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 on: September 17, 2021, 11:19:41 PM 
Started by brian maddox - Last post by Erik Jerde
I've got a thing that popped up for this weekend where i'll be on a Digico S31.

 I have basically NO time on Digico, so I'm looking for any "gotchas" that i should be aware of. I'm thinking specifically of things like "make sure you hit 'save' a lot". Or "setup a preset first before you start working" or whatever. Things to prevent me from getting boned. I'm sure i can figure out how to get audio in and out of the desk and routed and such. I just don't want any show stopping gotchas happening 5 minutes before show time.

Thanks to all!


So my experience is all with the SD range (which I love) so take this with a grain of salt.  I have had hands on with the S series but only in a shop setting a few years ago.

First, S and SD are completely unrelated so knowing one doesn't really help with knowing the other.  Newer software may have eased that, but keep it in mind when looking at advice gleaned from the SD range.

That said, it's pretty much gospel that with the SD range you never work off of the scene that automatically loads at boot.  You always load a saved scene.  It certainly won't hurt to operate an S console the same way.

When I did have shop time on the S console I was feeding it tracks from a DVS session.  It was all a garbly mess.  Took a bit of troubleshooting to realize that the S was running at 96K and the DVS was at 48K.  A quick rate change on the console cleared it all up but keep in mind the sample rate if you're interfacing with other gear via Dante.  It's always annoying when you waste 15 (or more) minutes on what turns out to be an "I'm an idiot" situation when you're trying to work quickly/efficiently.

FWIW I think you're in a better situation to be stepping into a S without SD experience.  I kept looking for things that just weren't present or trying to do things in the way I already knew from the SD line.

 on: September 17, 2021, 11:07:45 PM 
Started by Scott Hofmann - Last post by Erik Jerde
The 1" thick blue and 1/4" thick red "cross-linked polyethylene" foam was obtained from Allied Foam Fabricators in Oklahoma City. Very good people to work with. Lisa is the best! She made the suggestion of which type of foam to use and of using a contrasting color for the bottom layer, something I would not have thought of. The larger drawers of the tool cabinets were quite large at 36.75" wide by 19.5" deep. We did 5 of those drawers plus one drawer 19.5" wide by 11.875" deep for each of the 3 tool carts. So actually came to about $500 worth of foam. The remainder of the drawers were used to store mic cables, power cords, etc.

My friend's CNC router is an entry level machine with about a 36" x 48" table. He experimented with several kinds of router bits and ended up with a specific type made for foam cutting. He devoted a lot of time measuring all the equipment, programming the software, and testing feed rates and bit speeds for his first attempt at routing foam.
He ended up buying some foam himself and making drawer inserts for some of his shop tool cabinets!

Hey Scott can you find out the exact router he has and what bit he used?  I to have a friend with a CNC router and your post (beautiful product & execution BTW) has given me ideas.

 on: September 17, 2021, 10:00:02 PM 
Started by Tim Weaver - Last post by Nathan Riddle
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 on: September 17, 2021, 09:24:36 PM 
Started by Ned Ward - Last post by Ned Ward
I've owned my DL1608 for almost 6 years, and just did my first show with an Airport Express hooked up to it. Before hand, didn't have time to suss out how to set it up and get it working before hand, and as the bandleader, I'm also mixing while playing.

this was way better. Was able to put it on a K&M iPad clamp on a mic stand in front of me, and also walk around the venue to hear in front what needed to come up or down.

I know everyone has been doing this for ages, but just wanted to say I'm glad I finally joined the party, and now there's no going back.

We played for the welcome party for a wedding (100ppl) up in SLO. Fun party, although I wish the event planner had let us know before we did our first sound check song that we had to stay at 80db 100' away because of a litigious neighbor to the venue... and the band setup area had a hill in back of it, making a nice amphitheater. Vocals and guitars were easy to tame, but tough for our drummer, even with Hot Rod sticks.
We had asked about all sound questions, but the only thing that came up was a 8pm cutoff on electric music/drums - nothing about 80db... but being able to sit back where the owner was measuring it and realize the guest guitar player (bride's brother) had his amp turned up so even out of the PA it was too loud.

I guess this is another question to ask for future gigs. We just figured it's on a farm/ranch - how close could neighbors be?

Glad to have finally bitten the wireless bullet after 6 years of owning it, and being able to just reach over and adjust, mute, etc. was way better.

 on: September 17, 2021, 08:55:48 PM 
Started by brian maddox - Last post by brian maddox
For SD Consoles this page is the "Channel List" under the "Layout" menu tab.

I do not see such a screen/menu for the S series; although I could be wrong.

well admittedly with only 48 channels to keep track of it's a little less of an issue. :)

 on: September 17, 2021, 08:54:18 PM 
Started by Pete Erskine - Last post by brian maddox
if you want to see the biggest and best RF systems....

Youtube logon to see Steve's presentation

Passcode: yhUq@9&%

If I'm not mistaken, this shot was taken from where one of the Reidel rack stations was. This is overlooking "my world" of boring ol' commentary. :)

Looking forward to seeing his presentation. Wish I had known who he was while I was there. Would have been cool to get the tour first hand.

 on: September 17, 2021, 08:36:32 PM 
Started by Mal Brown - Last post by Mal Brown
Thank you for that.  My old eyes were just not making it through the eye chart...24db/oct BW  ... Butterworth ?

 on: September 17, 2021, 08:28:11 PM 
Started by Tim Weaver - Last post by Steve-White
This one is too true.
My first active mixer was a Heathkit:  (probably this one)

Before that it was a passive box with some 10K ohm slide pots and ganged micro switches for headphone monitoring.

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