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Title: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Brian Wynn on October 23, 2010, 02:05:28 am
2010 Midwest LAB Get Together

If your interested in attending or providing please replay to this post so that I can start a list of people.

I thought it went great last year.  So lets try it again.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: John Horvath on October 23, 2010, 02:14:54 am
Count me in of course.

New ideas?  Yes, alcohol served by girls in bikinis.  Very Happy
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Steve Blaski on October 23, 2010, 03:46:11 am
Me too! Great time last year!

Name-tags too please. It would be nice to put names to faces
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: trace knight on October 23, 2010, 07:56:05 am
i'm in...............
tk
and yes to the girls, always welcome!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: David "Luke" Landis on October 23, 2010, 09:46:21 am
I'll try to make it.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Steve Hurt on October 23, 2010, 10:50:44 am
I've got Orbit Shifters now.
Love to hear them next to SRX728's (I'll bet I'm not the only one)
Anyone got TH115's/TH118's?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Peter Etheredge on October 23, 2010, 12:14:56 pm
Is there a date set for this?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 23, 2010, 12:28:46 pm
Count me in.
I'm triamped this year.
Can we do flat vs. custom EQ?
Can we expand on last years test of digital vs. analog?
If there's enough interest I can talk about custom panels in SA 2.2.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 23, 2010, 12:31:46 pm
As soon as you can narrow down a date, I can find some grunts for everyone's load in load out(s).
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Charlie Zureki on October 23, 2010, 01:52:33 pm
Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?


 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer
 

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 23, 2010, 01:55:10 pm
Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:52

Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?


 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer
 




Less brownies this year Charlie.
I loved them,and thank your lady for them.
But I'm still trying to work off the tonnage.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Dave Bigelow on October 23, 2010, 01:59:17 pm
I've got midwest area one offs just about every weekend the next two months. If the timing and locations work out I'd be more than happy to make a promoter's jaw drop and throw you all on the list to come hang at a show that night.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Charlie Zureki on October 23, 2010, 02:00:24 pm
[quote title=Tom Reid wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:55]
Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:52





Less brownies this year Charlie.
I loved them,and thank your lady for them.
But I'm still trying to work off the tonnage.



 Tom,

 so....is cow off the menu too? I owe you a steak... I'll bring some sharp knives.

 Brownies, cookies and cheesecake for the masses....cow for you and I...

 Hammer

 
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 23, 2010, 02:02:42 pm
I can never turn down some charred beef.
You're on.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Charlie Zureki on October 23, 2010, 02:03:13 pm
Dave Bigelow wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:59

I've got midwest area one offs just about every weekend the next two months. If the timing and locations work out I'd be more than happy to make a promoter's jaw drop and throw you all on the list to come hang at a show that night.


 Laughing  Laughing

 Dave... if he owns the Venue, he may not care too much, he'd  make it up in drinks in no time. Smile

 Hammer
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Steve Hurt on October 23, 2010, 02:13:24 pm
One day is a short amount of time.

Monitors:
The monitor "shootout" was one of the most informative parts of the day.
I sold my monitors and bought 8 SRX712m's because of what I heard
I also gained respect for Triple 8's in that "shootout"

Mics:
Might want to get a widely used / neutral set of moderately sized speakers and do the same thing with 10-20 mics in a row.  Let people walk across them check 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 and see what they think.
Senn 835, 935, 945, Shure 58 B58 B87, B86, EV PLxxx, Audix OMxxx etc etc etc...

Big vs Small
I'm probably in the minority here.  While I love seeing bigger stuff,  the club sized stuff is what interests to me.  The mini "line arrays" (VRX sized stuff) are as large as anything I would ever consider buying.  Any bigger than that and it's just curiosity (it is fin though)

SMAART / Sys Arch / etc
These are time intensive subjects.
A day just for those subjects could be scheduled on a day before or after.  There isn't time to get into those subjects if much gear gawking/drooling is to happen

I'll come if I can make it no matter how the day is laid out.
Just rambling about what would make it more interesting to me.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Peter Etheredge on October 23, 2010, 03:25:55 pm
Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:52

Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?


 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer
 




Laughing

I'm getting the shivers just thinking of the look I'd be getting all day if I brought her.

Sure going to try my best to get at least my self out to this one; had some family issues come up last year that prevented my attendance but those are long past and I'm really excited to meet my midwest counterparts.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Rick Powell on October 23, 2010, 04:42:05 pm
Steve Hurt wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 09:50

I've got Orbit Shifters now.
Love to hear them next to SRX728's (I'll bet I'm not the only one)
Anyone got TH115's/TH118's?



Got TH115's (4 ohm version), newly re-speakered, can bring 'em if I can make the meet (anything looks good except the week of 1/15/11).  My system is topped with JTR Triple 8's; it's a great rig for small to medium size rooms and probably sounds a lot like your Orbit Shifter/T8 combo.  I wouldn't mind seeing if we could round up a Danley SM60-F (2-8" and a 5" coaxial in a point-source horn) to go up top, for a brand-matched system.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Brian Wynn on October 23, 2010, 08:09:31 pm
List Started.
I like the ideas I hear so far.
Im working on the same venue (if thats cool with everyone) so that will help me decide the date.  Im thinking a Sunday.  Most people are off on Sundays I think.

Ill keep you guys posted.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Drew Curtis on October 24, 2010, 12:50:41 am
I'd vote for tuesday, maybe thats just me?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Philip Roberts on October 24, 2010, 09:50:08 am
I liked it last year and would like to make it to the next one also.

Also +1 on the name tags.

Philip
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: John Halliburton on October 24, 2010, 11:18:03 am
Tom Reid wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:55

Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:52

Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?


 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer
 




Less brownies this year Charlie.
I loved them,and thank your lady for them.
But I'm still trying to work off the tonnage.


I should be able to make it with the exception of a couple of dates in November.

