ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
 11 
 on: Yesterday at 06:17:35 pm 
Started by Debbie Dunkley - Last post by Andrew Broughton
Hi Andy... I tried the Apple Airport Express 'airplay' system a few years ago but I got quite a bit of drop out. I am always looking to improve on my wireless music playback reliability.
Computer wireless will NEVER be "reliable", just convenient. RF can be reliable but that's a whole different thing of course!



This thing is an RPI-based playback box. Can play from:
- Internal µSD card
- USB flash drive or hard drive
- Stream from Wired or Wireless network
- Stream from USB device (phone/tablet/computer)
- Receive from BT or Airplay
- Internet radio stations/Spotify, etc.


Outputs balanced audio or USB stream, can be hooked up to a monitor to see "what's playing"
Controlled via network or wifi on any browser (phone/tablet/computer)
Powered by USB, so USB AC adapter or USB power bank


Throw it in the doghouse, patch it in and forget about it.


 12 
 on: Yesterday at 05:57:59 pm 
Started by scottstephens - Last post by Debbie Dunkley
Now just imagine how bad a day you'd be having if for some reason you had shown up to do this gig.

I can't think of a show I've done in forty years in which an unreasonable client up front didn't turn into a serious problem on site. After a while you just know when it's time to suggest a competitor you're not on good terms with and wish them a good day.

Yeah I think I'd rather be an ass wipe than go through that.....

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 05:43:33 pm 
Started by scottstephens - Last post by Riley Casey
Now just imagine how bad a day you'd be having if for some reason you had shown up to do this gig.

I can't think of a show I've done in forty years in which an unreasonable client up front didn't turn into a serious problem on site. After a while you just know when it's time to suggest a competitor you're not on good terms with and wish them a good day.

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 05:25:07 pm 
Started by David Lewis - Last post by Brian Jojade
For designing your system, the only primary requirement you initially listed is fast setup and teardown.

That's somewhat open ended.  As Tim mentioned, the other major part of the equation is how you get said equipment into the performance area.  Having a good cart that can easily fit everything and roll into place can save a LOT more time than eliminating one cable.  Each trip to the van adds up time!

Having equipment that's easily stackable makes a huge difference too.

One thing that's saved me a TON of frustration is quality road cases on wheels.  Cases that can stack and roll can make things much easier.  Rack up gear that you can, have another case that holds the cables.  Stack it up and roll into place.  It can be a lot more expensive than plastic containers, but will last you a lifetime.   The tradeoff though is that good road cases weigh more than plastic ones, and might be more bulky.  If you're loading into a smaller vehicle, it may not be the most desirable route.

All that being said, again, I agree with Tim's assessment.  Design the system where as much can be connected as possible.  Figure out how to get it onto a single cart in a nice stable way.  Load up and go.

Regarding cables and power adaptors, avoid cheap hardware store stuff.  Good quality cables may cost more (a LOT more) but they can make a huge difference in how easy they are to wrap and store. They also can lay better and not look like a kinked up mess of yuck.

Cheap power strips definitely fall into this category.  It just looks crappy on stage.  Matte black stuff is your friend.

But, if you're designing a quick throw rig, building a rack case that includes the appropriate power connections, you may be able to eliminate the need for a power strip completely.  Eg, your foot pedal board could have the signal cable and the power cable be the same length, all of which just runs back to your rack mixer and plugs in. Both plugs then in the same place.  That's faster than dealing with a power strip, even though it means a bit more cable.

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 05:23:29 pm 
Started by scottstephens - Last post by Patrick Tracy
George Carlin said...“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

He was definitely in that upper half.

Technically, what he's describing is the median, which in some cases could be the same as average depending on the distribution.

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 05:10:21 pm 
Started by LeVan Moxley - Last post by Lee Buckalew
I believe the Martin amps are built by Linea Research.

The Amps are, the DSP in the amps is not.

Lee

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 04:59:45 pm 
Started by David Lewis - Last post by Jeff Lelko
What are the downsides, and what should I be using instead?

Besides the fact that the plugs are never spaced properly, you WILL accidently turn the switch off mid performance.

Also they tend to just burn up at random times. It's the "surge protection" stuff which is anything but "protection".

Yes, and in addition to that their built-in circuit breakers are subject to nuisance tripping...not to mention that they don't meet NEC code for entertainment use.

I use standard SOOW cord to PowerCon quadboxes.  If you go the digital mixer route you might want to consider keeping an UPS in your rig, but for something this small I don't think I'd bother. 

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 04:55:07 pm 
Started by dustinkay - Last post by Nate Zifra
I have and highly recommend the D'Addario Backline Gear Transport Backpack. Can hold a lot of stuff, and can be organized in a way that you don't loose things at the bottom of the bag. 

https://www.daddario.com/products/accessories/backline-cases/backline-transport-pack/





My trusty ogio back pack is finally getting a little too torn up to bring to gigs. Had it about 6 or 7 years and it's been through a lot. I'm thinking about buying the same one new again, but I wanted to probe the community for their opinions. I do live sound mostly in club date wedding circuits, some live shows. This is my side gig so I end up mostly being A2 but do A1 from time to time and like to have plenty of tools and back up gear incase of that oh **** moment. Any recommendations on bags that work well for my situation that you all have had experience with that is well organized and can hold some tools, cables, few mics and maybe a change of Sox and shirt? Would be a plus if it had a laptop space for the days I need to record.

Thanks in advance for your input

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 03:57:53 pm 
Started by LeVan Moxley - Last post by Debbie Dunkley
LeVan, I see you are in NC closer to Winston Salem but if you wanted to make the trip over to me in Raleigh NC, you could check out my T-602 amps. I got mine from Mike Pyle.

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 03:56:12 pm 
Started by scottstephens - Last post by John L Nobile
George Carlin said...“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

He was definitely in that upper half.

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10


Page created in 0.017 seconds with 15 queries.