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Old 8th April 2008
  #181
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Here's my rig. Sorry for the darkness. The wings were very dark that night.
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Old 8th April 2008
  #182
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5flagsaudio,

I hope you don't mind, but I cleaned up your picture for you a bit.

Check you post for the updated image.
Old 8th April 2008
  #183
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looks great steve! and thanks for helping me with my images too.
Old 9th April 2008
  #184
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5flagsaudio,

I hope you don't mind, but I cleaned up your picture for you a bit.

Check you post for the updated image.

Steve, thanks. Perhaps you could use that magic photo clean up to make the wings of that theater appear less cluttered.
Old 23rd April 2008
  #185
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better pics

Here's a clearer pic of my gear. Location was the local public television station's large studio audio control room. The purpose was to shoot part of a documentary about our local symphony. They performed Tchiakovsky's Francesca da Rimini. The gear in road cases is mine, as is the mac, monitor, and headphones. The 2 01Vs, camera monitors, and audio monitors belong to the tv station. Not show are the mic pres which I put out at the set.
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Old 21st May 2008
  #186
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Seems like the definition of portable has a pretty wide range... How about a picture from another session I did for this CD:
CD - The Road Home - Los Angeles Choir Angel City Chorale Fellow Gearslut Rick Krizman was the producer.

The rig we used included: Grace 801, Phoenix Audio DRS-2 (2), A Designs Pacifica, DAV BG2, API A2D, Vac Rac, 8 chan. Lavry 4496, 8 chan Mytek 8x96...

Mics were Mojave MA200, MA 100, Neumann KM140, Schoeps MK4, DPA 4006 (w/ 50mm spheres), Royer SF-1, some prototype mics I can't talk about, Microtech M930...

Well, the Pro Tools 002 and laptop was portable and well, it did technically fit in my car...

--Ben
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Old 21st May 2008
  #187
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Yummy Goodness

There sure are some pretty rigs out there! I love this thread!
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Old 21st May 2008
  #188
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Wow, so much gear and not a single adat recorder... just the dtrs stuff...
Come on, don´t be shy you adat users... post a pic. or two.
Old 22nd May 2008
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Well, the Pro Tools 002 and laptop was portable and well, it did technically fit in my car...

--Ben
Whew! Hell of packing job, Ben!
Old 22nd May 2008
  #190
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Whew! Hell of packing job, Ben!
ideally, you could save some weight and space by getting a larger rack to hold the whole rig
Old 22nd May 2008
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Hey fifthcircle,

where did you get these nice 1U yellow cases? Are these custom made?

p.
Old 22nd May 2008
  #192
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Whew! Hell of packing job, Ben!
Awesome pack, but I want to see a picture of the car's rear suspension. heh

"Must have been ride pretty low that day.
Old 22nd May 2008
  #193
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ideally, you could save some weight and space by getting a larger rack to hold the whole rig
Not really- in my car, things actually fit better due to the modular nature of my racking. Also, few of the jobs I do are quite that large. The vast majority of them require 8-12 channel rigs that go out. I have my pres racked up in groups of 8.

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where did you get these nice 1U yellow cases? Are these custom made?
Custom built by Encore Cases in North Hollywood. Have their good and bad points. The good- small. The bad, small- can be tough to get fingers in there for things like BNC word clock connections.

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Awesome pack, but I want to see a picture of the car's rear suspension.

"Must have been ride pretty low that day.
Ehhh... I've had worse, but it was riding pretty low. The car can take a heck of a lot, but sometimes there is the gig that stretches things. You should have seen what happened long time ago when I was driving a Toyota Corolla. I'd fit pres, a console, stands, etc... for a large jazz combo/small big band in there. Talk about dragging a tail-pipe. heh

--Ben
Old 23rd May 2008
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That car photo feels pretty familiar! The best two upgrades I could make at the moment would be 1) my vehicle and 2) my house.

There are gigs where my wheels wouldn't be able to manage even one more wafer-thin case. And then when I get back to base at 3am I have to carry everything up a flight of stairs.

I think I've reached the point where, before I go spending £6000 on a bigger desk I really need to spend £500,000 on a new house with a garage to fit the £20,000 new van.

(Not too sure how that's going to happen!)
Old 10th June 2008
  #195
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Johnny-come-lately here, but thought I'd share some pics / sounds from my biggest remoting experience to date: 80 strong choir and 25 strong orchestra, Bach programme.
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Old 10th June 2008
  #196
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...here's the main pair (s). The Coles were a bit of a long shot, and we ended up using the ortf ish schoeps pair. Shame as the the coles were beautifully smooth... but the usual Blumlein limitations kicked in (had to be far enough away to capture the whole ensemble, but close enough not to be overcome by the rather dominant stone church sound)
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Old 17th June 2008
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Johnny-come-lately here, but thought I'd share some pics / sounds from my biggest remoting experience to date: 80 strong choir and 25 strong orchestra, Bach programme.
sounds great! were they used with the crane song?
Old 17th June 2008
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Allocations were as follows (from memory)
Main pair: Cranesong thru MOTU
Coles (not used here although I posted clips recorded with them across at recording.org): ULN 2
Omnis (MKH20): Trak 2
Soloists + choir spots (c451/MK41): Dav BG 2 / ISA428
Old 20th June 2008
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Here is a picture of some of my gear at a location recording session at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Unfortunately it doesn't look particularly impressive, but it did the job well!