Tom-I'll see about a vege tray.  Then brownies are okay, right? ;>)

I could bring one of the new "HAL 9000" wedges(Halliburton-Arnott-List).  Apologies to Arthur C. Clarke, RIP

I am one of the guilty parties wrt name tags, and on top of that, showing up after the meeting started.  I will vote for name tags too.

Best regards,

John
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mike Caldwell on October 24, 2010, 11:21:40 am
Maybe I missed it but where would it be held?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tim McCulloch on October 24, 2010, 12:51:56 pm
Love to attend, depending on date & place... but only 1 day? It's very difficult to justify the expense and time to travel for a 12 hour event.

Will be interesting to see how this works out.

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 24, 2010, 12:55:51 pm
John Halliburton wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 10:18

Tom Reid wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:55

Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 12:52

Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?


 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer
 




Less brownies this year Charlie.
I loved them,and thank your lady for them.
But I'm still trying to work off the tonnage.


I should be able to make it with the exception of a couple of dates in November.

Tom-I'll see about a vege tray.


If you think we need more than 2 ok, but
I told you I would try to bring the road crew.

Quote:



Then brownies are okay, right? ;>)

I could bring one of the new "HAL 9000" wedges(Halliburton-Arnott-List).  Apologies to Arthur C. Clarke, RIP

I am one of the guilty parties wrt name tags, and on top of that, showing up after the meeting started.  I will vote for name tags too.




Without the bagpipe intro, almost no one knew John snuck in.

Quote:


Best regards,

John

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bruce Gering on October 24, 2010, 01:38:45 pm
Interested. Let me know the details when it comes together.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: John Halliburton on October 24, 2010, 05:26:44 pm
Tom Reid wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 11:55

 

Without the bagpipe intro, almost no one knew John snuck in.




Careful what you wish for...

Twisted Evil

John
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Evan F. Hunter on October 24, 2010, 05:44:54 pm
Interested... Let me know when a date comes about.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Daniel Nickleski on October 24, 2010, 07:09:49 pm
I can provide all the EV QRX boxes, Xarray, and a Geo S12 with RS18 rig if it is later this year/ early next.

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Derek Shawver on October 24, 2010, 07:24:33 pm
Count me in, Brian. I'd like to see a shootout between Phoenix 2181's and MTL 1X subs.

+1 for having it on a Sunday.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Shaun Crawford on October 24, 2010, 08:06:09 pm
i'm interested
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Kim Guibord on October 24, 2010, 09:22:47 pm
interested...keep me posted.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Collin Donohue on October 24, 2010, 09:36:13 pm
Also interested...

Depending on the date, I might be able to bring a brand new VerTec 4886 system.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Lee Patzius on October 24, 2010, 10:44:15 pm
I met a few of you guys up there last year, but without the name tags, I wasn't sure who's face went with what names!

I'll try to make it up there again.

Hey! Unless you'd like to test your gear with a killer 3 piece band from St. Louis, cheap, just let me know. I'd be on drums. I could personally pay for the band's travel and lodging, and play for free. But it's the other 2 guys... You know... They'll need at least 100 bucks each. What the hell... Maybe I can pay them too. Who knows.

They're real hardened street musos, and of course the lead guy ain't got no day job. And depending on which bass player we bring out (out of three to choose from) he ain't got no job either. (Except for the lawyer dude)

I'm personally one (of three) drummers that gets selected to play which gigs on a weekly basis, (that's still alive) (used to be six drummers, its sort'a like Spinal Tap) and have been playing out with these guys all over town, booked solid nearly every weekend for over a couple of years now, until who knows when, with permanent house gigs on every other Fridays until forever...

I say this would be a good opportunity to force ourselves into a road trip! Because for now we're stuck and booked solid in the St. Louis circuit forever!

Just offering... For fun of course!

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: John Hoekstra on October 25, 2010, 02:29:14 pm
I'm interested. First one for me.
+another for Sunday
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Nick Stone on October 25, 2010, 05:44:36 pm
Mike Caldwell wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 10:21

Maybe I missed it but where would it be held?


+1


Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Thom "Fig" Fiegle on October 25, 2010, 05:53:49 pm
Depending on when and where, I'd be interested.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Steve Hurt on October 25, 2010, 06:12:45 pm
Last year it was in Merrillville at the hotel that attaches to the Star Plaza Theater

Google map link:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=merrillville+indiana &client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Merrillv ille,+Lake,+Indiana&gl=us&ei=c__FTOLCMoKBlAeHv9wE&am p;sqi=2&ved=0CBsQ8gEwAA&ll=41.471958,-87.327503& spn=0.001427,0.002411&t=h&z=19


See the building closest to the bend on Rhode Island St with the black roof and 4 rooftop HVAC units?  That's the room.  
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: John Halliburton on October 25, 2010, 06:40:45 pm
So Brian,  do you turn this into a Soundman's Ball on Saturday night with Lee's band coming up from St. Louis, all of us coming in, mixing, etc. and producing a show THE WAY it should be done?  Tom Reid can be the defacto club manager...Jon as head of security...Charlie can be the club owner...you of course would be "The Promoter".  No, wait, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.  Very Happy

Promote the gig as the best sounding one night club stand in the history of Michiana rock n roll, and charge $10.00/head at the door...no, $20.00...no, $30.00.

We're on a mission from God...

Cool

Okay, back to reality, a live band could be very cool.

Best regards,

John
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Nick Stone on October 25, 2010, 08:48:29 pm
Merrivile is somewhat local to me. Id love to attend this. I could also possible interest the 4 other members in my group to play guini pig for a day if needed we do roots, reggae, Americana, really killer musicians.




Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tim McCulloch on October 25, 2010, 09:19:12 pm
Nick Stone wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 16:44

Mike Caldwell wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 10:21

Maybe I missed it but where would it be held?


