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Re: Muting inputs
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 10:06:48 pm »

The mixer in my church is located in a so called control room  200' from the choir. The choir is at the rear (yes) and in a gallery on the first floor. All the instruments/backline are in same position as the choir. I observe that sometimes, instrumentalists and or choristers plug or unplug stuff ( mics or instruments) into the snake causing horrible popping sounds to the speakers during service.

Unfortunately the mute switch is on the mixer located far away. The Soundman is helpless since he is not in the same position as the lousy musicians causing the problem. Is there a solution to mute inputs when the mixer is far away from the band? There is no way to communicate because they are far apart and not within eye communication or hand signal. Even a simple two way radio won't be useful due to the loud music during service.

Suggestions are welcome.

Since there's no reason for them to need it, hide the snake box!

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Re: Muting inputs
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 03:47:28 pm »

Since there's no reason for them to need it, hide the snake box!
... then how would the musicians connect their instruments to it....? They have to interact with an XLR *SOMEWHERE* to get the audio to the mixer.

That being said, you would think that when the musicians are plugging in to or unplugging from the snake head, they're not live. Is there not a ROS that the sound technician can consult, and therefore know, "after this point, THESE instruments are done, and will be disconnecting their equipment," and (s)he can proactively mute those channels?

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