Originally Posted by Beyersound
...really hated the way some of the "budget" remote rigs encroached on my live mix, and I never gave up direct gain control to anyone.
Well, I agree as far as a pro setup exist in the first place... with the 188 we now can actually provide an active split to FOH and monitor.. they still moan because they can't control phantom power from their boards.. instead they prefer to use a passive three way splitter of more than questionable quality with very long analog multicore run to FOH.. the sound is very notably affected by this as I can tell by direct comparison... so for the sake of not letting "encroach" the sound would be a lot shitter than it could be..
..and then someone let a lot of rainwater from the stage roof drain directly into their splitters.. need I say more? Going directly into our preamps and giving the fixed / zero
-gain active split to them and their (shitty) splitters results in a marked inmprovement.. and that is what I am trying to promote.. improvement.
Anyways, I will test this setup a bit more during the next few festivals and if it all works out I might well get a few more of these 188s they I like their small size, active split capability, and remote control.. since I am expected to provide a multi-stage live broadcast on the cheap next year this seems to be a fairly good value setup.. and convincing the PA guys to trust our preamps / split is kind of breaking a tabu, I know.. but big boss knows how much extra rental of active splitters cost every time so.. that's how I 'won' in the end, I guess..