Live Local Sound – Jason Townley
Undertaper Productions is a one man show operated by Jason Townley set out to amplify and beautify the musical colors of a tight musical family that plays together from time to time.
I don’t really advertise and I cant call myself a sound engineer. I do a bunch of sound engineering and being a live sound engineer is what I truly love. I guess you could say this monstrosity of a website advertising but its primary function is to bring the music of the show back to the musicians and their fans. I work with s bunch of local area 518 musicians who play from the upper regions of Lake placid and Saranac lake down to Saratoga Albany and Troy. I have been trying to keep things as local as possible so I can fulfill the life of a dad, husband and son.
I don’t have much, and most local musicians I work with bring the pieces I need to amplify and beautify. I have once again gotten the musical itch and started investing in travel gear and more PA. I purchased new Midas M32 in 2015 and a Trailer in 2016 to tow it around with. This has proved to be an amazing combination as I also have a Volkswagen Jetta Diesel that pulls it all. When I detach the trailer, I park the car and become a family man. It has worked out pretty well.
This past year was the first time I actually put away the analogue and plugged in the digital. Known to some as Undertapers Mobile Studio, the new Midas M32 has proven to be a crispy sounding improvement to the line up of consoles that I use. I haven’t actually brought out the Mackie 2480 since I purchased the Midas in April of this year and I am not sure I am going to.
Since the birth of Amelia Rose Townley, I have prioritized being a dedicated family man and enjoying every bit of it. She has been an amazing transformation for me and most of my live music intake has morphed into more of a streaming live the next day or so kind of experience. I have no issue with that but am anxious once again to get back out with Lauren and catch a show. I am also looking forward to working with local 518 musicians and can’t wait until we all get started up again for the year.
One of the exciting challenges that I have faced recently is the ability to actually sit down and update, edit and clean up some of the websites that I maintain. I am hoping to find a chilling January or February weekend, where snowshoeing is out of the question, and sit down for a day and clean up the mess that is not only Undertaper Productions but GR8MIX, Stone Revival Band, Council Fire, Raisinhead and other small sites that have been on the back burner for so long I am not even sure the pilot light still works. In the mean time please forgive the mess and enjoy what you can and progression is slow but evident.
Thanks for all the supporting live music… see you at the show.