+1





"..But I'm looking for the Same Old Place." "Oh, you must mean The Old Same Place, sonny.. it's right out back, here's the key."
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mac Kerr on October 25, 2010, 09:27:17 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 21:19

Nick Stone wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 16:44

Mike Caldwell wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 10:21

Maybe I missed it but where would it be held?


+1





"..But I'm looking for the Same Old Place." "Oh, you must mean The Old Same Place, sonny.. it's right out back, here's the key."


Nancy!

Mac
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tim McCulloch on October 25, 2010, 09:31:01 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 20:27

Tim McCulloch wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 21:19

Nick Stone wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 16:44

Mike Caldwell wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 10:21

Maybe I missed it but where would it be held?


+1





"..But I'm looking for the Same Old Place." "Oh, you must mean The Old Same Place, sonny.. it's right out back, here's the key."


Nancy!

Mac



"Melanie Haber? Audrey Farber? Susan Underhill? How about Betty Jo Bialoski?" OH, you mean Nancy!"
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mac Kerr on October 25, 2010, 09:37:43 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 21:31

Mac Kerr wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 20:27

Tim McCulloch wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 21:19



"..But I'm looking for the Same Old Place." "Oh, you must mean The Old Same Place, sonny.. it's right out back, here's the key."


Nancy!

Mac



"Melanie Haber? Audrey Farber? Susan Underhill? How about Betty Jo Bialoski?" OH, you mean Nancy!"


That line goes through my head every time I see Matthew Haber's name in these forums.

Mac
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Nick Stone on October 25, 2010, 09:44:21 pm
In true Michiana style we would need someone to.....

 complain about the size of the system before its on.

 Sit there drink on the doghouse like its there right.

 Argue the door count

 Complain about the draw

 Leave without paying (or in the case of a free band charge the members 50.00 each )
Sorry still a lil sour from sat night.  


This sounds very interesting. What exactly was the format of this last year? Everyone set up and cranked out?  How many systems where there?  
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bruce Gering on October 25, 2010, 09:49:55 pm
You bozo's realize that you're seriously dating yourselves with all this bruhaha?
Title: i spell my name Danger
Post by: Mac Kerr on October 25, 2010, 09:51:44 pm
Bruce Gering wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 21:49

You bozo's realize that you're seriously dating yourselves with all this bruhaha?


I spell my name Danger. Besides, we're all bozos on this bus.

Mac
Title: Re: i spell my name Danger
Post by: Steve Hurt on October 25, 2010, 10:03:44 pm
Excuse me...don't crush that dwarf.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Derek Shawver on October 25, 2010, 10:26:39 pm
Nick Stone wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 20:44

What exactly was the format of this last year? Everyone set up and cranked out?  How many systems where there?  

To give you an idea, here are the photos from last years get together. An M7 was at FOH and all systems were ran to the omni outs on the console. A single track was played through each system as we AB-ed them. Same with monitor world. An LS9 was used and all the wedges were setup in an arc form for the shootout.

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/mv/msg/50878/0/0/1 7064/

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Brian Wynn on October 25, 2010, 10:47:42 pm
Nick Stone wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 16:44

Mike Caldwell wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 10:21

Maybe I missed it but where would it be held?


+1






Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville Indiana 46410, US
http://www.radisson.com/merrillville-hotel-in-46410/merrillv
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Brian Wynn on October 25, 2010, 11:10:51 pm
I think I would like to take more time and plan a better event.  Im thinking January.  I would think that most people are slow that time of year.  And will soon be gearing up for the spring.

Thoughts at this point.

Wedge Shoot Out
Console Shoot Out
SMAART Discussion / Training
Vocal Mic Shoot Out
Single Stack PA Shoot Out
Line Array Shoot Out
Live Band Showcase

Name Tags
Same Location
Sign In Sheet
1 Day event  (I can only get the Venue on Sundays for free) Unless we get funding some how or charge admission  Confused

I would like to get FOH or PSW magazine to do a write up on the event if anyone has a connection please offer your assistance.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Charlie Zureki on October 25, 2010, 11:32:52 pm


 Hello John, et al...

   "Charlie can be the club owner..."  I do own a club....oh! you mean.. "nightclub"!?  Laughing

  But, Seriously... I think this idea of a "Soundman's Ball" is an interesting idea.  It's probably too late to try and put together something, but maybe, a future gathering?

  Book a theatre for a Concert setting ....have the "quick mix" contest that was proposed in the Lab.

 Make it a night and two full day type of event.

 First night... cocktails and  munchies
 First day... Demos and Shoot-outs
 Second night.... "What's a real Mix supposed to sound like?"
 Second Day.... Demos and More Shoot-outs
 Last night....  Possibly a guest speaker...or?

  It's pretty ambitious, but, it may be something to aim for..?

 Cheers,
 Hammer
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Ben Lagman on October 25, 2010, 11:39:13 pm
count me in! hopefully I can go, if the dates are good...
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Danley on October 26, 2010, 11:11:39 am
Hi
Stop, I can’t take it, cheesecake, bbq,  loudspeakers and then old doctor Firesign and a distressing number familiar with their logic.   But Quidmulbug and Plano, consternation turned to elucidation!
Anyway, if mfr’s are welcome around the food table, I would like to come, I live up this way,  sounds like fun.
Best,
Tom Danley

"You can't get there from here"
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on October 26, 2010, 11:58:33 am
Do we have any idea of the date or dates yet? If I missed this, sorry.

Never mind, Jan near Chicago, I will drive my plow truck!! LOL
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 26, 2010, 12:41:48 pm
Tom Danley wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 10:11

Hi
Stop, I can’t take it, cheesecake, bbq,  loudspeakers and then old doctor Firesign and a distressing number familiar with their logic.   But Quidmulbug and Plano, consternation turned to elucidation!
Anyway, if mfr’s are welcome around the food table, I would like to come, I live up this way,  sounds like fun.
Best,
Tom Danley

"You can't get there from here"


Brian hosted this event last year.  He's got the connection at the Raddison.  I don't speak for Brian, but I'd enjoy the chance to meet you and listen to you speak about anything.
You're more than welcome to split a cow with me and Charlie (hey Charlie, can Tom come too?).

