sound

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    Ground Signal in Rack

    Hello there. I've been, over time, re-wiring/re-patching our sound rack. One thing I have run into, is there is a ground signal all the time coming out of our loudspeaker arrays. The ground loop starts in the rack. There isn't any problem with inputs into the mixer, or anything going out of the...
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    Mixers/Consoles Yamaha Rivage PM7

    Hello. I am the sound designer/operator at my theatre. We are looking into upgrading our sound console from the LS9. One that both my technical director and I have taken interest in is the PM7. Now, the only issue I'm having is that I can't seem to find any source of where to buy one or even get...
  3. Pip

    Dante certification

    Hey all!! I wanted to accomplish a couple things with this post. Firstly, I’d like to pat myself on the back and brag about my completion of the Dante Certification Level 3 by Audinate. That was fun! Secondly, I’d like to offer that if anyone wants to discuss Dante networking, I’d be...
  4. J

    What is a Mackie 24.4 VLZ worth?

    Hi Does anyone here know what a Mackie 24.4 VLZ mixing consoled is worth. I am not going to sell the board I was just wondering how much it would be worth should I decide to sell it one day. The board in in good condition and works. However some of the pots makes noise when turning the pot...
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    USITT Diagram Software

    Hi! I am going to a festival and doing a sound competition. One of the requirements for the competition is to have a USITT block diagram. Does anyone know of a software that can help me make this? I could do it by hand, but it'd just be neater and cleaner if done digitally.
  6. Darin

    Head "Wire" for lav mics

    Hi all, I have 8 Shure body mics and belt packs. In the past, we have run the wire up our actors' necks, over their ears, and taped them around their cheek bone. I know that some mics are on a stiff wire type accessory. Are these only available pre-made, or are there companies that will sell...
  7. GMeinhardt

    Mt.Lassen Theatre Remodel

    Hello from far Northern California! So glad to have found this forum. I'm a Theatre Director and Musician (retired HS Science teacher) responsible for an entire theatre remodel with only nominal experience in tech. Excited about the remodel but sometimes baffled at the challenges of merging...
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    ClearCom WH301

    Hi all! I am in desperate need of help getting my brand new ClearCom WH 301 wirless headsets to work. I can turn them on and that is it! They do not seem to connect to each other/do anything but turn on and off. They were purchased maybe a year ago and never used. I have asked ClearCom for a...
  9. J

    How to use laptop for sound

    I ran sound from MacBook Air’s headphone jack (to XLR into mixer) at a high school theater and it sounded awful. What do I need between the computer and the mixer? Am I looking for an “external sound card”? “Pre-amp”? “DAC”? And if so, what specs do I need to meet to do well in a medium-sized...
  10. K

    Manual for IRP Micro Audio EQ Pod 1.0CQ?

    I'm trying to help out a school that has an IRP Micro Audio EQ Pod 1.0CQ programmable equilizer in its sound path - and they have no manual. Usually I can find manuals online, but no joy with this one. Does anyone out there happen to have a PDF for this beast so I can try to figure out why the...
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    Microphones Sennheiser MZ 2-2 Supplier?

    Hi all, I'm working with a decent inventory (~30+) of Sennheiser MKE-2's this summer, however the company has lost most all of the original caps for the elements. I'd like to have caps as it is an outdoor production and I want all the "sweat-out" protection and wind suppression I can get before...
  12. baileypl

    Installs Best rack for 6 wireless microphones?

    In the upcoming month, we are purchasing 6 additional microphones (AudioTechnica 3000s). What is the best rack i can get for these that has locking functionality? It needs to be big enough to hold the 6 wireless receivers and a rack drawer for storing the transmitters and other miscellaneous...
  13. consoletape

    Microphones Q: Wig Mics vs Cheek Mics

    Looking for any professional input/experience regarding using wig microphones or forehead microphones as opposed to using cheek microphones that go over the ear and rest on the cheek. Any preferences or advantages/disadvantages to either one? Any input or links to anything helpful is welcome...
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    How to find funding?

    As many know, funding coming from a school district is few and far between it seems sometimes often with the arts falling by the wayside (as it is in my school district) We recently did a capital project renovation (which didnt turn out very well) and my thoughts were "if the district isnt...
  15. Brenden Friedel

    Loudspeakers Crown TI-6000

    So at my school, we have 2 Crown TI-6000. These are powered using a Dante switch. Recently anytime we turn on the system using a Crestron system it sometimes doesn't turn on the amps or it only turns on one amp. This means only one array can be powered and since we have to that's not good...
  16. Mark Warner

    Steps to take for contracted work

    I'm the Technical Director at an SPT that has a youth program that tours throughout the state and helps local schools without theatre programs. One of these schools recently approached me about about consulting with them on getting new lights and sound for their theatre (gymatorium). I...
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    Shure Body Mics

    I am working with my school to purchase some body mics for future events. The school came back with the Shure ULXS 14/85 or the Shure ULXS 124/85-J1. Does anyone have experience with the 14/85 body mics? If so, what are your reviews?
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    Seeking tips to add efficiency to my lighting, sound, props and paint.

    Hey everyone, I'm going to be doing a presentation on "Efficiency in Tech" at a local teachers conference to try and provide fellow teachers with tips, tricks, strategies and products to help them more efficiently run their classes, shops, and productions. The main topics that my section of the...
  19. Techie93

    Recording fees

    I am looking into possibility doing recording for few people who have express interests in recording them singing or playing instruments to add to their portfolio. I had people express to me they be willing to pay for my services. My question is what is the best way to price it? Do I charge by...
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    Popular Junction Box Sizes

    Hello all, Depending on the size of terminations and cabling how do you prefer your junction box size? What is the most common size for sound application in large venues with over 25 speakers and 50 connections? What are best practices when using a junction box? Any links to resources are...