Pressure Of Sound
This reply to Franta, from Chris Porter FOH Engineer.
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the concert last night. We really do try our hardest to make sure that King Crimson audiences
have a great experience at our shows.
I acknowledge that the show reached a peak of 106db, as measured at our front of house mixing position. However, the average for the show was around 95db. I constantly monitor sound levels throughout the course of the show.
King Crimson are not an acoustic band and the three drummers at the front of the stage generate nearly 84db at the mix position before they are amplified at all.
It is this fact which dictates the overall show level needed in order for the other instruments to be heard above the drums.
You did buy tickets for a rock show and the sound pressure level of our show is at the conservative end of this kind of rock concert
in terms of volume.
By the way, I have my ears checked regularly and my hearing is normal.