Recent content by TheAngryFedora

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    war of the wireless

    Anyone who is interested in further reading, check out the theater sound list-serve archives. You can google them. There was a really interesting discussion there. As far as future possibilities are concerned, I know that there are extreme limitations to Bluetooth- particularly where range is...
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    Sound Software free-100$

    It's a phenomenal resource. Glad someone posted it here! Audio Hijack is my new best friend.
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    Area Mic's- Hypercardioid

    Hey- thanks for the thoughts. What I'm talking about, though, is picking up two center-stage soloists over ensembles fairly close on either side singing pretty loud. So, cardioid choral mic's like our AT's won't cut it. I'm looking to pinpoint some much tighter spots, try to cut out some of...
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    Area Mic's- Hypercardioid

    Hey- a couple of questions in this post. I'm designing Urinetown at my school, which is going up in a few weeks. We need to reinforce the actors. They aren't cutting it. The director does not want to use body mics unless it's absolutely necessary, and in that case this post will be...
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    Urgent, time sensitive frequency question

    Oh yes. It matters very much. An interesting story- for anyone using Sennheiser ew100's. The first generation, not the G2's. We used four of those along with seven Shure ULX's and one Shure LX. (The 8th ULX that we rented from a school was a J1 transmitter with an M1 reciever- I don't...
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    A Microphone Rental Query

    So, the way that this ended up panning out- -Drums: one Beta 98 as on OH, and an Audix D6 on the kick. -Percussion: two Beta 98's. The area of the pit was set up in such a way that the two mic's picked up a nice even spread of the whole area. -Guitars: one Sennheiser e609, and one sm57 -Bass...
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    Ground Loop Issues

    Well said.
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    Urgent, time sensitive frequency question

    Indeed. That happened to me during the very first show I ever ran. The sound designer and the light designer just started randomly setting frequencies, and none of them worked well. We switched them several times during tech, and once during the run of the show. It was not good. Even with...
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    A Microphone Rental Query

    Hey, yes, over the past week or so I've had a very quick and thorough education about some of the mic's that I've been talking about. Thanks for the advice. I'll let you know how the 421 sounds on guitar, though we just ended up going with a 57 on it. I'll test it out one day, though. It's...
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    Urgent, time sensitive frequency question

    I disagree. It's not that you pinpoint exactly which frequencies are usable at any given time, but I believe that you reference the used frequencies (TV, Radio) in the area and see where you have space. I'm almost positive that there is a way to figure this out. In fact, if you check back in...
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    Urgent, time sensitive frequency question

    Hey, this forum has helped me with a similar problem in the past, so I'm hoping that this will work once more. I am looking for a set of NINE good frequencies for Sennheiser ew100's (six G2, three regulars) in Concord, MA. Zip code: 01742. Thank you very much in advance!!! -Ben
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    Ground Loop Issues

    Hey- As far as frequencies go, we're about ten or fifteen minutes outside of Boston. So, it's pretty much an orgy of TV and Radio stations out here. We've been setting up the system early so that we can really get started selecting frequencies and spend some time tweaking. We may get...
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    A Microphone Rental Query

    Yes, of course, but we will still need to rent mic's as the kit will probably end up on drums. Do the mic's mentioned sound like good selections, though? I've got to call the place today or tomorrow.
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    A Microphone Rental Query

    [I'm copying and pasting this post from the recording.org forums.] Hello there- I'm looking for some advice on which microphones to rent for a musical that I'm working on. We need two good condensers for guitar/bass, two for random percussion, and one for a cello. Our current thought is...
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    Ground Loop Issues

    Thank you very much for the advice. A couple of questions/points- 1) What is wrong with a ground lift? What are the drawbacks of such a device? Is it dangerous? Unreliable? 2) Extension cords may be an option, but the board is in the back of the house and we would be gaffing the cable down...