Really this crowd is all about improving our individual skill sets.  And not about one particular product.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 26, 2010, 12:45:18 pm
Brian Wynn wrote on Mon, 25 October 2010 22:10

I think I would like to take more time and plan a better event.  Im thinking January.  I would think that most people are slow that time of year.  And will soon be gearing up for the spring.

Thoughts at this point.

Wedge Shoot Out
Console Shoot Out
SMAART Discussion / Training
Vocal Mic Shoot Out
Single Stack PA Shoot Out
Line Array Shoot Out
Live Band Showcase

Name Tags
Same Location
Sign In Sheet
1 Day event  (I can only get the Venue on Sundays for free) Unless we get funding some how or charge admission  Confused

I would like to get FOH or PSW magazine to do a write up on the event if anyone has a connection please offer your assistance.


Is this John's SMAART seminar that we never got to last year?
I take it you want the GB8 back this year too.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Charlie Zureki on October 26, 2010, 01:13:22 pm
Tom Reid wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 11:41

Tom Danley wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 10:11

Hi
Stop, I can’t take it, cheesecake, bbq,  loudspeakers and then old doctor Firesign and a distressing number familiar with their logic.   But Quidmulbug and Plano, consternation turned to elucidation!
Anyway, if mfr’s are welcome around the food table, I would like to come, I live up this way,  sounds like fun.
Best,
Tom Danley

"You can't get there from here"


Brian hosted this event last year.  He's got the connection at the Raddison.  I don't speak for Brian, but I'd enjoy the chance to meet you and listen to you speak about anything.
You're more than welcome to split a cow with me and Charlie (hey Charlie, can Tom come too?).

Really this crowd is all about improving our individual skill sets.  And not about one particular product.

 
  Hey Tom-s! Very Happy

 I wouldn't want to exclude anyone from joining us for cow... So, I'll work on a way to try and provide for anyone that wishes to also partake. Smile

  Cheers,
  Hammer
 
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: David Kaiser on October 26, 2010, 02:14:11 pm
I'm in. Might be able to get my friend to come with me.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Jeff Permanian on October 26, 2010, 04:25:26 pm
If you'd like than I'd like the opportunity to come down again and now that I know what to expect I'll be much better prepared. I could bring a Triple 8X over a Growler and a Triple 12X over an Orbit Shifter.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on October 26, 2010, 04:30:14 pm
Hey Tim, I would love to go.  What do you think about getting some folks together  and go in a van?? OR you gonna fly?

Anybody else from the KC area interested?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 26, 2010, 04:58:01 pm
Charlie Zureki wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 12:13

Tom Reid wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 11:41

Tom Danley wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 10:11

Hi
Stop, I can’t take it, cheesecake, bbq,  loudspeakers and then old doctor Firesign and a distressing number familiar with their logic.   But Quidmulbug and Plano, consternation turned to elucidation!
Anyway, if mfr’s are welcome around the food table, I would like to come, I live up this way,  sounds like fun.
Best,
Tom Danley

"You can't get there from here"


Brian hosted this event last year.  He's got the connection at the Raddison.  I don't speak for Brian, but I'd enjoy the chance to meet you and listen to you speak about anything.
You're more than welcome to split a cow with me and Charlie (hey Charlie, can Tom come too?).

Really this crowd is all about improving our individual skill sets.  And not about one particular product.

 
  Hey Tom-s! Very Happy

 I wouldn't want to exclude anyone from joining us for cow... So, I'll work on a way to try and provide for anyone that wishes to also partake. Smile

  Cheers,
  Hammer
 


I wouldn't expect any guest to be paying for charred beef in my hometown.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Stavross (Sam Buck) on October 26, 2010, 06:12:09 pm
I'll be there, I like knowing how far behind the curve I am.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bob Henley on October 26, 2010, 07:11:56 pm
Joe Brugnoni wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 15:30

Hey Tim, I would love to go.  What do you think about getting some folks together  and go in a van?? OR you gonna fly?

Anybody else from the KC area interested?


I would be very interested depending on the date!

I ride the Southwest Chief (Amtrak) a lot but there doesn't seem to be a good way to get from Chicago to the location in Indiana without a car.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Matt Pea on October 26, 2010, 09:44:55 pm
I'd be interested.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Luther Bell on October 27, 2010, 09:27:18 am
I'm in if I'm free
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 27, 2010, 01:30:53 pm
Bob  Healey wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 18:11

Joe Brugnoni wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 15:30

Hey Tim, I would love to go.  What do you think about getting some folks together  and go in a van?? OR you gonna fly?

Anybody else from the KC area interested?


I would be very interested depending on the date!

I ride the Southwest Chief (Amtrak) a lot but there doesn't seem to be a good way to get from Chicago to the location in Indiana without a car.



Bob, the South Shore runs from MCormick or Millineum Station to Miller.  When we get times and dates we could work out a shuttle from the Raddison to Miller it's about 15 min each way.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on October 27, 2010, 06:16:15 pm
Depending on the date, if I'm available I can bring any of the following:

d&b Q1
d&b B2
Clair I3
Clair BT218
Midas Pro 6
Sennheiser mics
Mackie HD stuff
ect...


Evan
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bryce Swanson on October 27, 2010, 08:57:43 pm
I am in as others said depending on the date
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bill Hinds on October 27, 2010, 09:44:51 pm
Brian,

Count me in depending on the date!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Sean Chen on October 27, 2010, 11:39:34 pm
I would like to go if schedule doesn't conflict. I will check this thread for the date.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on October 28, 2010, 12:28:23 am
Maybe I should start a new thread but here goes.
When we say 'shoot out' the meaning doesn't rely on fancy tools and well crafted spreadsheets.  Mr. manufacturer (this would be for the big guys, Ev,JBL ..ya know the guys who don't want to play unless they are the only player)  what we mean by shootout is the system is put with others in the same price point.  Then the folks who are curious about this range of PA get to ask the questions, play with their test, kick the tires.

