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Thumbs up "Remoteness and The Bread Mobile" during J&R's 2007 MusicFest

I flew into NYC to do a 5 day corporate broadcast at the 7 World trade Center on the 52nd floor. After checking into the hotel next to ground zero, I went to get something to eat, as I left the building across St. Paul's Cathedral I saw the back of stage for a outside jazz festival. I walked over and notice a remote truck doing the tracking ...... sure enough it was The Bread Mobile! As I looked around I saw Bruce Hornsby talking to Steve Remote!!! I sort of hung around till Steve was free before I introduced myself and I said that I lurk and sometimes chime in on gearslutz remote, Steve asked me what my handle was and I said "cppi" and he said "come on in and let me show you the truck!" Way cool for him to stop in the middle of what he was doing just before Hornsby went on, and gave me his undivided attention for about 30 minutes during a show!!!! How cool is that? We talked shop, I got to see The Bread Mobile in action, the x48 recording, and met one of the nicest guys you can meet!
If you guy's ever......ever get to New York, look him up. This show would be a good one to see, and how remote trucks lay out and interface with video/pa/monitors.
Thanks Steve for being so gracious of your time and also thanks for the ASL Polo shirt!!!
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How cool was that?

A 5 day corporate broadcast at 7 World trade Center – Compensation pays bills. Awesome.
A chance to checkout a Gearslutz (in action) at the 2007 J&R MusicFest. Sweet
Mini tour included (priceless, no just) Splendid!

They say, “Timing is everything.”

It was great to meet you “cppi."

Duke Markos was mixing the event, no fires needed to be put out so, it was my pleasure to spend the time with you.

For the record:
I globally welcome any Gearslutz, anytime, anywhere.
Just introduce yourself.
What’s your handle?
Lurkers may get a cool shoulder…
Nah, I’m just jesting.


Here's a shot of the backstage area taken earlier in the day...

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Every now and then I go through my hard drive and prune my jpgs and such and I noticed that I had a bunch of pictures from this event.

As youy may already know, when I'm not tracking and/or mixing a show I do my best to capture and document the production via still and video cameras.

J&R Music and Computer World's Downtown MusicFest showcased a lot of different artists over the three day event in August.

We were there for the Saturday performances that included the following;

Eldar at 2PM

Deborah Cox at 3PM

Carl Allen and Rodney Whitaker at 4PM

Bruce Hornsby with Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride at 5PM

WBGO Jazz88 broadcasted the festival on that Saturday Afternoon Jazz with Monifa Brown as our host with the most.

I hope to post a few more pictures later this evening.
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Wink Splitter World

Splitter world lived upstage right with the wireless mics...
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Smile First up -- Eldar...

Eldar

-- IMO, one of the most promising young musicians in jazz today.

Here are few shots of Eldar.
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Wink Next up -- Deborah Cox

Jazz and R&B vocalist Deborah Cox
took the stage with an awesome group of musicians...
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Thumbs up Our third broadcast -- Carl Allen and Rodney Whitaker Quintet

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Cool Bruce Hornsby; Jack DeJohnette; Christian McBride - Need I say more?

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Arrow FOH World

Front of house -- Sound & Lights
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Question Any questions from our fellow Remotesters?

This ain't Radio Shack so, if you got questions, I got (real) answers!
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i got one.

what are those mains speakers? i know they're not your department, but they looked familiar. and were you mic'ing stage, or just taking a split?

i guess i had two.
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Man I wanna hear that Hornsby, McBride, DeJohnette concert. Are they releasing it?
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i got one.

what are those mains speakers? i know they're not your department, but they looked familiar. and were you mic'ing stage, or just taking a split?

i guess i had two.
Afrikan Roots Sound Company from Long Island, NY handled the production, sound and lights for BET Productions.

ARSC is a V-DOSC house.
They're driving those speakers with Crown amplifiers.

For the most part, we split the mics they had setup and Duke Markos (WBGO's lead recording engineer) added a few of BGO's mics for the piano, bass and drums. Our crew helped position the mics with the ARSC crew.

The Bread Mobile was on hand for this live broadcast.
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Man I wanna hear that Hornsby, McBride, DeJohnette concert. Are they releasing it?
WBGO-FM is a cultural affiliate of National Public Radio.
These performances were broadcasted live on WBGO and NPR.
It also was streaming on their website.

