+1To Mr Mortensen : Maybe the AES should anticipate the SPCA's (Society for the Protection against Cable Abuse) reaction to their shocking photo's!
The ProPlex I got is the 4 banger, not the single run. The individual runs (the splayed ends of the 4 banger) seem flexible enough, it's the overall jacket that's stiff stiff stiff.
Thanks, Dan. I caught my misread of your post after I posted. Thanks for correcting. I think I'm going to give the ProPlex single a try.
Rapco dealers can order the ProCo product mentioned by Joe Sandborn. Lead time is typically 3 business days.
This is the thread that never ends.Until last night, I had only used my X32 Compact with the S16 once other than in testing. Last night I used it for a Christmas event at my church where we needed more inputs than our Qu-16 could handle. All went well EXCEPT for a few loud pops / noises before and after the performance. ...Luckily, the pops didn't happen during the performance. I am not entirely sure but I think the issue was caused by the cable getting stepped on by audience members. The first time it happened, I don't recall anyone being near the cable run but I could be mistaken. This behavior is similar to what Dan Mortensen and others were trying to troubleshoot near the beginning of this thread. I am uncertain if the noise was caused by the S16 disconnecting since I was unable to get a look at the console screen before things were back to normal but I suspect it did drop out.Using the same cable as last night, I successfully recreated a similar dropout / pop at home by pinching it with a pair of pliers. After pinching 6 or 8 locations on the cable, the S16/X32 finally lost connection. As long as I squeezed the cable, the X32/S16 would stay disconnected but appear to try to reconnect now and then. I continued pinching in different locations for a while and was only able to cause disconnection 1 out of about 15 pinches. The pop that occurred live wasn't exactly like the one at home but that could be because I don't have 26 mics or DI's plugged into the console at home, only one mic on the S16.
It seems to me that there are two issues at play with the X32/S16 connection. The first and most easily repeatable by me is the static discharge issue when using unshielded cable or cable without Ethercons. The second is the issue of physical movement of the cable causing a loss of connection between the systems. It is unfortunate that this console/stage box setup is so sensitive to these things but I have confidence that a heavier cable that holds the pairs in place better may not have any issues.
For any interested, here's a link to the multitrack recording of one of the dropouts from last night.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8899207/2013-12-16_X32_S16_Dropout_Example.zipThere is some obvious digital crap happening on most, but not all, of the S16 connected channels (17-29).
Just to be sure that what you intended to send is what I'm hearing, there seem to be 29 examples, each 5 seconds long. Most of them are the same, with a guy saying something and laughing, ending with "not dirty" or something like that, one has a guy saying "what IS that?", the rest are either quiet or quiet with a disruption at the same point as all the rest....There are only some that have the same duration of white noise as the others, the rest sound kind of like a rim shot on the side of a drum to me. The ones with the white noise (20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29) sound a little different one to another, but are the most similar to what I heard originally. FWIW.Why don't they all sound the same?
Analog snake to onboard inputs1 Kick mic 2 TR mic 3 TF mic 4 OH mic 5 Bass DI 6 EG mic 7 EG mic 8 Kurzweil DI 9 Nord L DI 10 Nord R DI 11 --12 --13 --14 Vocal USR mic 15 Vocal USC mic 16 -- Digital snake inputs from S1617 AG SR DI 18 AG SL DI 19 Aux Instr mic 20 --21 Lecturn mic 22 Vocal DSR mic 23 Vocal DSC mic 24 Vocal DSL mic 25 --26 --27 Choir mic 28 Choir mic 29 Piano mic
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