We had enough stuff last time to cover 2 days with ease.  
With a band and a SMAART discussion we could cover 3 days.
But Brian returns labor for using this room.
(Yeah I'm tellin on ya man)
3 days is an awful lot of labor.

Anyone have any suggestions?
We could have an outrageous weekend.  
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mario Data on October 28, 2010, 07:37:00 am
I'm in,   I can bring:

PRX718
PRX535
Prx512m

Studiolive 24
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Dave Unger on October 28, 2010, 02:32:27 pm
Tom Reid wrote on Wed, 27 October 2010 12:30

Bob  Healey wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 18:11

Joe Brugnoni wrote on Tue, 26 October 2010 15:30

Hey Tim, I would love to go.  What do you think about getting some folks together  and go in a van?? OR you gonna fly?

Anybody else from the KC area interested?


I would be very interested depending on the date!

I ride the Southwest Chief (Amtrak) a lot but there doesn't seem to be a good way to get from Chicago to the location in Indiana without a car.



Bob, the South Shore runs from MCormick or Millineum Station to Miller.  When we get times and dates we could work out a shuttle from the Raddison to Miller it's about 15 min each way.


Depending on the date, I also might be interested, and would either need to catch the southshore down to Miller (a shuttle would be cool) or find a ride from Chicago.  Maybe we could set up a car pool from Chicago for those of us who are cheap or rely on public trans.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Oscar Castro on October 31, 2010, 12:19:55 am
Count me in!!!  Let me know what date will be.

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on October 31, 2010, 03:24:41 am
Hey Brian, I know they are giving us the space but is there any room deal per chance?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: John Halliburton on October 31, 2010, 10:44:08 am
Thought I posted this a few minutes ago, but I must not be fully caffenated...

So, let's go a bit overboard on name tags....

https://shop.nametags.com/Products/Item.aspx?itemID=21030


This looks like a cool option for nametags.  Perhaps the owners of the forum would let us use a ProSoundWeb/LAB logo?  The nice thing about this company is you can go back and place more orders, and if the ProSoundWeb logo artwork is acceptable, future orders for official and less official LAB get togethers is a snap.

I went through the online designer for these, and there are a fair number of options, especially background color/text color, and mount(slot, swivel clip are both options).  Very nice.


I suppose to keep with tradition, laminate/plastic nametags could be produced as well, but the metal laser versions are pretty cool.

Best regards,

John
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Scott Snavely on November 10, 2010, 08:11:21 am
interested...
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bennett Prescott on November 10, 2010, 11:55:40 am
John,

For one of the LAB Get Togethers in MD I had laminates printed by BandPasses.com with a little space to write in a name. I used a high-res version of the LAB logo for that, but I can't recall where I got it.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Scott Parr on November 10, 2010, 12:53:46 pm
I would be interested in attending.  I am 30 minutes West of Milwaukee and so this isn't that far at all.  It all depends on my schedule / availability.

I can think of a friend that would be very interested in coming along also.

I have (2) VRX 918SP and (2) VRX 932LAP that I can bring if needed.  I see from the pictures in last years event you had a VRX set up.  If you need a powered version, I can bring it along.

- Scott
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on November 10, 2010, 12:56:10 pm
Evan Kirkendall wrote on Wed, 27 October 2010 17:16

Depending on the date, if I'm available I can bring any of the following:

d&b Q1
d&b B2
Clair I3
Clair BT218
Midas Pro 6
Sennheiser mics
Mackie HD stuff
ect...


Evan



If etc... mean your Lake, cool.
If not, I want to see that puppy.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mario Data on November 10, 2010, 03:03:38 pm
Scott Parr wrote on Wed, 10 November 2010 11:53

I have (2) VRX 918SP and (2) VRX 932LAP that I can bring if needed.  I see from the pictures in last years event you had a VRX set up.  If you need a powered version, I can bring it along.

- Scott




I'd love to compare my PRX718S to your VRX918SP.  They are supposed to be some what similar.





Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Daniel Nickleski on November 10, 2010, 03:07:15 pm
Brian do you have any tentative dates yet?
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Alexander Bustos on November 10, 2010, 06:40:51 pm
yay i got a qsc hpr 181i if thats helpfull. also i live about like 10 minutes from merriville if someone whats a ride or something....
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Sean Chen on November 14, 2010, 05:57:23 pm
Hello Brian,

I don't have any extra-ordinary stuff to offer for the get together. Below is what I have:

JBL SRX 712m
JBL SRX 718s
QSC HPR 122i
Heil PR-35 wired
Shure UHF-R wireless system with Heil RC-35 capsule & Shure KSM-9 capsule.

If there is anything that may be of benefit for the Midwest get together, please let me know.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Josh Ricci on November 15, 2010, 10:55:19 am
Count me as interested. The opportunity to do major knowledge soaking is too great to resist.

I could probably talk my band into playing if one was needed. We all have friends up in that area. Its a 4 piece instrumental, sound track type group and we have some diverse sounds and very large dynamic swings. No vocals though.
Title: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Tom Reid on November 15, 2010, 12:56:23 pm
Brian has tasked me to do some stuff for our next Midwest get together since I have something he doesn't.
...Time.

Moderators, if you want to Basement this, I'll follow up there.

Last Year we kicked the tires on a few new projects.

Of Speakers,
Jeff (of Growlers fame) brought out a nice system, Brian (our host) had a Phoenix rig, John Horvath showed us just how compact a high fi bar rig could go, And Marty (I think it was Marty) showed us old school with some EAW over Lab Subs.  I represented the SRX728 clan, and with the help of Steve Hurt we A/B-ed SRX 725 vs. SRX 722.