I'm not sure if this is available to listen, but yoiu may want to check the 'BGO and NPR websites to see if it ended up in their libraries.

We did multitrack all three acts via our Tascam X48 for the WBGO archives.

You never know, one day this material maybe release.
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Exclamation Aura Sonic Polo Shirt Contest

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...Thanks Steve for being so gracious of your time and also thanks for the ASL Polo shirt!!!
On that note...

Find "The Bread Mobile" in the photo contest.

Who can tell me how many uploaded J&R JPGs include an outside view of "The Bread Mobile" in the shot?

Rules:
List the picture(s) and where the truck is located in the shot.
Folks that already have one of our ASL Polo Shirts are not eligible.
Do not post your reply on this thread; only PM's will be accepted.
The contest shall be canceled if anyone posts the (right or wrong) answer in this thread.
Correct answers that are not sent via PM will be disqualified.
The first three folks that correctly answer the question with get an ASL Polo Shirt.

I will post the three winners within this thread.

Oh yeah, one more thing; don't forget to include your shirt size!

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I got one...
What are the red prees in a rack in the top left corner of this shot?
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Liking the photos as usual Steve, thanks for posting them. Christian McBride, Bruce Hornsby, Jack DeJohnette... you have some great gigs there in NYC.

Thought the tie-bars across the front of the X48 were a cool idea. To help stop it getting bumped I assume.

Funny to see you rolling with 2 x HD24XR and an X48. When my rig update is completed next year, I hope you won't think I've been simply copying you!

Cheers again. I'll truck-spot when I get time.
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I got one...
What are the red prees in a rack in the top left corner of this shot?
They're True Systems P8 aren't they?
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I got one...
What are the red prees in a rack in the top left corner of this shot?
24 of the 48 true System P8s are visible in that shot.
The case cover and load strap cover the bottom 24 preamps.

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Liking the photos as usual Steve, thanks for posting them. Christian McBride, Bruce Hornsby, Jack DeJohnette... you have some great gigs there in NYC.

Thought the tie-bars across the front of the X48 were a cool idea. To help stop it getting bumped I assume.

Funny to see you rolling with 2 x HD24XR and an X48. When my rig update is completed next year, I hope you won't think I've been simply copying you!

Cheers again. I'll truck-spot when I get time.
Yeah, but not only in NYC.
We worked with Bruce Hornsby twice this year.
Once in Raleigh with Ricky Skaggs for CBS and of course this date.

Awesome, you noticed that they were tie-bars! Very strong.
We rarely use the DVD, but I plan to modify the rack ears so the bottom (tie-bar) bumper is just above the DVD drive.

We were rolling with three recording systems.
The X48, Dual HD24XRs and six DTRS machines for extra measure.
I'm going to miss those DTRS machine when Hi8 media is completely gone and unavailable.
If you drop a set of Hi8 cassettes (from four or five feet high) they usually playback just fine.
Can we say that about unprotected hard drives?
There's a greater chance for serious damage for sure...
And, what about the intern or inexperienced assistant that drops the hard drive while heading to the media storage library and never bothers to tell anyone about the situation?
That's a serious issue and there's nothing you can do about it when you don't know it even happened.

There has been decades of folks copying my designs and ideas.

Go for it; if I see something I like I do my best to cop it and/or prefect it.


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Yep, they sure are, but don't let anyone on GS know -- I don't want to start a flame war. And, while we're at it -- Don't let them know we also use TLM103s.

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Man I wanna hear that Hornsby, McBride, DeJohnette concert. Are they releasing it?
Saw them play this summer at the Hollywood Bowl.... Awesome concert. Supposedly there is a commercial recording of that trio either out or coming out. Don't really remember when it was supposed to be released.


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hey Steve since you're known to use M160 on overheads a lot what is/was/would be the reason to change for the Neumanns?
I really dig the 160 sometims though I think I should have one more (for larger drum kits)

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hey Steve since you're known to use M160 on overheads a lot what is/was/would be the reason to change for the Neumanns?
I really dig the 160 sometims though I think I should have one more (for larger drum kits)

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Yes indeed, I am known to use M160 on overheads a lot especially when I'm the recording engineer.

