Notes-Worthy: Imre Molnar
C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with IMRE MOLNAR:
How long have you been the sound engineer for 90's Daughter and how did that begin?
I started with 90's Daughter around five years ago. ... I had mixed for (guitarist) Tom (Grassman) a long time ago when he was in Third Stone and then the Brat Pack; that was back when my system was pieced together, very old used equipment. It has come a long way since then.
Is there a particular show that everything went perfect and you nailed it on all levels?
Well, this is tricky question. As an engineer, when everything goes right it's usually after fixing the 50 things that are messed up to begin with. I think of myself as an OK engineer with always more room for improvement.
What is the most stressful and difficult task of managing sound?
90's Daughter is a great gig! Low stage volume, excellent musicians that are professional on all levels. Other gigs, the hardest thing to deal with is stage volume! You can only turn it up so loud before everything starts to feed back. Jimmie Myers, engineer for X-Krush, and myself mixed at this bar in Chicago. Between bands they had a DJ that would play his music louder than the band! This was before digital tuners and the guitar and bass players had to turn up louder than the DJ to tune. The main problem was that the club was right next door to a police station! The bar kept getting complaints on noise! We couldn't do anything about it but the bar owner insisted that we were the problem. We ended up taking a bus up there with six friends, grabbed our gear and never went back!
Where can we catch you managing sound and working your magic next?
I am at David S. Palmer arena on Friday for the Ice Races, then Saturday we are in Springfield. The best way to find us is via our web page, 90sDaughter.com, and you can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.