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 91 
 on: May 24, 2018, 09:18:07 pm 
Started by Mac Kerr - Last post by Dave Garoutte
Telstar the song was recorded by the Tornadoes in Joe Meek's "home" studio. After the session JM decided it was missing something and added the organ that became the signature sound of the song.

The blunt wedges in the floor are from people walking on them. Only small items will fit through the grid, but retrieving them requires walking on the wedges. There is a cubbyhole entrance to that level.

Mac
Sheesh, I can't get anything right. :-\

 92 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:58:38 pm 
Started by Scott Holtzman - Last post by Tim McCulloch
This is exactly it.  You never get rich with poor clients.  It seems as if nobody wants to deal with these folks.  I can laugh my way all to the bank.

The issue is mostly personnel.  It's easy to get guys in Slayer t-shirts... and they'll bust out the setup in no time while dropping the F-bomb in the ballroom.  They cannot make the jump to a gig that pays them more money to work more methodically, dress better and be mindful that not everyone routinely swears like a longshoreman.  It helps when you keep your gear in excellent cosmetic condition, too, and that is mostly a matter of personnel covering and carefully handling that gear.

Regarding your up-thread comment about Vincent - it pays to charge more.  Interestingly I got an email from a client about not using one of our competitors because "...they're too cheap."  I didn't ask the client why but suspect they have figured out if Competitor is consistently 30% under *everybody else* then there are corners being consistently cut.

 93 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:57:37 pm 
Started by Craig Leerman - Last post by Dave Pluke
Check out the mileage

Yeah, I'd say it's got a little life left  ;) .  Congrats!

Dave

 94 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:53:31 pm 
Started by Mac Kerr - Last post by Mac Kerr
Cue the Ventures.
Uber cool!  It looks like years of dropping stuff has blunted the subfloor elements.
If you get to close the door, close your eyes.  I've heard that it is extremely disorienting.

Telstar the song was recorded by the Tornadoes in Joe Meek's "home" studio. After the session JM decided it was missing something and added the organ that became the signature sound of the song.

The blunt wedges in the floor are from people walking on them. Only small items will fit through the grid, but retrieving them requires walking on the wedges. There is a cubbyhole entrance to that level.

Mac

 95 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:49:45 pm 
Started by Mac Kerr - Last post by Scott Holtzman
Here are some photos from our set up day. There will be 2 different shows, 1 with the 10pcs ensemble in the chamber, and a piano in the immersive room with the 64 Genelec 8040B speakers plus 2 Genelec subs. In the Wave I processor the ensemble will be placed around the piano. the audience will see the ensemble on the big screen with the piano sort of wrapped around the piano right in front of the screen, the audio will surround the piano as it appears on screen. The ensemble will be on headphones fed by Aviom mixers, the piano will be acoustic. For the 2nd show there will be two quartets of violin, clarinet, flute, and perc. The music was written for 1 quartet to be in a ring around the other. We will have 1 in the chamber appearing as a ring around the 2nd quartet in the immersive room.

After today's set up all mics and routing are checked, as well as 2 way talkback, and the console is setup with 2 scenes with different routing through the Wave I processor. Tomorrow the musicians arrive!

In the immersive room there are 3 rings of speakers, something north of 32 around the room at ear level, 10-12 around the room at ceiling height, and the same around the floor level. There are 11 behind the screen array mid, high, low in the same proportions as the room.

Mac

ps. It's about 10' from the tension grid down to the acoustic wedges on the floor.

Amazing....If you close your eyes the spirit of Claude Shannon will envelop you.


 96 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:47:34 pm 
Started by Nathan Riddle - Last post by Stephen Swaffer
Code allows low voltage wiring in the same conduit enclosure IF the wiring is rated for the highest voltage present.  The instructions for the controlled outlet specify "600 V" rated wire.  Also, since it utilizes a dry contact closure, all the power protection is controlled by the device.

Energy code is heading towards having a significant number of receptacles in a building controlled so they can be powered off when unoccupied.  It seems insignificant, but I suppose in a large office building, hundred (thousands?) of unused, plugged in wallwarts/phone charges could add up to a decent amount of wasted heat energy-that a cooling system must then remove.  In any case, that goal will drive the cost of this technology down-whether its for occupancy control or remote power control of speakers.

 97 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:45:57 pm 
Started by Craig Leerman - Last post by Scott Holtzman
One of my trucks, a 1999 14’ box truck has started to nickel and dime me to death so a few weeks ago I started to look for a replacement. All the used trucks in my area with a 12-16’ box size were old and had high mileage so I started to look at new stock from dealers.

 The only thing new on any lot in the Reno area was a 2017 cab forward Isuzu NPR with a 14’ box that was ordered special for a guy and the deal fell threw. Not wanting to take out another mortgage on my house to buy the truck I kept looking.

Yesterday in Fallon I found a 2015 barely used on a lot. The previous owner had ordered it new, then found out it was too small for his delivery needs, bought a bigger truck and kept this one around as a backup.  Check out the mileage

I need to put in some more E track but that’s about it. Has the bigger engine, tow package with hitch, 16’ FRP body, long ramp and a nice stereo.

Best part was I stole it from the dealer because it was too big for his everyday customers, and too small for most of his commercial customers.

That's a beauty.

 98 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:43:24 pm 
Started by Scott Holtzman - Last post by Scott Holtzman
While Scott's services may not be "bespoke", in the minds of the bride, mother of the bride and the wedding coordinator, the "event" is.  So, he's playing to that perception.  However elitist or entitled it may seem.  If he's willing to put up with high end wedding coordinators (by that I mean ones that sell themselves to rich clients, not necessarily the truly professional ones) then he may as well play to their inflated self image.

This is exactly it.  You never get rich with poor clients.  It seems as if nobody wants to deal with these folks.  I can laugh my way all to the bank.


 99 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:39:13 pm 
Started by Scott Holtzman - Last post by Scott Holtzman
I've learned to simply smile and nod when people say "podium mic". If everybody is using "bespoke", then jump on the bandwagon. You can change it any time you want with a new set of biz cards and a little time updating your website.

How about this:
"Experienced production tailored to fit your bespoke event"

I like, how about "Experienced production for your bespoke event" ???

That's better.


 100 
 on: May 24, 2018, 08:36:39 pm 
Started by Scott Holtzman - Last post by Stephen Kirby
While Scott's services may not be "bespoke", in the minds of the bride, mother of the bride and the wedding coordinator, the "event" is.  So, he's playing to that perception.  However elitist or entitled it may seem.  If he's willing to put up with high end wedding coordinators (by that I mean ones that sell themselves to rich clients, not necessarily the truly professional ones) then he may as well play to their inflated self image.

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