Duke Markos was the recording engineer for this date.
He picked the TLM103s for overheads.
He also placed a pair in the acoustic piano.
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24 of the 48 true System P8s are visible in that shot.
Awesome, you noticed that they were tie-bars! Very strong.
We rarely use the DVD, but I plan to modify the rack ears so the bottom (tie-bar) bumper is just above the DVD drive.
Yep, I'm with you. That's my only real issue with the SKB cases, because the rack strips are flush with the front when you remove the lids, all your gear's controls are a bit exposed. I can live with it for now seeing as the weight/size benefits are really essential to me. But one day when I inevitably need new cases made, I'm going back to recessed rack strips. Wish I could find someone in the UK to make me cases like LeMobile's...

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Yep, they sure are, but don't let anyone on GS know -- I don't want to start a flame war. And, while we're at it -- Don't let them know we also use TLM103s.

Heck, I've got a Mackie Onyx 800R in my rack! Only until about 10.30 tomorrow morning mind you, but honestly, it works just fine.

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Paul,

There's an easy way to recess the equipment.
I'll try to take a picture of it, but for now I'll explain it the best that I can.

I have purchased long 10/32 screws with lock washer nuts.

All you have to do is figure out the depth you want the gear to sit then add a bit more length to the bolt for the nuts and such.

Install the four screws (for each piece of gear) into the rack rails completely so that the screw head is flush with the rack rail.
Once that is done, screw on the lock washer nuts (one on each screw bolt) so they are tight upon the back of the rack rail...

Are you still with me?

Screw another set of nuts to the desired depth you want the gear to sit.
At this point you now install the gear and complete the job by screwing another set of nuts tight to the back of the gear to lock it in exactly where you want it to live in the rack.

I’ve done this in reverse when I needed my Speck matrix mixer to fit a bit further out of my patch bay in Jethro.

The mixer has been extended in the rack for decades with no issues.
As long as the bolt is strong enough to handle the load you are styling.
Of course there is a limit to how long the bolts can be extended considering that they’re only 10/32s,
This works fabulously for us and I just recessed a BNC bulkhead panel in Elroy this same way.
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Thanks Steve, explanation very clear. In fact, I was with you as soon as you said "Long 10/32 screws...". Duh. It's obvious now.... Only an intelligent person could come up with such a simple solution!

(Bit of a game getting the last nuts on the back though, I'll bet. Especially if the rack's already full.)
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Cool...

Yeah, I guess the long 10/32 screws will be a chalenge when dealing with an SKB case.
I would remove all the gear so you can manage the install.
A long extension for your nut driver maybe the perfect answer, but SKB can be a bit tricky for sure.
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So, I received a few PMs about this contest and only one person was correct.

Do we have anymore entries?

We only need two more correct answers.



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...Find "The Bread Mobile" in the photo contest.

Who can tell me how many uploaded J&R JPGs include an outside view of "The Bread Mobile" in the shot?

Rules:
List the picture(s) and where the truck is located in the shot.
Folks that already have one of our ASL Polo Shirts are not eligible.
Do not post your reply on this thread; only PM's will be accepted.
The contest shall be canceled if anyone posts the (right or wrong) answer in this thread.
Correct answers that are not sent via PM will be disqualified.
The first three folks that correctly answer the question with get an ASL Polo Shirt.

I will post the three winners within this thread.

Oh yeah, one more thing; don't forget to include your shirt size!

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ARSC is a V-DOSC house.
They're driving those speakers with Crown amplifiers.
Yep, those look like dV-DOSC mains and dV-SUBs to me...
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Thumbs up We have a couple of winners out of the bunch that PM'd me!!!

I'm hoping the third winner will chime in with the correct answer.
I need three correct answers before I let everyone know who the winners are.

In any event it's pretty awesome that two of you got it right!
It's not an easy contest, especially because of the low res JPGs!
You folks are slammin'.
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Thanks Steve, explanation very clear. In fact, I was with you as soon as you said "Long 10/32 screws...". Duh. It's obvious now.... Only an intelligent person could come up with such a simple solution!

(Bit of a game getting the last nuts on the back though, I'll bet. Especially if the rack's already full.)

Paul, here's a few pictures of what I was explaining to you...
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