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The Show & Tell Thread for the Remotester in us all... Condenser Microphones
Old 7th November 2002
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They are 14 TRS (balanced 1/4", 2 rows of 24 points) bays from various manufacturers for the analog side of the studio.
I was feeling cheap by having 1/4" bays in my studio instead of TT. Now I feel much better! yuktyy yuktyy
Old 8th November 2002
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Paul,

TT's, also known as Bantam jacks are not necessarily better. They're smaller, you can fit more jacks in a (19" rack) row, but they are not better.

True TRS jack field 1/4' plugs and jacks have more surface area. That's more contact area and you'll need that when the jacks and plugs get dirty. Bantams need a lot more maintenance because of their smaller size.

We use TT's because of space issues in the truck. But, you got to keep up on the cleaning program. We have these 3M cleaning pads, I forget the name at the moment, stuck to the side of the patch bay. When applicable, we rub the dirty patch cord connetors on them before we patch. It cleans them really nice without taking any metal off of them. It works well for us.
Old 23rd November 2002
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OK,

I'm in. I'll dig up some pix etc...

NYC Drew
Old 23rd November 2002
  #34
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2001 (I think), Tokyo, Blue Note Jazz Club.


I'm mixing FOH and doing a 32 tr recording...
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Old 23rd November 2002
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A pic of a crazy dude mixing in a suit, and other side of console and gear...

BTW, this (PM 4K) console got replaced with a Crest V12
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Old 23rd November 2002
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The Sony SDRES777 Sampling Digital Reverb processor looks really nice among all the other gear. Does it have all the bells & whistles? Is a club unit or a rental?
Old 23rd November 2002
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The Sony SDRES777 Sampling Digital Reverb processor looks really nice among all the other gear. Does it have all the bells & whistles? Is a club unit or a rental?

Last I heard, it had bell whistles, chains & whips. I'll check next time I'm in there. To the best of my knowledge, it's theirs.

They also have a pair of Tube Essences that I really really like.
Old 23rd November 2002
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Last pix from this venue...

Soundcheck

1. Yamaha Custom Set
2. SWR Mo'Bass and Goliath III's
3. Kurzweil K2500XS + JD800 + Trinity (or Triton)


Drummer is goofing on Keys (Paul Sutton)
Bassist is Paul Stennett.
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Old 24th November 2002
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Hey Drew good to see the shots.. how is the TC endorsement, btw?
Old 24th November 2002
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Cool

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Hey Drew good to see the shots.. how is the TC endorsement, btw?
I wish. Now I've got it down to a TC M3000 & an Orville and a D2. Not too bad huh?


NYC Drew
Old 24th November 2002
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Not bad at all.. I love my M3Ks and D2..

How is the orville? I have heard great stuff, but no chance to hear IT yet..
Old 24th November 2002
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Not bad at all.. I love my M3Ks and D2..

How is the orville? I have heard great stuff, but no chance to hear IT yet..
Lots of crazy efx (pitch/choruses/flanges/delays) Just the type I like. (I depend on the M3k for reverbs). . It tends to draw a tad more power than I'd prefer. I don't quite remember, but I think it's not auto switching like the TC stuff.

I 1st got turned on to the Orville at Mohegan Sun Casino in CT. Their gear is the ****! (No cameras allowed though) The unit I have is a "loaner" , I keep dodging my reseller...

At some point they are just gonna zap my (Amex) card, or send me an invoice in the mail....it was the Orville or a M6000 - which I think is waaay overkill for what I do (pretty much nothing grggt ). A M6k nicely configured was (is?) 2x the cost of the Orville, and I already have the M3k.

Right now I'm looking to get a few omnis anda a pair of cardiods, nothing spectacular like you cats use, just decent enough for me to get decent ambience info back to the people on stage that use ears....


NYC Drew
Old 24th November 2002
  #43
Jeeze! Hard to belive the racks in those venues! Are they high ticket price Jazz clubs?


Old 24th November 2002
  #44
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Jeeze! Hard to belive the racks in those venues! Are they high ticket price Jazz clubs?


Jules,


That particular club is the "Blue Note" Jazz club in Tokyo. Everything in Tokyo is expensive anyways, and it's in a very "hip" neighborhood.

I wish I had pics of the racks at the Mohegan Sun's Wolfs Den in Uncasville, CT.

Mohegan Sun home page

The ****ing place is off the scales! A few years back they demoed the Innovasion Live, I used it...'twas fun - particularly becaused I had used the board back in 96? or so when it was still a prototype back in Paris. The guys there (at the Mohegan Sun) were concerned that the visiting engineer for that night (me) would find digital a turn off. I was a pig in slop.

They also have a 10,000 seat arena. I was in there this summer working with an act ...I think Joe Crocker was one of the headliners. They had a pair of PM1D's, PLUS a remote truck in back...I have some pics of that rig....I'll find and post.

Later....

NYC Drew
Old 25th November 2002
  #45
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Drew..

How do you have your MX-2424s' setup for live recordings?

Do you have a rack of multi-channel preamps to interface from a split? or do you have db-25 > TRS snakes to take the directs from the console?
Old 25th November 2002
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Anyone seen the rigs/racks at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA?

Every show I've ever seen there has sounded amazing. Then again, they don't have slouch acts coming through.

Always wondered what they were using.
Old 25th November 2002
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Drew..

How do you have your MX-2424s' setup for live recordings?