In the wedge category we had our resident screamer trying to distort small wedges with help from an ITech.  I think everyone's favorite was an SRX712 or some EV box. (Guys help me out here, memory is fading)

Of electronics, everyone got to play with the pair of LS9s courtesy of Brian and John.  Our friends from Performance Sound across the state line brought out a nice venue and we had a tour/small lecture.  We also A/B-ed the venue vs. the analog GB8/32 in the most unscientific of test.

All of the above ate up a good 10 hour day.  Lunch was short.

In an effort to see more things, and to widen everyone's knowledge, What should we do different this year?
Last year John had prepared a beginning SMAART class, but we had no time.

I'm sure John still has his notes, and with a little encouragement would still give this tutorial.

The things I would like to see this year include,

A mid level vocal microphone shootout.
Wireless, what has changed since the new FCC regs.
ITech noise, myth or fact.
Anything Tom Danley wants to say or show.
Flying tops cabinets in small venues the right way.

Post your options here, if you are planning on attending.
I'll give it a week or two to grow, then I'll parse the list and we can all vote on how to best block our Sunday.

thanks,
Tom
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Bennett Prescott on November 15, 2010, 01:01:58 pm
Tom,

How about a longer event? If I am going to drive out I might as well stay a few days!
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Jay Barracato on November 15, 2010, 01:32:32 pm
I may drive out from Maryland depending on the exact timing.

I would really love to see "proper" methods for flying single boxes. Something lounge level in size, but lab level in safety details.

Jay
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: frank kayser on November 15, 2010, 01:50:41 pm
I may come out, too.

I'd like an "intro to Smaart" and the flying speaker thing also would be good to see.  Mic shootout sounds like a winner, too.

I guess I should check the other thread to see where and when.

frank
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Tom Reid on November 15, 2010, 02:13:26 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 12:01

Tom,

How about a longer event? If I am going to drive out I might as well stay a few days!


The event is created and held by Brian and his connections to the venue.  Brian returns labor and services to the venue in exchange.  Anything more than one day is taking money out of a fellow labsters pocket.  

I would enjoy doing more than one day.
I'm sure a lot of us would.
But there's always that money issue.
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: John Hoekstra on November 15, 2010, 03:12:18 pm
Tom Reid wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 13:13

Bennett Prescott wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 12:01

Tom,

How about a longer event? If I am going to drive out I might as well stay a few days!


The event is created and held by Brian and his connections to the venue.  Brian returns labor and services to the venue in exchange.  Anything more than one day is taking money out of a fellow labsters pocket.  

I would enjoy doing more than one day.
I'm sure a lot of us would.
But there's always that money issue.


Could everyone chip in a little? Doesn't seem fair to have a labster carry the freight costs.
I can supply Senn 945's for a mic shoot out.
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Daniel Nickleski on November 15, 2010, 03:32:37 pm
Is there a date yet?


I'm pretty sure between all of us we can get almost any piece of gear anyone wants to see. If you could build a list based on what we want to do then we can have people fill in what gear they have (or can get) for the event. This way we do not fill this thread up with a bunch of " I have this piece of gear".

If it is only one day we should probably keep it to just talking about gear. The Smaart thing is a cool idea, but those who know the program also no that it is WAY to in depth to talk about for an hour. That hour will leave most confused about what is going on...At least that is how I feel.

With that said maybe we could follow this...

- Small system "shootout" (1 stack a side of "small club" grade gear)

- Medium trap rigs (Think Xarray and Alpha)

- Line Array ( I know we can get at least 4 medium- large format rigs if not more for people to hear) For this it is kind of a necessity to fly though. Don't know if the room has points or not?

- Wedges ( Same as last year. Everything from the big guns to the small guys)

- Console (we can have a few digital desks set up on the side for viewing. We do not need to do anything formal, but have a few people around to walk others thru the desks)

- Last 2 hours or so could be spend doing whatever people wants. A semi Q n A. This time can be used for others to hear something they want thru the rigs that are setup.

For only one day I really think this is the best format we can do. We do not want to get in in depth with one subject and leave others in the wind.

And with that we need a date! If we are talking Jan I only have 1 or 2 sundays open as is! Lets book it up!!!
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Bob Henley on November 15, 2010, 04:01:39 pm
Daniel Nickleski wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 14:32


And with that we need a date! If we are talking Jan I only have 1 or 2 sundays open as is! Lets book it up!!!


True - I would like to attend but have a tight schedule in January.

That being said, even if there's not enough time for every piece of gear to make noise, I would still like to see a big show and tell section- maybe each gear owner/sound company could request a "booth" to display their equipment and hang a banner, etc.
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on November 15, 2010, 08:28:12 pm
You know , I would love to see a smart demo but I think it might take to much time,

But on that note,

maybe some of the guys that are really in the know could demo some other ways they set up and check systems in less than optimal situations such as a club.  I use the RTA on the droid as a real hard fast feedback finder, maybe some people have some other toys for their phones or computers that might work for the weekend warrior?? and could demo?


Maybe more of a hands on demo for set up, load in tricks and packing tricks that help

I know we don't have a date, any idea of the time it might start,end and when we might load stuff in if we brought items?

What about power?
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Bryce Swanson on November 15, 2010, 08:46:31 pm
I would be interested the flying speakers topic as well as looking at the digital desks.  I agree with many that while the SMAART session would be cool, it would take too much time and leave us more in the fog then do good!
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on November 15, 2010, 09:35:35 pm
Tentative dates would be great. None of us can really plan anything until we know that much.



