Recent content by dude2144

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    Snake that leads to nowhere?

    the stage is only about 5 ft high and the stuff they have under there is taking all of the space, not rly enough space to walk in. Getting under there would be moving a row of risers and pulling out a ton of equipment. The snake that we do use has a box end on stage, goes up into our catwalk...
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    Snake that leads to nowhere?

    So I was looking around the auditorium at the high school i go to and there is a snake with around 20 inputs that leads from the stage left wing where our amps are. The snake goes into the wall, I think under the stage, but never comes out. It doesn't lead to our booth and isn't being used for...
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    High school stage managers? a quick question....

    Sorry, I reread my post and realized that I did not say what I ment. I tried to say that it does not need to be over complicated and that besides saying to wear all black, other things would just be decided from common sense. Museav, if a particular group has more specific guidelines than...
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    Searching for sound effects

    i agree with echnaret. If you know that you're going to have access to the internet in the future what is the point of using up all the space on a hard drive when you can download good sounds quickly. I use some sound effects in movie editing, and i use http://www.freesound.org/index.php
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    High school stage managers? a quick question....

    I agree that if someone on the running crew showed up the night of a show wearing a bright pink shirt or something similar it would be a problem but teaching newer members of the crew simply by example seems much more simple than doing something like writing out a set of guidelines. And isn't...
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    High school stage managers? a quick question....

    The crew at my high school is really laid back, running crew wears all black for shows but lighting and sound can wear whatever. We've never had an issue with brightly colored shoes or socks. Most of our crew are girls but I've never heard of an issue with jewelry. Honestly i think crew...
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    Installs Help with Power Amp placement

    sorry that post was stupid yes the mains are being used right now the snake is connected to board, so if i took the main outs from the board went through the EQ and if i need it the compressor then into the snake. The last question I have is how to test specific frequency ranges to calibrate...
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    Installs Help with Power Amp placement

    heres an updated sketch. Once the signal goes from the main out from the mixer into the EQ where should it go next? right now its not going anywhere unless i tracked the wiring back wrong its going into the EQ but it doesn't come out
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    Installs Help with Power Amp placement

    Eboy87 they don't really have to, in my first post I asked if the better place for them is the booth or on stage and so far it seems to be a mixed opinion but no they do not really have to be moved. Because of the complexity of moving them I might just end up just fixing the rack. The only...
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    Installs Help with Power Amp placement

    rwhealey Sorry I did not have time to check the names of any equipment in the system but i did throw a line drawing together without it. About possible loss because of a long connection from amp to speaker, the cable would only have to be extended 75 to 100 ft, the house is not very large...
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    Installs Help with Power Amp placement

    @avkid thanks for the tips. Unfortunately we have close to no money to hire someone but I will see if i can find someone. About the setup, we have four speakers in the house, two mains in the front of the house and two smaller ones in the middle, all of them are positioned on the walls. The...
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    Installs Help with Power Amp placement

    Hello, I am the "Sound Tech" at my high school. I the quotes are because I had to teach almost everything to myself but what I am wondering about today is the placement for the amps powering all of the speakers. Our current set up was horribly done, wires are lose everywhere and its all a mess...
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    "Greased Lightning" Ideas

    last year my hs did a production of "Back to the 80's" where we needed a car. We ended up actually getting the front half of a car stripped of any internal parts and put that on a wooden platform. Before we knew we could get that we took the platform and cut out the silhouette of the car...