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    Leprecon dimmers - any opinions?

    I tend to shy away from Leprecon lighting equipment myself, but my most of my experience is not recent, therefore may not be relevant to their current equipment In times past I've used both their analog and digital boards and dimmers in various systems, some installed gear, some rental. I've...
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    Ethics in Live Performances

    Grog12, I wonder if this is maybe the true point of discussion here. Some people would agree that by using autotune, you are substituting the actors voice with the instrument. In an extreme case, I suppose I can see that happening. Under normal use, just touching up a few missed notes, I...
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    Lighting Tech: Is It Too Late?

    As I've been reading this thread, I've been doing a little mental math, and came up with approximately 1/4 of the people that I know who are regular, full-time, make-a- living-at-it employees of this industry have tech theater backgrounds. That means most of them have degrees from outside this...
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    Autotune in Musical Theatre

    I understand what you are saying, and I think my point of contention is a matter of degree. There is a bit of a difference between someone who flat out can't sing, and someone who slips a bit hitting certain notes. I understood that we are trying to help a performer who is struggling with a...
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    Autotune in Musical Theatre

    But the idea that I'm using a tool to "fix" a problem and give my audience a better experience is the same regardless of what problem I'm "fixing". I wish all drummers could tune their drums, vocalist could control their dynamics, and flutes had more bottom end. I also wish some singers didn't...
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    Autotune in Musical Theatre

    WRT the tech aspects, never used autotune live, but our recording program got hold of some tracks to use in the studio classes that included an autotuned vocal track somehow. I don't the details but the delay on that track was noticeable, and supposedly a result of the signal passing though the...
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    Creating a center track on a LR CD?

    I'm not familiar with that CD but I would infer that the inversion is left inverted with respect to right on the fourth of that track. "stereo" tracks typically have some information that is discrete to one track or the other because instruments have been panned left or right. Think about a...
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    Mixers/Consoles LS9 Editor, inserting New Scene in list.

    I've never had to insert just one scene but when I load a bunch of cues for a show, I write them in whatever order they get rehearsed and then move them to new addresses when I get the final show order.
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    Ramp Connectors

    Perhaps I'm just cheap, but would loose-pin-hinges on the sides of the ramp work? Mate the ramp to the platform, drop the pins, and off you go. Matt
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    EQ suggestions for...

    What I've done in the past is dial up a small room verb on the MidiVerb, bring it back to the board 100% wet and cut the mids. then mix it with the dry signal. The theory here is to cut the mids out of the verb so the effects don't interfere with the dry voice and the verb makes a nice boomy...
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    Microphones Recommendations for Expanding Microphone Inventory

    Don't turn you back on Audix stuff, especially if you are looking for percussives. We picked up a set a year or so ago consisting of (2) D2 and one each D4, D6, I5. I've used the D6 on kick drum, concert bass drum, tuba solo, and both upright and electric Basses. the i5 is isimailar to a 57 and...
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    Mics for choir and/or stage plays

    For choir, my go-to mic is our MX202s. Properly deployed, they do a reasonable job of picking up the choir. Deployed too high, or too far away, and they don't sound good at all. That being said, this summer I helped out on a community theater gig that used an AudioTechnica version of that mic...
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    micing setup for a jazz band?

    Why do you feel that everything needs to be mic'd??? Large open rooms, like your gym, usually benefit from a little careful assistance, rather than bast the room wist the combined mishmash of 16 mics. DI the keys and the bass, those will probably have to be in the system mic the guitar with a...
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    What is it #659458? (Matrix pin)

    A company I once worked for had a Leprechaun?? board with similar pins, 24 ch two scene plus 12 subs IIRC... anyway, we had color coded pins. Reds were full intensity, greens were 50, I think we had pins for 75 and 25 too. I can't say I liked it. Dang pins would roll and bounce forever if you...
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    Production Participation Contract

    While in college, I took a couple theater classes where we put on a show for a grade. Rehearsals during class time, the production was our "final". At the beginning of the class everyone had to write a brief paper about what we were going to do for the show. Actors had to include their...