Your comment about channel assignments is one thing I would take issue with. I just wouldn't be happy if the engineer insisted on a strange channel layout. There is an industry convention for this and there is absolutely no reason to change unless you know that certain instruments will be missing. This convention extends not only to most of the live sound business but also to the recording business.
I'm also very suspicious of graphic eq's - especially if there are any boost settings or more than a few dB's of cut on any channel. If I saw a graphic eq setting that didn't look sensible then I'd be tempted to flatten it too. Monitor graphic eq settings won't be constant either because they totally depend on the stage layout and the distances between mics and monitors.
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Edited by James Perrett (17/05/05 10:19 AM)