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Clint Kaster posted a blog post

QuPac mixer!

With an urgent call to revamp a very overmatched wedding chapel PA, I started looking at the current field of rack mount/iPad mixers.  The folks running daily operation are decidedly nontechnical and they really just needed a way to turn things on and off with minimum chance of screwup.The Mackie and Behringer offerings got crossed off the list pretty quickly by offering zero onboard control.  Dealing with a network connection and software was probably too much to ask of the staff.The QSC…See More
17 hours ago
Ryan Hammond replied to George Petersen's discussion DOUBLE MIKING ON KICK
"I guess, in a perfect world, doubling everything would be ideal. Mic and DI on the guitar cabs, drum mics and triggers.... That would give you much more to work with."
Wednesday
John Shotwell replied to George Petersen's discussion DOUBLE MIKING ON KICK
"Do I need two kick drum mics? . . NO, Is it more fun to mix with two of them ? Yes it is.  I like to compress one of them, Typically the one that provides me with the most drum tone. Also I find if I pan them a little the kick gets…"
Wednesday
Fred Brumbach replied to Fred Brumbach's discussion Cabling for powered monitors
"OK guys, this is what I have done. I bought from CBI cables the power/2 XLR signals. Off stage I have two female XLR's on a 5' whip to connect to the monitor mixes, and a standard 15 amp Edison plug. On the stage/monitor end, I have a…"
Wednesday
Fred Brumbach and John D Youker are now friends
Wednesday
Ryan Hammond replied to Bill Yekel's discussion Suggestions for a small format line array rig??
"The new Klark Teknik powered Turbosound stuff spanks JBL. It's not even close."
Wednesday
John K replied to Bill Yekel's discussion Suggestions for a small format line array rig??
"When you get to that point see if you can arrange a shoot out. I'd love to hear them side by side. "
Tuesday
John K replied to Bill Yekel's discussion Suggestions for a small format line array rig??
"Yes DAS service and response is great very nice people The new S10 from Adamson has a good price point. In my opinion you can dial the Adamson in a little better because they have one of the best wave guides out there. But the DAS sound great for…"
Tuesday

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DOUBLE MIKING ON KICK

Started by George Petersen. Last reply by Ryan Hammond on Wednesday. 18 Replies

Are two microphones really necessary on kick, or is this mostly a case of "we can, so we need to do it?" Continue

Cabling for powered monitors

Started by Fred Brumbach. Last reply by Fred Brumbach on Wednesday. 6 Replies

I just purchased 8 Meyer UM-1P monitors. I like keeping my stages clean of extraneous cable. Has anyone seen or used a multi output cable and box such that there is sufficient power for 4 monitors,…Continue

Suggestions for a small format line array rig??

Started by Bill Yekel. Last reply by Ryan Hammond on Wednesday. 89 Replies

I'm looking at a small format line array rig ( double 8" type box).. In particular the D.A.S. Audio Event 208A.. I demo'd these boxes outside the Arena at NAMM in January any liked the sound and the…Continue

12" or 15" Woofers for Top Boxes?

Started by Ryan Hammond. Last reply by Greg Cameron on Tuesday. 14 Replies

What woofer size do you prefer for taking care of the mids/highs? I've heard a lot of good 15s and some 12s. Without any tuning, the 12s seemed to be "less boxy", but the 15s were warmer and more…Continue

Yorkville Paraline line array

Started by eloygroove on Tuesday. 0 Replies

has anyone had a chance to work with these? i been seen them a lot more in local band and clubs. im a free lance contractor and one of the companies i work for has them. so far they have done the…Continue

Subwoofers in Delay Stacks

Started by Brad Perry. Last reply by Brad Perry May 11. 5 Replies

 I would be interested in opinions regarding the deployment of subwoofers in delay stacks.On the occasions I have used delays, I only use top boxes high passed at around 140Hz.I believe using subs…Continue

Spoiled on Digital

Started by George Petersen. Last reply by Stephen M. Scott May 11. 82 Replies

After mixing on digital (with all the automation and recall) can you go back to analog mixing?  Continue

d&b B2 SUB vs J-Sub vs Meyer 700-Hp

Started by Eduardo Mendonça. Last reply by Rusty Bunton May 11. 1 Reply

Hello,It would be possible for someone to help me with some information?I wonder the opnion of you on the B2 SUB d & b ...They are really good? He has deep bass?I've heard the J-Sub, but found…Continue

Baroni Lab Tube Amps Black listed By Guangzhou Venues

Started by wayne Tait May 10. 0 Replies

Previously I had posted a discussion about being shocked by A tube amplifier, and the damage done to equipment as a result of its unsafe design, and how in my view a bass player and others are lucky…Continue

Career Longevity

Started by Vivian Bannatyne. Last reply by Vivian Bannatyne May 4. 10 Replies

Hi David,I have recently returned to a career of live sound after a break of 20 years, at the age of 55. I just could not live without it!!I now need to make up for lost time, but am concerned about…Continue

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QuPac mixer!

Posted by Clint Kaster on May 24, 2015 at 7:57am 0 Comments

With an urgent call to revamp a very overmatched wedding chapel PA, I started looking at the current field of rack mount/iPad mixers.  The folks running daily operation are decidedly nontechnical and they really just needed a way to turn things on and off with minimum chance of screwup.

The Mackie and Behringer offerings got crossed off the list pretty quickly by offering zero onboard control.  Dealing with a network connection and software was probably too much to ask of the…

Continue

I-Pads, Routers, and other nightmares

Posted by Bob Spittle on April 30, 2015 at 11:43am 2 Comments

We have been using I-Pads for mixing festivals where the promoter won't allow putting a console at F.O.H. so we park the console side stage and use the I-Pad. I have changed routers 3 times and still get way too many drop outs....... any suggestions? This is sooooo frustrating, Grrrr!

 
 
 

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