Nice location - what was the program?
Originally Posted by leland
There is such limited time for repositioning the mics in these situations. If you don't get it right, how do you reposition the mics? In my case it would have meant taking the whole rig down and repositioning the rope - and it would take so long to undo everything it wasn't really feasible.
I try to make sure I can reposition the rope without taking down mics. It depends on how you tie it up... Pretty often, though, there is only one possible position for a rope, then I'll just have to live with that.
Do any of you use some kind of quick release system?
I need to figure out a better method of securing the mics to the rope. Any ideas? The piece of angled metal in the first post may be the way forward....
It makes life easier indeed. It not only keeps the setup parallel to the rope (or facing forward in your case), it also is my "quick release", because I can just pull the mics back towards me, e.g. onto the balcony, when taking stuff down. The bar is just connected to the rope with a couple of carabiners. This way, I don't have to climb any letters at the end of the show.
I'm using these arrays because it's what I have available - and the Royers did sound amazing from an imaging point of view - much, much better imaging than the MS Sennheiser pair.
Can you post short samples?