Evan
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Tom Reid on November 16, 2010, 09:23:42 am
Joe,

Last year we used wall Edison for everything and had no issues.
The ballroom of the Raddison has ample service.
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Tom Reid on November 16, 2010, 09:24:57 am
If I can get a date from Brian I will.
The date may be dependant on if we can do two days or 3.
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on November 16, 2010, 11:39:53 am
Tom, email sent
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on December 03, 2010, 04:11:52 pm
Any dates yet?  The IBC competition is the first week in Tn
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Brian Wynn on December 04, 2010, 01:47:30 am
I'm waiting on the venue for answer on the date.  It should be the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in Jan.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on December 04, 2010, 02:04:39 am
The third one is perfect and I think I can make the second one,
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Marty Bilecki on December 04, 2010, 03:41:01 pm
 Just caught this thread...  keep me in the loop Mr. Sc48 Wynn !!!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Steve Hurt on December 20, 2010, 07:28:47 am
Brian Wynn wrote on Sat, 04 December 2010 01:47

I'm waiting on the venue for answer on the date.  It should be the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in Jan.


Bump
Hoping it's the 15th

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on December 28, 2010, 05:39:45 pm
Bump   Date????
Title: Re: Midwest Get Together Options
Post by: Tom Reid on December 30, 2010, 01:19:08 pm
Ressurecting old threads.
The date has been set.
Sunday, Feb 13th.
Brian is working on a new post with details.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Brian Wynn on December 30, 2010, 01:19:37 pm
FEB 13th 2011

Time : All Day (we have the room from 7:00AM to 11:59PM

Location : Radisson Hotel Celebrity Ballroom
          800 East 81st Avenue
          Merrillville, IN
          (219) 769-6311

Activities : Monitor Listening Session
            Vocal Mic Listening Session
            Opinions needed for other activities!

Bring Your : Consoles, Linearray's, Trap Boxes, Mic's, Monitor's, Sub's

We would like as many of these item's present so that other Labster's can put there hands on a piece that maybe they have never seen or never had the chance to play with.

I have seen other's post that they would like to see the event go for multiple day's and we think that is a great idea.  I can only get this room for the one day.  So if someone wants to take charge and create a second or third day at another location feel free.  I have a few gig's the night before if anyone want's to tag along, and I'm sure Tom Reid has some as well.

The other thing I would like to address is the live band situation.  We believe that a live band introduces to many variables.  ie. someone may not like the way you mix or mic or whatever.  We just think it could eat up the entire day.

If you would like to supply equipment for the date please PM me or Email me with you name, list of gear, and arrival time.  We would like all equipment to arrive early in the morning if possible.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tom Reid on December 30, 2010, 01:37:18 pm
Tom is doing a two day metal fest on the 11th and 12th in an itty bitty bar with many regionals and nationals.
Anyone interested PM me, this venue is about 20 miles from the Raddison.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: trace knight on December 30, 2010, 09:04:29 pm
Good date, I'll be there!

tk
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Jerome Casinger on December 30, 2010, 10:53:31 pm
Looks like I may be able to make it for once!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: John Hoekstra on December 31, 2010, 07:06:13 am
count me in
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Benjamin D. Hill on December 31, 2010, 08:14:40 am
there like a pear in a chair
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Brian Wynn on December 31, 2010, 11:02:17 am
Keep the replies coming.  The list is started.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Charlie Zureki on December 31, 2010, 12:00:51 pm
  Count me in as an attendee...  Smile

 Possibly bring some ISP gear.

  Hammer
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Jeff Wheeler on December 31, 2010, 01:24:06 pm
Brian Wynn wrote on Fri, 31 December 2010 10:02

Keep the replies coming.  The list is started.

I sent you my list, and I wanted to post on-thread that I can bring some things that aren't speakers or amps.

It would be very useful to me, and hopefully others, to see gear like:
* mic stands
* LED light fixtures
* DMX controllers
* tablets and wireless ethernet/usb gear
* stage power strings (if I build one by then I will bring it)
* video stuff like projectors?

I was not able to go last year, so I do not know how much gear is brought outside of speakers and mics.

EDIT: I sent my gear list to Brian, but he said he may not have enough free time to reply back to me later and let me know which items will already be well-represented.  I would like to avoid bringing my trailer if possible, because the 5 hour drive will be easier and cheaper if I can just take the Suburban.  So here is are the bulky items I would like to leave at home if others will be bringing them:
* MRX525, MRX528S
* Behringer EPX3000, EP2500, EP4000 (if I can just bring one amp and not bring an amp rack, that would be nice)
I'll bring some other goodies that are small and probably won't be brought by others.  I left off the typical things like JBL SRX / Crown XTi / analog console since I am sure some of those will show up.  I will bring some ColorKey LED, a Show Designer 1, an 01V96V2, an EWI sub-snake, a mic kit with some things that others may not have used yet, and hopefully, some Chauvet Q-Spot 260 LEDs.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Bennett Prescott on December 31, 2010, 02:05:27 pm
Benjamin D. Hill wrote on Fri, 31 December 2010 08:14

there like a pear in a chair

I will be there if I can afford to, you know I never ignored you?
I'll come if I can, like Kazakhstan?
I'd love to attend, my ankle's on the mend.
I plan to make the trip, If my nose doesn't drip!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Tim McCulloch on December 31, 2010, 02:57:30 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Fri, 31 December 2010 13:05

Benjamin D. Hill wrote on Fri, 31 December 2010 08:14

there like a pear in a chair

I will be there if I can afford to, you know I never ignored you?
I'll come if I can, like Kazakhstan?
I'd love to attend, my ankle's on the mend.
I plan to make the trip, If my nose doesn't drip!


If Bennett's in, watch your gin Wink

I hope to make it this year.  We'll see what the Schedule Gnomes do to my calendar.

HNY

Tim Mc
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Benjamin D. Hill on December 31, 2010, 06:29:45 pm
Benita i rimed 3 times not just 2
clearly better.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mark Lonow on January 01, 2011, 05:26:03 pm
few picks for the mini line array box wish list
Q curent champ?
kara the newest
M’elodie
rcf TTL33 WP
VT4886
some one bring it!!!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Bryce Swanson on January 01, 2011, 05:36:53 pm
I will be there!  I would be interested in tagging along one someones gig if there is room!

