Carolina Mountains 
With over 30 years experience 


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Alan Phillips
Sound Servce
PO Box 8350
Asheville, North Carolina

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Sound Service History

Raised on rock and roll, yet refined for technical theater and events:  

Sound Service was originally conceived in the late seventies egg carton lined basement studio of a Danish Aage Jensen Musikhuset.  Following my Audio/Visual department days in school I started work in that far away music house, with an instrument repair shop and event sound system for rent.  So we served the community with live sound reinforcement.  The store was a great way to bring touring musicians such as Wasa Express and recording artists "Acropolis" into the studio.  I was then free to mic instruments and learn running sound on a pristine 24 channel Mape console.  The Sound Service logo was drawn at the time by our resident surgeon and guitarist Jorn Bennebaek of Red Mustang.dk.  Thanks to the Eilskov family I read lots of Isaac Asimov, and dreamed of running a sound system without having to be confined to one place...  

"Going back to Miami" in 1980 I became a sound man when I was "thrown to the wolves" on a Tapco system: with knobs, not faders!  Thank you Randy Rush, and The Front.  I worked with numerous bar bands, and began experimenting with Pressure Zone Microphones.   During mid-eighties Gainesville Florida I surveyed land by day and ran sound by night for an 11-piece "Rhythm and Blues Review and Show Band," who took the stage for several years.  In 1987 A few of the band members played and acted in a full performance of "Hair," which held over due to the non-staged picketers.  After that ran sound for the Phoenix kids in a middle school production of "Cats."  Joaquin was Rum Tum Tugger, and River played guitar.  

Asheville, North Carolina 1991 I installed distributed audio systems, went back to school to earn an electronics engineering degree, and began gathering my own sound equipment.  1993: one day after church I asked Bob Moog if he planned to combine the Moog Synthesizer with the Theremin; he replied "I would rather keep the concept of the Theremin intact."  Late 1996: I took a job in computer technical support for a gate access security company, and went on to camera surveillance Digital Video Recorder testing and repair.   Meanwhile I was introduced to the Contra dance community and began working sound for the acoustic musicians who perform there.  I have been since told I have an ear for bringing the body and character of each instrument into the mix.  In 2005 I revived the Sound Service logo from the old Musikhuset business card to use for Alan Phillips Sound Service.  In 2007 I constructed a touch screen monitor for use with my portable PC based remote controlled sound reinforcement system and LS9, quite useful in theater and wedding events.  Early 2009 saw the buyout and demise of Digitech International; my former day job.  This blessing in disguise allowed more dedication to Sound Service concerts and events, theater audio, and sound reinforcement for the Biltmore Park Town Square® summer concert seriesthree years Flat Rock Playhouse Music On The Rock series, including sound design for professional musicals

With the advent of the iPad and the multi-touch StageMix application released for my digital console in 2011, I found this to be the remote solution I had been looking for.  There is however no replacement for the tactile response of faders on a sound console like the Yamaha LS9.  Running the LS9 and Stagemix together there can be two engineers working a concert sound system, on the same console.  The freedom of engineering sound anywhere in the room including the stage, is of course priceless, and is another great tool for optimizing the listening experience for the entire audience.  

"There is no substitute for experience" 

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Alan Phillips Sound Service is a live audio production company with small and medium floor standing sound reinforcement systems covering up to 2000 people.  

We offer cost effective audio solutions for public address, theatrical production, dance, and concert systems so performing artists can hear and be heard clearly, and at appropriate sound levels.  With extensive experience in live sound, we bring a specialized event sound system to you.

Audio engineering is more than a profession, it is a craft.  

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PA and Sound Reinforcement

Based in Asheville North Carolina this Sound Reinforcement System with engineer is for hire.  Fees include load in, setup, sound check, performance, and load out.  Rehearsal time may incur an additional fee.  Since venue particulars vary dramatically, please call for quotes: 828-713-7232.  

Road Ready Equipment:

Front Of House: two EAW FR-222 Forsythe Series full range cabinets powered by Crown XTi 1000, and two 18" EAW sub-woofer cabinets powered by Crown XTi 4000.  Mixers: Allen Heath Mix Wizard2, Yamaha LS9 and MG102c ten channel console. Four EV Sx80 floor monitors and two Turbosound TXD-12M monitor wedges can be pole mounted and tilted for FOH and delayed speaker distribution. Two Chauvet Mini 4 Bar LED lighting trees with random, sequence, audio triggers.  iPod and laptop hookups are always available.

Microphones:  three Shure SM58, four SM57, three Audio Technica Pro35's,
 three Sennheiser Evolution series e604 drum mics, one PG52 kick drum mic, one AT 4033 large diaphragm microphone, three Crown PZM disc microphones, two Shure PG58 hand-held wireless, or five PG1 wireless body packs with Microphone Madness earset microphones.  

The stock Yamaha LS9-16 digital mixing console is capable of six stage monitor mixes, and includes on-board: omni delay, compression, equalization, stereo record and playback. With the MY16-AT ADAT card installed and light piped to the MOTU 2408MKII, the LS9 is expandable to 24 analog inputs and 16 outputs. Sixteen optical in/out's are available via ADAT light pipe to tape drive or multi-track hard disk recorder.
Many times it's not conducive to run cables through the audience to a sound console.  With StageMix, wireless audio mixing is an eloquent solution.

Location sound:
Stewart Audio convection cooled digital amplifiers are completely noiseless, and provide clean sound with little power consumption.  

Alternative analog processing:

16 Channel Allen & Heath Mix Wizard2 sound console with four monitor sends and on-board effects processing, one Behringer Ultra Curve equalizer with Audio Spectrum Analyzer, delay, and feedback destroyer (for those set it and forget it configurations), Two Rane 31 band stereo EQ's One DBX 262 stereo compressor, 100 foot 24 x 4 snake

Some suggested sound system configurations:

Small PA and conference system: 
  • hand-held and ear-set wireless microphones
  • Two Turbosound TXD-12M enclosures pole mounted
  • up to Four EV Sx80 enclosures with distributed delay
  • Stewart World 1.2 amplifiers
  • Yamaha MG-102 10-channel analog mixer
  • Optional Yamaha LS9 digital console
Acoustic, Songwriter, and dance small Footprint System
  • Two Turbosound TXD-12M's pole mounted and tilted
  • Four SX-80 stage monitors
  • two FR-222 Subwoofers
  • Crown and Stewart power amplifiers
  • 100 foot 24 channel snake or snake-less
  • Mix Wizard or LS9, microphones, stands, etc...
Concert, Festival, or Club reinforcement system up to 2000 people:
  • two EAW full range cabs powered by Crown
  • two EAW 18" Subwoofers powered by Crown
  • Crown DSP handles crossover functions
  • four EV Sx80 monitors
  • two Turbosound floor wedges
  • Front Of House amplifiers driven at 4200 Watts
  • 100 foot 24 channel snake or snake-less
  • Mix Wizard or LS9, microphones, stands, etc...

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