ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...  (Read 1928 times)

Mike Kahrs

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 42
Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« on: January 12, 2016, 02:31:53 pm »

Greetings,

Sitting backstage right now in large a ballroom with a rack of 20 ULXD and Tempest900/Helix.  Scanned with TTi, coordinated with IAS, and monitored in Workbench, Tempest batteries constantly draining.  Antennae 15' in the air, not pointed at Mt. Wilson :)  All is well.

I'm the coordinator; there's an A2 miccing the presenters.

As my department is solid, I walk over to records and listen to the mics periodically.  However, I have no convenient way to preview the mics after they have been placed on the presenter and the presenter has exited makeup (basically, out of our control for some time).  The A1 is often busy because this is a play-on heavy show, and I'd like to help out.

For reasons not under my control, the ULXD and the CL5 out front are patched via XLR.  Were we using Dante to pass the audio to FOH, I'd just patch my TouchMix 16 to the analog outputs of the ULSD and listen.  So, my practical choices are:

Focusrite RedNet AM2, $400, haven't seen one yet.  Dante enabled headphone amp, and more .  http://us.focusrite.com/ethernet-audio-interfaces/rednet-am

Shure MXWANI8 Audio Network Interface.  $1000 +/-  Has headphone out.

Dante into my laptop w/DVS or Dante VIA and out to my cans.  Have done that in the past, but the cans are not loud enough to hear clothing rustle, etc.  I suppose I could go laptop to FP22 to cans.

Analog out to 16ch mic splitter, split to FOH, split to my TM16.

Suggestions, please.  Thanks.

Mike
Logged
Why know when you can guess...

g'bye, Dick Rees

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7424
  • Duluth
Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 02:48:05 pm »

GK Ultraphones.  High isolation, adequate fidelity.  Don't need to be loud to hear what's needed, especially in the HF where you get upwards of 30dB attenuation of outside sound.

http://gk-music.com/ultraphones.htm
Logged
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

Mike Kahrs

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 42
Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 02:54:08 pm »

GK Ultraphones.  High isolation, adequate fidelity.  Don't need to be loud to hear what's needed, especially in the HF where you get upwards of 30dB attenuation of outside sound.

http://gk-music.com/ultraphones.htm

Interesting.  Hope they are at NAMM next week.
Logged
Why know when you can guess...

g'bye, Dick Rees

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7424
  • Duluth
Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 02:58:36 pm »

Gordy is a working musician/teacher.  You won't see him at product showcases.  Check the celebrity endorsements on his website.
Logged
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

Scott Helmke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1413
Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 03:19:58 pm »

At the risk of pimping my own humble product, here's a way of listening directly to the mic without the wireless. Schematic available if you want to build your own.
http://scotthelmke.com/lav-amp.html
Logged

Pete Erskine

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1340
    • Best Audio
Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 03:43:29 pm »

For reasons not under my control, the ULXD and the CL5 out front are patched via XLR.  Were we using Dante to pass the audio to FOH, I'd just patch my TouchMix 16 to the analog outputs of the ULSD and listen.  So, my practical choices are:

Focusrite RedNet AM2, $400, haven't seen one yet.  Dante enabled headphone amp, and more .  http://us.focusrite.com/ethernet-audio-interfaces/rednet-am

Shure MXWANI8 Audio Network Interface.  $1000 +/-  Has headphone out.

Dante into my laptop w/DVS or Dante VIA and out to my cans.  Have done that in the past, but the cans are not loud enough to hear clothing rustle, etc.  I suppose I could go laptop to FP22 to cans.

http://www.daleproaudio.com/p-24672-studio-technologies-model-5202-dante-to-phones-and-line-output-io.aspx

or when it's available:

https://www.audinate.com/dante-enabled/bel-digital-audio-bm-a1-64dante-audio-monitoring-unit

Logged
Pete Erskine
917-750-1134
www.bestaudio.com
peter@bestaudio.com

Tim McCulloch

  • SR Forums
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20521
  • Wichita, Kansas USA
Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 06:06:08 pm »

Laptop with DVS, headphone amp to cans of your choice.  Alternate:  Laptop with DVS, digital out (USB, Firewire) to 2 channel interface with butch headphone output.

Or single armature IEMs with flanged sleeves and your lappy.

Dick's suggestion of UltraPhones is good, too, and would require zero experimentation.  They're basically Sony headphones built into Peltor hearing protection muffs.  The magic is in the muff's isolation.
Logged
"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."  - Kurt Vonnegut

ProSoundWeb Community

Re: Monitor/preview ULXD backstage via...
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 06:06:08 pm »


Pages: [1]   Go Up
 



Page created in 0.054 seconds with 23 queries.