Anyway, any tips/tricks i should know about?Thanks in advance.brian
I"ve got a job coming up this week. Looks like a typical panel discussion kind of thing in a smallish room [they're only speccing 4 upa's as PA] they're giving me an LS9 with a Dugan Card....brian
The most important tip is to set your inserts up POST FADER. You have to get to the detail page on the inserts to have the option to pick the insert point, but put up to 16 channels of insert, in and out of the card slot the Dugan is in, on all your lavs, lectern mics, and the phone line return or satellite if you have it. Make sure your input level is high enough so you light at least 4 green LEDs on the input meter, and then ignore the fact that the Dugan is there.If your input level is too low you may hear some gating as the mics turn off. This can be fixed by a weighting control change on the card, but just making sure you have enough level to begin with also fixes it.Mac
Just did a couple of 50 mic rooms with a slew of cranky old SCM810s the day after a high end show with the Dugan card in our CL5 and boy was that a reminder of the bad old days. Macs' points are all spot on as always. The Dugan computer app is the only way to interact with the card & I've never gotten any benefit from using the app ( if you find the Yamaha ipad app cranky about connecting just play with the Dugan controller ). Perhaps on a show with a regular host and plenty of tuning time it would be useful but for corporate one off panels its just another set of meters.
Of course, they've specced 20 table mics which exceeds the Dugan channel count. oh well, not the first time i've had to deal with not enough automixer for the gig, so i'll just pick and choose as needed.
I guess that means it's an LS9/32, so should have 2 MY slots. Put in another Dugan card! You can link the data bus with a couple of ADAT cables on the outside panel of the card, or just run them as separate automixers, which will give you a NOM of 2 instead of 1.Mac
My SOP is to connect, restore it to factory, and leave the controller running in the background on my secondary laptop.thomas d.
Good point, I should have mentioned that. Because there are adjustments you can make, it is a good idea to do a factory reset before you start, to wipe out any changes a previous user might have set. If it is your own card and you know what you have done, having a non standard set up is not a problem, but on a rental unit that others have used it should be reset, just like a digital console before you begin. There is a small reset button on the back of the card. If the owner is responsible, there should also be a label on the card with its IP address. If you can't connect because you don't have a DHCP server and you don't know the address of the Dugan card, a network reset will return it to 192.168.1.xx, where xx is the last 2 digits of the serial number.Mac
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