Regards


Roland
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Old 20th June 2008
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Thumbs up

Roland,

I disagree. It's impressive in how efficient and able it looks.

Well done my man!
Old 20th June 2008
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Thought I'd post a new one from a gig we did in Raleigh, NC last week. 11 time Grammy winner Shirley Caesar, with a bad-ass rhythm section, and 4 amazing back-up singers. Shot in HD with a Steadicam and two jibs.

Michael
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Old 20th June 2008
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spacers???

I am in total awe of some of these rigs!!!
In the process of putting mine together, and in looking at some of these I was wondering how come I don't see space between units? Shouldn't best practice dictate spacers are needed for heat dissipation? Obviously this adds weight and need for more racks, cases , whathaveyou... but I am mainly addressing the little 2-6 U rigs.

Gaston - your recording is about as nice as I have heard. How did you create space and intimate detail with 2 mics?
Old 21st June 2008
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Shouldn't best practice dictate spacers are needed for heat dissipation? Obviously this adds weight and need for more racks, cases , whathaveyou..
Yes, I also wonder how people get away with it. I have seen gear overheat and die. But it depends, some gear gets hot, some doesn't.

I find mic preamps are the worst culprits. Most of those 8 pres in 1U units you could cook eggs on. I leave 1/2U space between them and that helps.

I also try to check vents aren't obstructed and there is free airflow where it's needed - most of those pres are fan-cooled. Same with digital desks - they can be cool on top, but red hot underneath. Worth taking care how they get fitted into flightcases.
Old 21st June 2008
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My most portable SURROUND rig is this and it recently got its own website (with sound clips!) at Panphonic.com

Martin
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Old 21st June 2008
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Unfortunately it doesn't look particularly impressive
I'd disagree as well...
Recording at the Royal Festival Hall is pretty impressive already, not something I get to do every day.
Nice looking setup, but where'd you park your feet without stepping on something?
Using MADI there, it seems, are you?

Did my first (live piano) recording with video last week. Not exactly on-topic, I know, just wanted to mention it. Kinda fun, listening to the music alone felt strange after having edited video for a couple of hours. Something missing there... Hope to do more of that.


Daniel
Old 22nd June 2008
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The session is for a live CD due to be released in the next couple of months (I believe that some may be broadcast on Classic FM before that). The session is supposed to be the the subject of an article for a future edition of Line Up magazine.

Yes Daniel, the session was done with Madi, as many will know, I've been a long time advocate of madi as an elegant solution. It's been around for a while, however interest has built considerably over the last couple of years, many advantages and it is the only (as far as I know) widely accepted, multichannel (more than the standard 8 of Adat or Tdif) out there. Of course now I've said that someone is bound to tell me that there is another! heh


Regards to all


Roland
Old 22nd June 2008
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I find mic preamps are the worst culprits. Most of those 8 pres in 1U units you could cook eggs on. I leave 1/2U space between them and that helps.
That's my experience also. My pre's put off enormous amounts of heat. If you put your hand on top of the pre at the top of the rack, it's painful. I do the half-rack space thing between them, but it's still very hot. If you look carefully at that photo, you can see I'm running on my spare mic pre power supply. We had power problems at the venue, with the voltage dropping to 100 volts at times. Even running with a UPS, the noise floor kept creeping up on one of the pre's as they heated up, and then became a 60 hz hum. I had a spare power supply for just such an occasion, as I knew that heat buildup would eventually lead to problems. I'll probably run a little clip-on fan in the back of the rack aimed at the pre's from now on.

Michael
Old 22nd June 2008
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Here are some views of a recording room. It is semi permanent because it is set up for 9 months and then disassembled.

Note the analog machine--Stellavox SM-8.

Mic picture shows the FLEA 49 for soprano soloist and MG M71s for men soloists in Verdi Requiem. Chorus mics are 4 Pearl CC-22.


A lot of nice set-ups here on this thread.

Best from Chicago,
Plush
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Old 22nd June 2008
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some more of the rack.

Thermionic Culture Earlybird
EAR mic amp
Rupert Neve Texas 5012
and various DAV electronics BG racks

then hanging ORTF stereo mic as main pair with Neumann KU100 dummy head.

The head hangs for all concerts in this venue.
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Old 22nd June 2008
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Hi Plush,

Are those additional mics above the the dummy head? Can't make out if those are windscreen cages or lights tucked away in the background of the pic.

Regards


Roland
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