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Which type of console would you prefer to see at a line-check-and-go festival, where you would not be bringing your own console?

Midas XL4 and plenty of outboard
- 19 (22.6%)
Your digital console of choice
- 59 (70.2%)
Other analogue console and associated toys
- 6 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted: 83

Voting closed: March 20, 2012, 04:02:38 pm

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brian maddox

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Re: Festival FOH Console
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 08:55:06 pm »

actually, i think to make the poll more fair you should have picked a particular digital console just as you did a particular analog one.  i suspect you'd then get a more even response.

truth is, my 'console of choice' will always be > or = to any other analog or digital choice.  kinda has to be by definition.

that being said, i still work faster on an analog desk, so i'd still take the XL4.  unless you had a PM4K.  at which point i could go about planning the rest of my evening whilst slamming together a mix with my eyes closed....
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Re: Festival FOH Console
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 09:00:47 pm »

If you were arriving with a band at a festival where only the headline act is allowed to bring their own consoles in, and where you will not soundcheck but line-check silently (on headphones/local monitoring) in twenty minutes and go?

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Re: Festival FOH Console
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 07:16:35 am »

How much do I get paid?

The best answer by far...

Having said that we have just added a Heritage 3000 for the summer festivals.

Goes alongside the PM5d-RH on stage. Too many engineers still want analogue.

Generally doing an XL4 and a Vi6 out front.
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Re: Festival FOH Console
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 09:58:03 am »

Not enough info. If I've been touring with a small band, if we need only 20 fast inputs, and we develop the set sheet,  and there are no brakes on SPL, and the festival and soundco  have a good rep, I'd be tempted towards the analog solution. But less and less.

OTOH -  My artist has a string section, we're traveling with mics, the off-line editor of the offered console has a fast-boot rep, etc., I'd probably go digital.
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