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TheRickshawLive #movingthemusic

Pedalled

18 channel mix

2.5 kW sound

 

#MovingTheMusic 

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Christian, Husband, Father also known as Mr. Betty.

Since 1995 the world of 9-5 has not been viable world for Jeff to live in, he has been chasing the entrepreneur life ever since.  He has started and operated a couple of small businesses, Fence Construction, Fire Mitigation and firewood, JSS Auctioneers and Mr. Betty’s Outdoor Man Grill!  

As the trails of the Rikki and Roada began to roll along and make the music, Doc Tim and I began to spend many hours discussing the operations and transportation of the Ladies to their gigs.  Being the first person to pedal Roada, fresh from the factory in the parking lot of American Family Furniture as I loaded her into her new home …. fast forward to…….. today as the preparation has started for Roada 2.0 there have been many trials and tribulations as this crazy idea has hist the streets to Move The Music!

I look forward to the future as the Ladies get new siblings and to see how the upgrades improve the opportunity for everyone to experience Move The Music as we spread smiles and foot tapping wherever they roll!

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The song we discussed: Herbie Hancock, Actual Proof

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Media-Making!

Media-Making!

Media-Making!

I have worked hard to assemble the technological solution behind my production.  The components I have assembled work and I have listed them for your reference.  I may earn commissions for purchases made through the links below.

Production Details for this episode:

 

Music: 

For TheRickshawLive.com

Amber Light by Shawn Williams,  Musicbed.com https://www.musicbed.com/invite/aqN2u

 

Main Inputs and Control:

Desk Mic:

AKG P220 https://amzn.to/3eCBtgn

Samson CO2 Microphones (pr):

Samson https://amzn.to/3iAFSSZ

Desk Microphone Arm:

Rode PSA1 https://amzn.to/2HZr82n

Dynamic Microphone:

Shure SM58 https://amzn.to/3sLZ5WA

Overhead Microphone Arm:

Auray BAI-2X https://amzn.to/3qM8dsx

 

Desk Mic stand:

Gator https://amzn.to/3611mn3

Mixer:

Rode Rodecaster Pro https://amzn.to/3k2Odht

Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm

Apple  https://amzn.to/3sGWpcV

Stedman Pop Filter:

Proscreen XL https://amzn.to/3bXgHc9

Headphones:

Sennheiser HD201 https://amzn.to/3esBm76

Earphones:

Shure SE215-CL https://amzn.to/3qHQ5ji

Processing: Garageband

Computer:

Apple M1 Mini https://amzn.to/395Rs5z

Magic keyboard:

Apple MLA22LL/A https://amzn.to/2Y3xv9e

Magic trackpad II:

Apple MJ2R2LL/A https://amzn.to/3c1iqNq

To be sure, there is quite a few small parts and cables needed to really make it work. I have listed my full kit at:

http://therickshawlive.com/therickshawlive-affiliate/

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Steve Meyer: Building TheRickshawLive!

Steve Meyer: Building TheRickshawLive!

Steve Meyer: Building TheRickshawLive!

Rikki rickshaw was the first but when she needed some relief, we went to work building star-ship with more stage space, more power, more mix, a lot more of everything Rikki launched!

We needed a pedal platform that could perform, was proven, that we didn’t have to build from scratch.

Not so far from our Fort Collins fabrication station (in John’s shop), we discovered Mainstreet Pedicabs.  It turned out that Steve Meyer, owner, had conversed with Tim sometime around 1997 regarding a pedicab!  Listen to the podcast to hear where Rhoda, Rikki’s big sister, came from and where TheRickshawLive is headed with #motionalmusic!

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When I talk to builders, I ask them to talk about music that as moved them.  Steve selected a music track titled: Ripple (Grateful Dead) feat. Bill Kreutzmann, from:  Song Around The World, Playing For Change Foundation.  Enjoy!

 

 

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John Giem: Building TheRickshawLive!

John Giem: Building TheRickshawLive!

John Giem: Building TheRickshawLive!

Engineering pedalled stages started with Rikki. She dished out a new challenge with every gig. But boy did she make people smile! In this podcast, John Giem talks about the challenges and the future of #movingthemusic on TheRickshawLive!

Check out the ‘ground test’ woodlot video – Stage Mockup of Chris Hewitt, Elise Wunder, and Matt Smiley testing the limits of the 4′ x 6′ ‘stage’ when it was just a concept (3/7/2016)!

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TheRickshawLive

TheRickshawLive

TheRickshawLive

My name is Tim Ryschon and I conceived and launched TheRickshawLiveTM  as a launch vehicle for stars.

Performance stars. 

The problem stars face is motion.  Motion while they perform.  Motion across a plaza, around a city block, or over a valley trail.  Motion is a problem typically because it challenges performing technique.  Its also a big engineering challenge. 

If a stage could be developed that was self-contained, stable, and small enough to keep the performers in close contact with their afficianados, a new high in appreciation could be reached.

 My solution for this novel live performance platform consists of a state of the art mobile soundstage, locomoted by a single bicycle pedaler.

The hardware platform for this stage consists of a hyper-modified, patented bicycle pedicab that can transport 4 musicians while amplifying their voices and instruments to the passing sidewalk audience.  

Video monitors facing the sidewalk and rear of the carriage continuously project messaging and live video, while wireless LED lighting illuminates the performance.

 The primary mission is to transport live performers through non-traditional venues such as alleys, along-side sidewalks, fountain plazas, ocean-front side walks, and trails.  Although musicians are  the most frequent occupants of our stage, performers of all genres are welcome that can be reasonably accommodated on the starship’s top-deck.  This might include: dj’s, poets, story tellers, broadcasters and other performers seeking to add unrivalled charm and intrigue to their performance.

 TheRickshawLive is currently taking a break in Fort Collins.  The spirit of putting artists in close proximity to their fans is not on break though.  The wheels are off but we will continue that mission by bringing you stories and insights of the players you’ve seen and many that you haven’t aboard TheRickshawLive.

 

The world of performance venues has been disrupted, temporarily.  But that won’t stop us in our mission.  Join us as we #rollwithit

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