We played at a local winery today. Outdoors in nice warm weather. I had not played outdoors before, so after seeking advice from this forum I tuned the toms up a bit and for maximum resonance. We played 4 sets of 30 - 40 mins each. The bass drum was the only drum miced. We are a guitar band ie bass, and two electrics and play classic rock. I play a Gretsch Renown with Remo clear Emporers on top and Evans clear EC Resonants on the bottom of the 13 and 16 toms. 1/2 way though the second last set our sound tech came along side me and said the drums were too loud. I immediately threw a control ring ( an old head cut up) on the snare and tried to play softer. I didn't have a chance to catch up with him after the gig to ask exactly what he meant. We had played 2 and 1/2 sets already before he approached me. We play the same place, same time next week. What else can I do to reduce volume. Cut the resonance from the toms by tuning , dampen toms ? head change? Your advice appreciated.