Allegro Audio Solutions
Reasonable rates Easy to work with *Reliable* 25+ years experience
My pro audio gear list
My current sit-down gig at CSL-SC
My contact info
Resume Apple Engineering Tech in R&D, as a Adjunct Professor, Pro Audio, etc.
Classes I teach
Electronic/mechanical troubleshooting/diagnosis & repairs
Small to larger systems available for everything from single mic setups to outdoor gigs.
I'm also available for operation of your PA, or we can supplement your gear with mine.
For a full live sound setup that includes remic'ing, the *minimum* time from start of load-in to start of first set is 2hrs firm; additional time is required for a sound check.
I've recently gained a lot of experience w creating content for and running Ecamm Pro on the Mac, in a system that I designed using multiple Canon DSLR video cameras and a USB 2-way audio converter (to get audio to and from the analog live-sound mixer), along w using Restream to broadcast the resulting 'show' to Youtube, Facebook, and Zoom, including documenting everything.. (see below under CSL-SC).
I also do onsite audio instruction and training so you or your sound tech(s) can have you sounding your very best through your system because you have a better understanding of how it all works.
Additionally, I offer equipment repair and/or analysis and adjustment of fixed installations such as churches and nightclubs, or I can help you optimize your band's system at your rehearsal place or gig.
I'm available Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun pm - MWF w advance notice.
Documentation I've created for my current Sunday am gig, including notes on all fixes and modifications (2 pages!), gear I'm loaning, function-specific cables made, etc:
My CSL Nametag:
Recommendation letters I've received:
Rev. Reid letter of recommendation
Music director Crow letter of recommendation
Audio Production Classes I teach, based on classes I taught as an associate professor:
Webpage w info applicable to both Live Sound and Recording classes
I do electronic/mechanical repairs (musical gear, mics, headphones, cables, mic stands, etc ...) for $30/hour, 30 minute minimum. (Replacing an XLR connector on a mic cable might take me 20-30 minutes, including diagnosis). I'm an electronics technician by degree and resume, and I've done mil-spec soldering in the past, so no worries about workmanship. I charge what I pay for connectors, etc.
Lab bench in my la-bor-i-tory Pronunciation
I can make a power adapter / charger / supply for your pedals, wireless receiver, rack gear, camera, cell phone, whatever. I can put the right connector (w the correct polarity, when applicable) on the right AC-AC or AC-DC adaptor.
Prices start at $15, depending on power and connector needed, as adaptors for over 750mA are more expensive...
It's illegal to throw batteries away Set them aside and recycle them, please.
Susan Pankratz: Audio Engineer - Engineering Electronics Technician - Teacher / Trainer
pankratz AT calcentral.com DOT net cell: 831-325-7282
(AA's SCC Audio Production,
Electronics Technology - Chabot); Highest Honors for both.
Based in Santa Cruz, CA - available for work in the greater San Francisco Bay area and beyond.
Susan's Instructor, Audio / Computer / Electronics Engineering Tech Resume, an MS Word Doc
*Old* Apple business card
Grounding the system to eliminate hums, buzzes, shocks
Videos of the 'over-under' cable wrapping technique hereand here. Also useful for extension cords, snakes, hoses - anything you need to wind up without introducing twists.
Audiopile/EWI - great online source for audio connectors, cables, snakes, etc. They are marvelous folks too.
Musicians, this is for you - we can't get a good sound for your audience if you won't work with us!
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