In this thread I would like to address my concerns about the broadcasts lately on afterhours..
First I want to point out that I understand there are issues sometimes which are not depending on the AH.FM crew .. like inet issues and stuff like that.. but again I believe this is something that STILL can be monitored.
I believe being an AH.FM crew is not a volunteer's job and there is some amount of money involved, plus free entrances/drinks and stuff like dat.. Stuff you get for free to do your job.. right?
As an AH.FM supported (Even tho im not donating like 1000 dollars per month) im a bit disappointed by the quality.. because I think there are enough funds around for a quality and properly done broadcast.
I believe its not normal to get the broadcast soundcheck done during the first set which is already done ... from what I know ah.fm always goes earlier on the parties to set it all done .. however 1st set of EVERY broadcast is cut in half .. and messed up 10 times (if u dont believe me check the threads of the last 10 broadcasts)... examples .. Lumi BTE, Tytanium Sessions, Lumi Beach..
Even if there are internet issues on the venue this can be checked before that.. "ok lets run the broadcast while the background music is running, before the DJ goes on stage" .. - for example..
You dont need the main act or full volume or whatever to perform an internet check, do u?
Before starting a broadcast I believe there are certain questions a person should answer
"Is the recorder working"
"Is the internet working"
"is it all set for broadcast"
In order to answer these questions I guess u need to test all this.. when do u have to do that? BEFORE the actual broadcast.. am i right?
I'm not going to comment on the amount of jingles sometimes the sets have on and the lack of balance in volume.. its all pretty clear..
So my point is.. I believe there are certain things to be reminded on the crews doing the broadcasts and things should get tighter
AH.FM needs more dedicated ppl to do that (imo).. and I really hope my msg will be read and considered at least a little bit.
If we are gonna do something, lets do it well.. right?
I hope there wont be attacks against me, because I wont tolerate being bashed because of sharing my opinion.
P.S. I remembered something that happened at Lumi beach last weekend... I got an sms the broadcast is not working and I had to show it to one of the members in order to be solved.. well.. come on.