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Lou Judson replied to Chris MacBride's discussion Grand Piano mics, what have ya used, what do ya like?
"Excep for the mag mounts which can be improvised easily, the AT 350 clip mic works just as well as the DPAs when mounted in a similar way. For those who cannot afford a DPA they are excellent!"
3 hours ago
Lou Judson replied to Chris MacBride's discussion Grand Piano mics, what have ya used, what do ya like?
"That sounds intriguing and easily try-able, and with closed lid almost any mics need EQ. I'd never thought of a 421 for piano..."
3 hours ago
John Shotwell replied to Chris MacBride's discussion Grand Piano mics, what have ya used, what do ya like?
"I came up with and refined this technique on a rather bright piano (Yamaha C5) at the night club I worked at in the '90's, I have been happy with it on other piano's too. It consists of two different mics, on foam pads or towels,…"
7 hours ago
Scott Rushton and Jake McMullen are now friends
18 hours ago
Jason Bertok replied to Jason Bertok's discussion Rider requirements for room height
"One more thing.  Hmm.  We are planning to build a green room for bands to use under the stage, does that count?  We also are building a ramp and a loading bay/dock right off the stage... I've tried to spec out as 'pro'…"
19 hours ago
OpusP.Gladiator replied to Jason Bertok's discussion Rider requirements for room height
"Hi Jason, Am agreeing with Chris here:)  The Danley's will be great assuming proper room alignment for all 1550 seats!  People and Bands need to get over the Line Array Aesthetic problem (that being, if we don't see them the…"
21 hours ago
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Grand Piano mics, what have ya used, what do ya like?

Started by Chris MacBride. Last reply by Lou Judson 3 hours ago. 15 Replies

Hello all, so I am currently in the market to purchase some new mics for the 9' Steinway Grand at the Venue I work at, currently inside is a Helpinstill pick up, it is great, especially for monitor…Continue

Rider requirements for room height

Started by Jason Bertok. Last reply by Jason Bertok 19 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys,Do any of you know or have you seen rider requirements for height of the room, or height of the stage floor to ceiling?  I ask because one of the purposes for the new sanctuary we are…Continue

Broadcast Sound for Marching Competition..... help!

Started by Michael J.K Goodknecht. Last reply by Jeff Cohen yesterday. 1 Reply

Aloha All!  Next month Iʻm doing Broadcast audio for a marching competition here in Hawaii.  Im just wondering if any of you have ever done DCI or anything like that before and how did you configure…Continue

Compact line arrays

Started by Bob Spittle. Last reply by RedRocket yesterday. 11 Replies

Has anyone tried the TVI c210ii

Low frequency boundary cancellation

Started by Brad Perry. Last reply by John Murray yesterday. 7 Replies

I think most of us know the basics of boundary cancellation with subwoofers.... put a subwoofer cabinet at a 1/4 wavelength of any sub bass frequency from a solid boundary like the floor or wall and…Continue

Favorite SPL Meter

Started by Ryan Hammond. Last reply by Ryan Hammond on Friday. 7 Replies

What's your favorite SPL meter? I really like the Galaxy meters... nothing too fancy or expensive for me. Smart phone apps might be fine for some, but I like to have a real SPL meter for my gigs.Continue

Midas XL8 and PRO X

Started by Ryan Hammond. Last reply by Dave Fischer Oct 13. 3 Replies

Will the new Midas PRO X replace the XL8 as the flagship console? Or will Midas simply add the Neutron DSP to the XL8 and keep it as the flagship?Continue

Do You Like It Better Standing Up Or Sitting Down?

Started by Dan Daley. Last reply by Gert Sanner Oct 13. 23 Replies

No, I'm not being salacious or facetious. I'm polling the readership to see what their preferences are when it comes to mixing live music: do you perfer to work in a standing or sitting position, and…Continue

Soundcraft iPad app

Started by Brendan Lister. Last reply by Brendan Lister Oct 12. 3 Replies

Anyone else having this problem with the meters blowing out when connected to the console (see pic). I've tried 2 different routers on the console and both have done this. However when connected to…Continue

Floor Planning Software - Anything other than WSYWYG, AUTOCAD & VECTORWORKS

Started by Rocky Poulin. Last reply by Rocky Poulin Oct 6. 7 Replies

Just wondering if anyone out there is using any type of floor planning software other than WSYWYG, AUTOCAD & VECTORWORKS. These are rather expensive programs and too big for what I need.On…Continue

Blog Posts

My Worst Show In Recent Memory

Posted by Clint Kaster on October 14, 2014 at 5:36pm 2 Comments

Hired for a gala event in a room I know to be difficult.  Quick program, a fundraising appeal and then the guests retire upstairs for a dance party.  We walk in to discover the room PACKED with chairs -- literally barely enough room to walk through them -- this diagram does NOT do justice to the lack of space.

The venue informs me that NO speaker stands can be placed on the floor as they interfere with catering.  Thinking fast, I pulled in column arrays and made it through the…


Mic connections for wireless beltpacks: Where's the standard?

Posted by George Petersen on October 13, 2014 at 11:12am 8 Comments

Grab an SM57 and its XLR connection interfaces with any sound system in the world. But not so with the endless combinations of connectors on lavalier and headset mics used with beltpack/bodypack transmitters. Unless you invest in a lot of expensive adapters, your  Shure headset won't work with your AKG wireless, your Sennheiser won't work with your Lectrosonics rig and the idea of just grabbing any headset or lav from your shop and having it work with any beltpack/bodypack is pure fantasy.…


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