Do you have a rack of multi-channel preamps to interface from a split? or do you have db-25 > TRS snakes to take the directs from the console?
Jay,

It depends on the budget , the location and the client...

a) direct out from console to TRS>>DB25 to analog I/O

b) split snake to pre amp >> analog or digital I/O

I have 48 channels of pre>Digital

and 24 channels of pre > analog / digital out

everything is runnign off APC UPS'es....

I'm looking into a Rosendahl unit to help with the numerous clock requirements...
Old 8th May 2003
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A little Splitter show & tell

I'm in between changing the roadcases that house my three XTA active spliiter set ups. A 48 channel with eight tie lines on a 56 channel W4 MASS connector and two 24 channel systems.

Barry Kersh finished the 48 track system a while ago. Today I'm working on one of the two 24 channel setups.

The (2) 24 channel XTA DS800 ACTIVE 4X MIC/LINE DISTRIBUTION / SPLITTER SYSTEMs have two active main/monitor outs and two isolated splits plus 32 send/return lines.

Each XTA DS800 input includes remote activated pad, adjustable gain, mic/line switch, 48v phantom power, 5 segment LED metering and headphone "listen" facility.

The splitter system's monitor output connects to a 56 channel MASS (W4) connector with 32 send/return lines.

The main output connects to an ELCO 90 connector. (Two 24 channel systems can be combined for 48 channel operation via an ELCO 90 interface cable.)

I figured someone may be interested in how we wire our splitter systems. You don't always get a chance to see the inside wiring of stuff, so...

My camera was handy. Check out the wiring harness of one of the 24 channel XTA DS800s below (the XTA DS800s are not in the shot)...
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Old 9th May 2003
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Nice wire work, Steve, looks great, I love it when i open the back of a rack and see that someone tookk the time to do it right. I repeatedly look in the back of Live cos racks to help determine of I want to hire them, if the cables are in a tangle, chances are that that is not the only detail that will not be addressed on the gig, and they generally do not get the gig.
Old 9th May 2003
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Originally posted by NYC Drew

Right now I'm looking to get a few omnis anda a pair of cardiods, nothing spectacular like you cats use, just decent enough for me to get decent ambience info back to the people on stage that use ears....


NYC Drew
i find that Omnis are generally a problem for alot of the inear folks I deal with, but a pair of cards on either side of downstage panned "semi tight" ( think 10 and 2 ) do the trick, often times I like to compress em a bit to tame em down as well
Old 9th May 2003
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6:00PM EST, took apart the original setup.

Just about 11:00PM, got the first dry run together.

Tomorrow, I plan to add the rack rails to mount the input and out connections...
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Old 22nd August 2003
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Every now and then, I get a chance to roam around to take some pictures.

Here's some from the other day. The video monitor shots were taken inside the control cabin of ASL's mid sized truck.

Check them out...
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Old 23rd August 2003
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They have cutting edge ideas and carry tons of gear to make it present.

The control cabin we were in can handle over 140 input channels without flinching. But, that wasn't the reason why we didn't run out of inputs. heh

Next week, we're working on a live "rock video" with another band that will be using what the designers call a Photo Bubble. That thing's pretty awesome.
Old 23rd August 2003
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When I get a chance, I'll post a few of the pix I took from some of the recent Henry Mancini Institute concerts... I need to make them a bit smaller first, though....

We had some fun stuff there...

--Ben
Old 23rd August 2003
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Steve,

I tried the Photobubble link but just got a blank screen. Can you post a bit about what it is?
Old 10th January 2004
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Brian,

We didn't actually used the Photobubble during last August's "rock video," the client went with another technique. But, their website is up and running again...

PhotoBubbleCompany.com

It's a pretty cool device.
Old 25th May 2004
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My pet Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor warming up for a tear-jerking rendition of his signature song, "Feelings." For this gig I used my Song Star S-1 Dual Cassette Karaoke System interfaced with my Sony Discman via Radio Shack adapters (adapters not shown; details of the config can be had by going to thread Don't Throw Away Your McDonald's Super-Size Fries Container).

Boots later brought the crowd to tears singing "Feelings," and then some real ballads, through my Peavey CD-20 Celebrity Series microphone. The cd will be released after Thanksgiving, just in time for Christmas.
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Old 3rd February 2005
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the new "nothing I can't carry" road-ready gear collection:
(with fond memories of the departed Ampex 351 and Trident console........)
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Old 2nd April 2006
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My associates and I have been scanning, transferring and editing all my old slides, Polaroids and film stock to digital media...

Here are a few pictures of my first truck in the early 80s.

I have some pictures from the late 70s I plan to show and tell soon...
We had two Tascam Model 5s in that version of the rig.

Man, that was a long time ago -- I miss that little remote truck. It was decommissioned in 1984. The last gig it did was a live radio broadcast and recording of the Ramones from the (old) Ritz.
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Old 2nd April 2006
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Ah yes, here are two pictures taken during a WPIX-FM live radio broadcast with the Yachts from a club called Harrah's in NYC. It was October or November of 1979... Just prior to that gig we recorded and broadcasted The Police from the Hotel Diplomat (end of September 1979) with that same rig...

That control cabin's dimensions were 12' X 7' X 7' and we had plenty of room for extra guests coming and going. We were able to fit a console, two 24 (0r 16) track machines and a couple of 2 tracks in that space. Ergonomics was a new word I liked to use a lot in the early 80s to describe that rig.

I really got into looking at our old photos and videos...
Some great memories in time for sure.

Does anyone have some classic pictures of old rigs, gigs or sets they want to lay on us?
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