Bryce
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Bob Henley on January 01, 2011, 06:23:17 pm
I am planning on attending and bringing my EV Zx1/Sb122 rig.

I'll have room for four in my minivan coming from Lawrence, so if anyone in Kansas City or St. Louis wants to carpool, let me know.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Bennett Prescott on January 02, 2011, 04:31:41 pm
Benjamin D. Hill wrote on Fri, 31 December 2010 18:29

Benita i rimed 3 times not just 2
clearly better.

I count 8, mofo!

Bennett "quantity, not quality" Prescott
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on January 02, 2011, 04:32:52 pm
Bob I need to verify a date and I will get that done by tomorrow but I might be able to car pool
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on January 02, 2011, 04:41:08 pm
Hmm... Looks like I should be free on the 13th. I can hopefully bring a Lake, some d&b toys, some self powered Mackie stuff, and maybe even some Clair toys.




Evan
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Rick Powell on January 02, 2011, 08:37:43 pm
I'll at least have my stuff there (in sig)...but hopefully we will also see a good selection of Danley gear there, including a TH 115 vs. TH 118 "shootout".  Should hear more next week.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Derek Shawver on January 03, 2011, 07:11:30 pm
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mario Data on January 03, 2011, 07:15:56 pm
Count me in.  




Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Phil LaDue on January 03, 2011, 10:17:14 pm
I might be able to make it if find either a ride or someone willing to carpool.

P.S. there better be good Scotch and Vi1 for me to play with.
Very Happy
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 03, 2011, 11:17:46 pm
Phil LaDue wrote on Mon, 03 January 2011 21:17

I might be able to make it if find either a ride or someone willing to carpool.

P.S. there better be good Scotch and Vi1 for me to play with.
Very Happy


I almost can't resist.... but I will Very Happy
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on January 04, 2011, 08:33:34 am
Oh comon Tim Dont  Laughing
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mario Data on January 04, 2011, 08:40:22 pm
Ill be bringing a Studiolive 24.4.2, PRX535 over 2x PRX718, a few PRX512Ms and a PRX625.

Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Eric Reese on January 07, 2011, 01:20:31 pm
I'm in and will plan on bringing some of the following "goodies":

K-Array:  KR100S, KR200S
Turbosound TQ-445DP/TQ425DP
Turbosound Flex (Possibly)
Senn mics and wireless
LS9's if desired
HPR122i's if desired

See you there!
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Rick Powell on January 12, 2011, 12:14:45 am
Sad news.

Bill Lenac of Ottawa, IL, who rode up with me to last year's Midwest LABFest, has passed away of a heart attack.  He was really looking forward to this year's event, as he absorbed just about anything having to do with live sound.  Some of you guys may have worked with him in your crew before...he was an extra stage hand at many a load-in and tear-down in the Chicago area for fests and concerts.

Bill began his sound ventures back in the '70's with a local band Freedom (which featured Chicago 60's pop icon Bob Norris on drums).  He had a well paying union job at the local glass factory...living at home with his dad and generally living a hermit-like existence, he would buy more equipment than you could shake a stick at.  He had the best console (Yamaha PM1000) in our area, and a ton of Crowns and JBL's.  He ran sound for just about all the acts in our area from the 70's thru the '90's at one time or another.

In later years, as the manufacturing economy dried up, Bill took a buyout (I think) from the downsizing factory.  Naturally, he bought more gear instead of investing it or otherwise figuring out a decent way to survive.  However, he was soon forced to start liquidating his gear to pay bills.  He went through several boom and bust cycles where some relative would leave him an inheritance, he'd go buy gear, then sell it to make ends meet.  In the last few years of his life, Bill struggled to keep the power on at his now-deceased dad's house.  When his property taxes lapsed, the house was finally sold at a tax auction and Bill was then sleeping in his friends' house and living in his van.  He would often come by my little office in Ottawa, just to say hi and keep warm.  

Bill had a heart of gold and was always there to help.  He helped put up my home studio, lugged countless tonnage of gear for friends without pay, and generally tried to hang around the "action" such as it is in our little corner of the world.  He will be remembered and missed by many.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 12, 2011, 09:33:51 am
How very sad.  RIP, Bill... you are missed here.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Mario Data on January 12, 2011, 11:19:34 am
Very sorry to hear this Rick.  He was always so friendly to me and others whenever I did a gig at Shakers (Ottawa).  He will be missed.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Mario Data on January 12, 2011, 11:20:03 am
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Brian Wynn on January 20, 2011, 10:14:35 pm
Canceled!!!!!!!!!!!


The Midwest LAB gathering is canceled.  This is do to a changing of the guard at the Venue.  This problem was brought to my attention this morning.  Im sorry for the inconvenience.  We hope to reschedule a new event in early fall and hope for a outdoor Venue.

Again I'm sorry if this has caused anyone any issue's.

I'm sure it will work out better in the long run.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Mario Data on January 21, 2011, 07:30:44 pm
Man that really sucks.  Thanks for trying though.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Phil LaDue on January 21, 2011, 08:25:22 pm
You guys keep killing my vacation plans.
Razz
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together - Old Merged
Post by: Alfredo Cannon on January 21, 2011, 08:29:20 pm
Cancelled due to a changing of the guard? That sux.
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Too Tall (Curtis H. List) on January 23, 2011, 06:15:52 pm
Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 13:52

Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?


 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer
 




Where???
Title: Re: Midwest LAB Get Together
Post by: Mac Kerr on January 23, 2011, 06:29:42 pm
Too Tall (Curtis H. List) wrote on Sun, 23 January 2011 18:15

Charlie Zureki wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 13:52

Peter Etheredge wrote on Sat, 23 October 2010 11:14

Is there a date set for this?
 Hello Peter,
 I think you have to bring your own date...  Laughing

 Seriously,  it sounds like fun and would love to attend again this year.

 Hammer


Where???


From the top of the page.

Sorry.

Mac