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Marsellus Fariss

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Piece of gear you hate the most.
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:34:28 pm »

Just one piece of gear not "digital consoles" or "all ###inger."


For me it's the Alesis 3630 comp that pumps like Swartzenegger at an all night gym. Just the site of one makes me want to unplug it and set fire to it and dance around like Nero.

The MEQ is pretty bad too.  
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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 05:38:41 pm »

Any and all low to mid level Soundcraft products, period.
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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 05:42:54 pm »

Marsellus Fariss wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 15:34

Just one piece of gear not "digital consoles" or "all ###inger."


For me it's the Alesis 3630 comp that pumps like Swartzenegger at an all night gym. Just the site of one makes me want to unplug it and set fire to it and dance around like Nero.

The MEQ is pretty bad too.  


The Midas Venice mixing console.

And not because of how it sounds (which is actually real good), or because of its feature set vs cost (which is not very good), or because of its control layout (which stinks on ice).

No, it's because shitty clubs can install one of these things and advertise, "WE HAVE A MIDAS!" and of course the rest of the rigs sucks in ways that have yet to be invented.

Yes, of course I'm referring to all of those Ludlow St-area venues in NYC like Pianos and Arlenes.

-a
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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 05:48:22 pm »

Andy Peters wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 16:42

Marsellus Fariss wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 15:34

Just one piece of gear not "digital consoles" or "all ###inger."


For me it's the Alesis 3630 comp that pumps like Swartzenegger at an all night gym. Just the site of one makes me want to unplug it and set fire to it and dance around like Nero.

The MEQ is pretty bad too.  


The Midas Venice mixing console.

And not because of how it sounds (which is actually real good), or because of its feature set vs cost (which is not very good), or because of its control layout (which stinks on ice).

No, it's because shitty clubs can install one of these things and advertise, "WE HAVE A MIDAS!" and of course the rest of the rigs sucks in ways that have yet to be invented.

Yes, of course I'm referring to all of those Ludlow St-area venues in NYC like Pianos and Arlenes.

-a


I agree on the Midas Venice, but it's the layout that bugs the crap out of me!  Used it twice.  Hated it both times.  Avoid it like the plague!

That is, unless there are NO aux sends needed.  Just mains.
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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 05:48:53 pm »

All Sound Bridge Products.



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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 06:13:49 pm »

PV SP2G and Black Widow 1801. Any homemade "sub" with EV 18B. 18B is not a sub driver boy's and girls.

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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 06:16:32 pm »

Just one piece, not "all Peavey, or all PAS" please.

Also, I totally agree with the Venice complaints. The layout is amazingly bad for such a respected company. And they're obviously not interested in updating it either. They do other silly things like not putting channel numbers on the rear of large format consoles so you have to label them yourself or have no idea what channel your patching into.

You know the Venice does sound good though and I really can't hate gear that sounds good. I'd rather mix on a Venice then most Mackies. And in small/medium club land a Venice is kind of a luxury. I CAN hate using it though.  
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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 06:19:28 pm »

Nathan Lehouillier wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 17:13

PV SP2G and Black Widow 1801. Any homemade "sub" with EV 18B. 18B is not a sub driver boy's and girls.

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Here here! ANY SP2! Damn Peavey for building unkillable bad sounding gear that never ever ever dies but just hangs by chains in shitty clubs for decades pumping out crap!

Sorry, got a little worked up there.

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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 06:26:20 pm »

Rane ME30, DBX231, DOD831, all eq's that are virtually useless.

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Re: Piece of gear you hate the most.
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 06:32:56 pm »

Andy Peters wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 17:42

Marsellus Fariss wrote on Thu, 28 January 2010 15:34

Just one piece of gear not "digital consoles" or "all ###inger."


For me it's the Alesis 3630 comp that pumps like Swartzenegger at an all night gym. Just the site of one makes me want to unplug it and set fire to it and dance around like Nero.

The MEQ is pretty bad too.  


The Midas Venice mixing console.

And not because of how it sounds (which is actually real good), or because of its feature set vs cost (which is not very good), or because of its control layout (which stinks on ice).

No, it's because shitty clubs can install one of these things and advertise, "WE HAVE A MIDAS!" and of course the rest of the rigs sucks in ways that have yet to be invented.

Yes, of course I'm referring to all of those Ludlow St-area venues in NYC like Pianos and Arlenes.

-a
the same phenomenon has invaded clubs across Toronto as well, mainly small to mid sized ones (under about 750 capacity)
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