The 8x10 is very supportive of recording live music. We are even more
supportive of trading live music. Both are good things that help bands build
and or strengthen their fanbase. If you would like to read more about some of
the ways The 8x10 is instituting programs that live up to those statements,
please check out the “GET MUSIC” section.
Due to the configuration of the club, we have decided to eliminate the use of microphones
by tapers. The club has installed a matched pair of Audix SCX-25s and provide a Henry
Engineering Patch Bay for people to patch into and record the shows.
What we provide: 6 R-L paired RCA connections, 6 R-L paired 1/4” phono connections,
2 R-L paired XLR connections, AC Power, a semi-secure location to setup, a slightly more
secure location to store your baggage.
The 8x10 always pushes the bands to allow a soundboard/ambient blend for audience
recordings, but on the slim chance that they do not allow this we try to provide just the
audience mics. Some bands, however, still refuse taping of any sort.
If you would like to comment on this policy, please feel free to contact me directly. We are
solely responsible for this policy and would be happy to discuss the reasoning behind it in
depth with anyone, as we are well aware that it is a unique situation.