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    A Marker For our History

    I've been living on the retirement savings I'd planned on not using until 2024. Sold off a chunk of my microphone collection, now wondering how I'm going to pay my taxes. Between March 13, 2020, and April 25, 2021, I've worked 4 days. OTOH, this week has been busy, but only have 4 days of...
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    What mains do you use?

    If you're needing DSP for Fulcum Acoustics loudspeakers you should be in contact with Fulcrum, who can advise on DSP choice and the factory-developed and approved settings for the DSP units they recommend. You will not get optimum loudspeaker performance from other DSPs or using other settings...
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    What mains do you use?

    Time for a book plug... Welll, it seems if I put the Amazon URL in, the forum software converts it to a media tag with no URL. F. Alton Everest/Ken Pohlmann "Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Ed" McGraw-Hill Mastery of each page is not required, but grokking a concept is easier when one...
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    On Broadway.... (the lamb lies down?)

    Well, Gabriel won't be appearing on the tour, for me that means no heroic trip to see the show. If they do a 2nd tier city back end to the tour I'll go if they get close. Phil story - he remained on his union local's call list and would turn up on demo sessions, jingles, etc playing for scale...
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    On Broadway.... (the lamb lies down?)

    When will Broadway "be back"? https://www.npr.org/2021/05/03/993213067/broadway-shows-can-reopen-in-may-but-that-doesnt-mean-they-will (Genesis will be touring this winter)
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    Midas M32R Output Levels

    The answer is the free version of the YouLean Loudness Meter. It can run as a hosted plug in (almost any DAW, Audio Hijack on Mac) or as a hostless application. Each streaming service has a different input level and dynamic range expectation. It's not as simple as setting a peak level.
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    Midas M32R Output Levels

    The X32/M32 XLR outputs are capable of about +/-12V of total swing at 0DBFS. My guess is the client was running up to "0" and found it very, very loud.
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    What mains do you use?

    I've seen the "generic DSP" settings applied in too many installations, but the one that took the prize was the auditorium that had multiple DSP devices installed in the amp racks, but only 2 of them had audio routed through them... and the processing was only bare-minimum crossover settings. I...
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    Automated Fixtures VL1100 Troubleshooting

    There is/was a tiny magnet attached to (or imbedded in) the gobo wheel and there is a Hall Effect sensor that "sees" that magnet. Either the magnet is missing (Martin glued their magnets), the Hall Effect sensor has gone bad or come unplugged (or has damaged wiring). These are the most common...
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    What mains do you use?

    My immediate thought - don't spend any money on a loudspeaker system until you can get an in person review and walk-thru of the auditorium with a person who does audio for a living.
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    Phillips Strand Lighting Board Audio Device Failure Error?

    Ken, that's great... but for those of us following along at home, what gems of knowledge, which pearls of Neo wisdom, what sorcery were invoked to achieve Cosmic Oneness with the Neo?
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    Important NEC Tentative Interim Amendments--Public Comment

    Nope, no objections on the face of it, Steve. Regs are generally written in the blood of victims so I was mostly curious as to "who died" or what theater or sound stage burned. You're certainly correct that something likely happened at some point in theater history.... if nobody died we...
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    Important NEC Tentative Interim Amendments--Public Comment

    My outlook on most things Regulatory or Code is that they exist to greatly reduce the likelihood of death or serious injury to persons and reduce the instances and severity of property damage. With that in mind, I see a general utility to having a pilot light for makeup/hair station receptacles...
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    Lycian Follow Spot Model 1238 Not Working

    Presuming your AC power is good (yes, you said you checked... check again with another 1000W fixture to verify) it points to failure of the cordset or power switch. The parts diagram does not show a cover or lamphouse interlock switch, but that would be another point of failure. The 1238 also...
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    Lycian Follow Spot Model 1238 Not Working

    Does the fan come on?