High Octane

High Octane Production, and show services since 1998. Live Sound, Back line, Booker, Promoter, Event Production, Night Clubs High Octane is Carlos Alvarado from Los Angeles with over 25 years experience is you live event solution.

Operating as usual

Trunk or Treat Las Vegas.
10/31/2021

Trunk or Treat Las Vegas.

Trunk or Treat Las Vegas.

Live music in Vegas!
04/04/2021

Live music in Vegas!

LA Guns, at 601 Fremont Las Vegas!
11/29/2020

LA Guns, at 601 Fremont Las Vegas!

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11/12/2020

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Jamin 4 Hope, held this past weekend at the Fremont County Club. Hosted by Carlos Adley and Ava Berman. Featuring artist...
11/12/2020

Jamin 4 Hope, held this past weekend at the Fremont County Club. Hosted by Carlos Adley and Ava Berman. Featuring artists from the Vegas community. Here's Mr Vegas Wayne Newton, Big Daddy and myself. #livemusic #livestream #lasvegas #waynenewton

10/26/2020

Audio, Staging, lighting, livestreaming. Call me with your needs 323 683 6799.

10/07/2020
Are you ready to livestream? 8 camera rig ready to roll your event.
09/07/2020

Are you ready to livestream? 8 camera rig ready to roll your event.

09/07/2020

We have your livestream salutations. Call today 323 682 6799. Broadcast and mobile ready.

High Octane here for all your event production needs.
09/02/2020

High Octane here for all your event production needs.

Stage, pipe and drape. HIGH OCTANE PRODUCTION.
08/29/2020

Stage, pipe and drape. HIGH OCTANE PRODUCTION.

08/26/2020

California, Nevada, Arizona or Utah. We have your production needs covered.
323 683 6799

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08/19/2020

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Need staging for your event? Call 323 683 6799. One stop event production.
08/05/2020

Need staging for your event? Call 323 683 6799. One stop event production.

Video livestream show for #TSOL #livemusic #livestream
05/25/2020

Video livestream show for #TSOL
#livemusic #livestream

Backstage Bar & Billiards
04/11/2020

Backstage Bar & Billiards

April 11th we will be streaming @thedeltabombers from the venue live! Facebook and YouTube! This will be the first but not the last of streaming events coming to you! Tune in, rock out and hang out in your pjs!!! #streaming #rocknroll #rocknrollstyle #rocknrollforthebigkids #backstagebarandbilliards #livemusic #music #musicislife

03/20/2020

So the world is suffering and we will overcome. Be safe Carlos and Heather.

03/01/2020

Smoqe BBQ fest. Monitors and backline.

601 Freemont in Vegas. Flying the Meyer system.
02/13/2020

601 Freemont in Vegas. Flying the Meyer system.

Busy few months.
10/16/2019

Busy few months.

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03/22/2019

High Octane's cover photo

Lake Havasu Paddy fest 2019. Sound,techs and backline. High Octane Production.
03/22/2019

Lake Havasu Paddy fest 2019. Sound,techs and backline. High Octane Production.

Rehearsals for a Vegas act.
02/17/2019

Rehearsals for a Vegas act.

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11/07/2018

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11/07/2018

What follows is some good advice for all of the armchair audiophiles out there who approach the sound engineer at a show with something to say…

Section 1: General Info

1.1 Garbage in = garbage out. If the band sucks, there’s nothing the sound guy can do.

1.2 You don’t need a college degree to be a sound guy, but it doesn’t hurt. Your cool home theatre system doesn’t make you qualified to be a sound engineer.

1.3 It’s great that you “run the sound” at your church on the weekends. I do this for a living.

1.4 I can’t turn it down anymore…You’ll have to talk to the guitar player.

1.5 Don’t try to impress me by throwing around a bunch of equipment model numbers or a bunch of Physics information like Ohms, Watts, Inverse Squares, Decibels, SPL, Phase Cancellation, and that kind of stuff. You can talk about your textbooks all you want, but at the end of the day you still have to have some experience to realize that the textbook stuff is usually a bunch of crap.

1.6 We’re not “roadies”. That term fell out of common usage in the early 70’s right after the Jackson Browne album came out.

1.7 (New) No, I cannot ask the band to play "FreeBird" and no, I don't have "Back That Thing Up" on my IPod.

Section 2: For the Band

2.1 To the guitar player: I’ve gone on at length about how much I like the sound of a Les Paul plugged into a Marshall, but in a club you might have to turn it down a bit. If you have a huge guitar amp screaming a few feet away from your vocal mic, it’s just not gonna work. Two words for you: Isolation cabinet.

2.2 For the drummer: I’m going to put a gate on the kick and the snare, and compressors on some of the other instruments and vocals in the band. Part of my job is to manage dynamics. All those cool ghost notes you’re doing on your snare drum will not translate to the nosebleed seats in an arena. Get over yourself, or go play some jazz somewhere.

2.3 For the trumpet player: Take your part down an octave so you don’t have to play so loud. You’re not Doc Severinson, and you can’t hit the high notes anyway.

2.4 To the vocalist: Give me something to work with. I can’t turn a whisper into a shout. If you sing softly, you’re not gonna hear yourself.

2.5 For the whole band: The monitor guy is not going to change every element of your mix for every single song. Understand the difference between what you WANT to hear and what you NEED to hear. The more you micro-manage the monitor guy, the less happy you’ll be.

2.6 for the band: I don’t care if you’re not completely comfortable. I have to do my job in some of the most ridiculous situations imaginable, in the rain, the wind, the snow, the blazing sun, and often without an adequate amount of time or resources. Heaven forbid that you might have to do the same…grow up and stop your whining.

2.7 Just because you're on stage and think you shouldn't associate with the pee-ons doesn't mean you should treat the local crew like crap. You'll learn real fast that reloading the trucks and striking the stage really sucks when the whole crew walks out.

Section 3: For other technical personnel

3.1 For the studio guy: I don’t give a f**k how you did it in the studio. There is no track cutting and pasting here. We are live bitch.

3.2 For the video people: It doesn’t matter if you can see some of my equipment in your camera shot. The people watching should be looking at the talent. Zoom in and shut up.

3.3 For the lighting guys: I have no power for you. Don’t run your cables on top of mine. No, you can’t put a light on top of the sidefill. Go away now.

Section 4: To the radio station guy:

1. No I won't run an "everything" mix for you. Bring your own splitter and mixer.
2. I don't care how you do it at the station; you're not there and this is not radio.
3. I don't care if your station IS promoting this gig, don't touch my board, my snake, my microphones or my EQ.
4. Just because you have to plug your call letters during the broadcast, don't expect the band or me to do it - Unless you plan on running a 30 second spot on live radio about me for free.

Section 4: Corporate gigs

4.1 To the event planners, banquet staff, hotel salespeople, florists, decorators, and various other people who walk around with clipboards: None of your s**t matters if we can’t hear or see the guy at the podium. Why are you doing this?

High Octane
11/07/2018

High Octane

Yes we can do anything for live sound.
11/05/2018

Yes we can do anything for live sound.

High Octane sound at the Hard Rock Las Vegas.
10/21/2018

High Octane sound at the Hard Rock Las Vegas.

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10/21/2018

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06/05/2018

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06/05/2018

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Vegas E.O.D.M !
05/29/2018

Vegas E.O.D.M !

Yes it's busy.
04/23/2018

Yes it's busy.

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival
04/10/2018

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival

Punk Rock Bowling is NEXT MONTH! 😲 Which bands are you looking forward to seeing the most??
Get your tix : https://www.punkrockbowling.com/

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