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Andrew Broughton

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Re: Coordination software
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 01:25:28 am »

Watch my videos - bottom of this page.
http://www.bestaudio.com/spectrum-scans
Pretty sure I have, but Iíll check again to see if thereís anything there that compares all the various software out there.
Most other videos Iíve seen just talk about WWB and IAS without much pro/con. I donít remember seeing anything about the other software thatís available.


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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2018, 01:26:07 am »

For me, WWB is the choice if I've got direct access to a rack full of Shure gear. Or if I need to hand off to somebody who doesn't have IAS.  WWB will do a big multistage festival (I did two last summer), though you have to be careful about your workflow. Specifically, locking every frequency you've handed out so that another calculation cycle doesn't screw all that up. Once in the habit of doing that it's not a big deal.

IAS is great for "just one more channel of Foo branded IFB in band 32z", the workflow is all about seeing what you can fit in to an existing big coordination. That's the workflow, you just keep adding things as you go. Really good if you don't know just how many customers you might have on a particular show.

The critical thing to learn on either program, if you need to do big events, is the zone functionality. That's what makes big multi-stage events with various acts at different times possible, because it's completely impossible to do all that as one simple coordination.
Thanks! Good info. Ever tried any of the other software?


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Re: Coordination software
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2018, 10:01:56 am »

Thanks! Good info. Ever tried any of the other software?

I haven't.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 07:07:15 am »

The Kaltman stuff looks interesting. I guess RF Venue has some software too. Why are there so many pieces of software doing the same thing if WWB will do it for free?
I wish I could convince an RF Guru to review and compare each of the offerings. There is quite a few out there and it would take more knowledge and test equipment than I have at my disposal to determine how good each app is.


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Re: Coordination software
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 04:26:29 pm »

I'm pretty sure Ike Zimbel uses Kaltman's Invisible Waves RF Command Center for RF surveilance, but I don't think he uses Kaltman's coordination software.

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That's correct. I still use IAS for coordination. As others have noted, I find it is the best I've seen yet for dealing with really large coordinations. I Will use WWB and or WSM or Wireless Designer for monitoring their respective systems, IF, I have a rig that uses those systems (usually do) and IF they are networked. This has become much more common in the past couple of years. Before then it was just easier to monitor them off-air with the Kaltman analyzer, as noted above. That is STILL a great box for monitoring things like RAD or BTR tx's, IFB's and IEM's. Especially IEM's because all that the manufacturer's programs can really tell you is whether or not they are transmitting, and what the audio level going into them is. Seeing them off air can tell you, for example if you have a bad port on a combiner.
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