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Bennett Prescott

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Re: APB Dynasonics MixSwitch
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 08:52:38 pm »

MixSwitches ready for final testing...

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Sorry for the mediocre image quality, I only had my phone and I was behind the scenes.
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Re: APB Dynasonics MixSwitch
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 12:29:22 pm »

Bennett Prescott wrote on Fri, 25 April 2008 20:01

Drew,

The idea is that a club that has live music most nights can leave their installed PA and live band board in place and when it's time for a DJ, press a button and be ready to go, with a nice stereo limiter in place to keep an overenthusiastic noise maker under control. The controls for that could be anywhere, due to the GPIO on the back, and with the MixSwitch locked in an equipment room club management won't have to worry about having their patrons molecules disassociated by high SPL on off days.


I understand the function. And it looks to be quite elegant. I just have a hard time seeing a lot of the combo livemusic/dj clubs adding this to their rack of behringer stuff. I can hear the pitch from the installer: "You've just invested a lot of money.  Now we need to protect that $10k investment by adding this $2k mixswitch."  But don't mind me, I don't get out much.
 
That said, I just came up with a techie question about the club scenario.  How would you deal with aux fed subs?  The live music console would feed three lines to the switch but a DJ would likely only feed the L/R.  How do you feed to the subs from the DJ input?  (or an ipod for that  matter) If you assign to 1/2 and 3 at the same time does it mix the 1/2(L/R) together to feed the #3 output?  

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Re: APB Dynasonics MixSwitch
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 12:55:10 pm »

If your DJ Mixer only had Left-Right outputs while your FOH console and system uses Left-Right-Sub, we would suggest that you use the Stereo Line Input for your DJ input (Bonus, a limiter is available - With On switch - on this channel with adjustable threshold).  This gives you assignment to Bus 1 and 2 as the default Left/Right Stereo Mix.    You have two addition summed mono Mix Buses to assign to from this input.  If your FOH console/System is using 3 OR 4 as the Sub Mix, you would assign this DJ input to 3 or 4 as a summed Mono of the stereo input to the sub channel in balanced with the Left/Right mix.  This doers not need to be a DJ mixer but instead could be a 3rd console in festival applications. Note that this is the Stereo Line Input.  

You can use the additional "Stereo Program Input" in the same way (2 DJ's), but usually this is meant as a direct music playback into your system (No DJ) enabling both front (iPod) or rear panel music playback input for your system without depending upon your console for this playback.  (HF/LF EQ as well as limiter included on Stereo Program Input) This also means you can start tearing down you console while still providing music (and announcements) without depending upon your console for this function.

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MixSwitch at Bamboozle '08
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2008, 01:07:42 pm »

We used a MixSwitch at one of the B stages at Bamboozle a few weeks ago. The stage was split in half, with continuous music all three days of the festival. It switched an M7CL and an LS9, while one act played on one desk the other side of the stage set up for the next act. After that set, a simple button press effected the switch over.

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[edit: Thanks to Mike Butler for the great shots!]
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Re: MixSwitch at Bamboozle '08
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2008, 01:08:37 pm »

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Re: MixSwitch at Bamboozle '08
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2008, 01:10:41 pm »

Here's the MixSwitch remote that we also saw at Musikmesse this year... JP built it and lent it to me. It uses the General purpose I/O connector on the back of the MixSwitch to do basic switching, muting, and tallying. Nice to have a little control interface to slip between the consoles.

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Re: MixSwitch at Bamboozle '08
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2008, 01:11:07 pm »

I saw that stage when I was there. I was wondering how it was setup between the 2 boards... QSC wideline for PA IIRC...



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Re: MixSwitch at Bamboozle '08
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2008, 03:09:07 pm »

Yep, it's LABster Mike K's rig (sorry, Mike, can't spell your last name so I'm not going to try), Wideline with Danley TH-115 subs. I was nailed down in the bubble at our stage the whole show, so I didn't get to hang out at any of the other stages.
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Re: APB Dynasonics MixSwitch
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2008, 04:36:01 pm »

Might be a dumb question, but what is the third and fourth I/O channels for?  Aux subs or something like that?
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Re: APB Dynasonics MixSwitch
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2008, 04:59:17 pm »

They're for whatever you need, but I use one of them for a mono sub bus. It's expandable, so four are just there as a convenient number for LCR+M, or LR+M and maybe fills... or whatever.
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