ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: New LX Console (Medium Scale)  (Read 1525 times)

Adam Finlayson

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 172
    • http://www.quakecentralsound.co.uk
New LX Console (Medium Scale)
« on: February 05, 2010, 10:44:43 am »

Hey guys,

Right, I know that this topic has been looked at in the past however I'm looking for opinions on certain products that I've not seen mentioned before.

Picture the scene, you arrive at a small club or festival type music event to run lighting for mid level Folk or Rock bands, basic LX rig (MAC250 Entours, Bunch of LEDs, lots of PARs). You can have either a Zero88 Fat Frog, Avolites Azure Shadow or an Elation Show Designer 3 at FOH. What do you go for and why?

I know that lots of people are likely to say 'Just get a Pearl 2000 and be done with it,' but as a mainly PA company we have no interest in spending 2.5k on a large console that has tons of features we dont need. We dont need to meet many LX riders and if we do, we normally hire in a Pearl 2004 or Hog. The desk will be op'd by our own staff (experienced personnel, learning curve is not an issue) and used for gigs and events.

Opinions?

Cheers
Adam

James Feenstra

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1574
    • http://www.crewspace.com/James
Re: New LX Console (Medium Scale)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 03:18:26 pm »

Adam Finlayson wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 10:44


Picture the scene, you arrive at a small club or festival type music event to run lighting for mid level Folk or Rock bands, basic LX rig (MAC250 Entours, Bunch of LEDs, lots of PARs). You can have either a Zero88 Fat Frog, Avolites Azure Shadow or an Elation Show Designer 3 at FOH. What do you go for and why?


none of the above

and for the same price as any of them you could get chamsys with a fader wing, a Vista M1 or S1 setup (depends on if you want encoders or not), or a hog PC setup w/ wing. Any of which I'd MUCH rather run into (especially if I've got a preprogrammed show that I'm scaling into this situation)

If I *had* to choose one of those three desks, I'd probably lean towards the Avo as it'll program similar to a pearl and a lot of guys can run it...second choice would be the SD3

FF is a terrible console Smile
Logged
James Feenstra
Lighting, Audio and Special Effects Design

Duane Massey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2189
    • http://www.ozknozz.com
Re: New LX Console (Medium Scale)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 04:09:17 pm »

The SD3 is very cost-effective and powerful, but you will have a small learning curve when you initially set it up. I've installed 2 of these in clubs recently and the relatively inexperienced house guys picked it up pretty quickly.

Haven't worked with the other ones, so no help there.
Logged
Duane Massey
Houston, Texas, USA

Matthew Haber

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 220
    • http://www.matthewhaber.com
Re: New LX Console (Medium Scale)
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 03:47:22 pm »

If you care at all about rider acceptability I would go with the Avo but I would MUCH prefer a Chamsys setup with a wing and touchscreen for the same price over any of those options.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.051 seconds with 20 queries.