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    Microphones What Mic are they using?

    I thought so too. Countryman making that specific green for Wicked and other somewhat publicized news pieces. But I remember a couple of tours where producers had issue with the sound and they brought in a new designer who swapped all the Countryman for DPA and "the issue was solved". Is it...
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    Microphones What Mic are they using?

    Since this discussion is all over the place, thought I'd drop this in. Is there a general dislike for Countrymann lavs in theatre? Or at all I guess? I've used them a bunch, always because that's what was there before. But the best thing about them, for me, was the customer service. You call...
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    LED Birdie

    Sorra makes some amazing MR-16s. That's really what's spurring this. I have a box of them left over from a previous install and wanted to rig up a few birdies to a smart home plug at home. I bought a Source Four Mini on eBay for way too much money. It came with a halogen MR16 and I put in one...
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    Will Music Livestreams Have Any Staying Power After The Pandemic Subsides?

    The interesting thing about sports, being a complete non-sports person, is people like the "game day experience" either at the ballpark or not. Game days at home is everyone crammed around the big screen, a cooler of "American" beer and a "It's not delivery, its DiGiorno" pizza. Or if it's a...
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    LED Birdie

    Sorry, reviving another old thread. Does anyone know of a 12v birdie?
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    Wheelchair Ramp

    Yea I'm a long term contractor. I'd agree that rolling access to the stage isn't the same as rolling access to the audience. To be honest, we determined the booth size and height off the floor specifically to get around needing a ramp. The stage ramp was also installed for other purposes like...
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    Wheelchair Ramp

    Oh wow Bill I had no idea. Edit: Just did a little googling and it looks like CA code overrides federal ADA though. Places of worship may be exempted from ADA but not from California Building Code (2007 CBC) 1134B "Accessibility for Existing Buildings" and 1104B.6 "Religious facilities"
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    Wheelchair Ramp

    Based on the effort and finishing of it, it sure seems to be permanent. I can't see what they would gain by using it for the livestream since we've been doing that since day 1. And it's usually just a trio during the livestream I can't imagine why they'd need space. Part of it is perplexing at...
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    Stage Doors & Truck Docks. . .

    I worked for a while at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, the largest hotel by rooms and event space on the west coast outside of vegas. Our main loading dock was underground and shared with 2 hotels plus a museum and you couldn't turn around inside, so a semi could technically fit but would...
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    LED RGB downlights Ethernet

    I think what would be most frustrating from a maintenance and future-proof aspect is this product is just another proprietary protocol using everyday cabling. In 10 years you won't be able to expand or replace and you'll have the same massive issue just like the OP of this thread.
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    Wheelchair Ramp

    Since I haven't been mixing at my usual church, I haven't noticed the progress but here's the back story. Church moved into a new building in 2017-18 but was an existing church previously in an older building. In the old building the stage was about 16' deep x 35' wide. The new space the stage...
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    Will Music Livestreams Have Any Staying Power After The Pandemic Subsides?

    As someone who frequents Disneyland, I've been watching tons of ride throughs. Both to see rides from parks I haven't been to yet and to be reminiscent of those rides that I have ridden. If anything, real experiences, in my opinion, will boom once people feel safe in the world again. Having...
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    LED RGB downlights Ethernet

    The UniFi LED Panel shows it is "Powered by native 802.3at PoE+ technology" which is provided by a UniFi ethernet switch. So I was saying it would be cool to have this in more lighting types and be sACN vs whatever UniFi's proprietary control protocol. I was wrong though, only the AC powered...
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    Microphones Miking Stage for PA

    My usual route is analog in a service closet with the 70v amp because I don't want someone to accidentally think this compressor is for something it isn't. Such an annoying thing about audio is depending on what the use case for the audio is determines what "good enough" is.
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    LED RGB downlights Ethernet

    I'm not understanding. sACN travels along with all the other data on the ethernet cable as is. It doesn't use any specific wires to do so.