Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by mbenonis, Oct 17, 2007.
A friend from graduate school developed a product called Canvas. It's a pretty cool platform that blends the engineering and artistic side of sound design. It's very visual in nature and allows you to build a system and design through building blocks.
I don't want to misrepresent his product too much, so please visit the website : https://avae.io/
There is a free trial and plenty of videos that show the features of the software. Please check it out!
I'm thinking lobby situations, so preshow background muzak of some sort that ends and unmutes live feed based on time of day so the music would automatically fade out at 8pm and show feed fades up.
Seems simple but probably isn't.
Edit ps: oops, I didn't see the topic before I hit send. You can do a couple of things: a pre show track whose start time is determined by the length, like a dead roll in radio - you start it to end at say, 7:30 curtain speech but don't turn it up until you open the lobby.
Back when I was actively mixing musicals I had a pre-show scene that re-routed signals so the lobby feed was fed directly from my playback device (a Sandisc MP3 player) and the PGM feed was disconnected from the lobby, hearing assistance, green room and dressing room feeds. This let me check mics, foldback, and SFX without it going everwhere. I had a "pre show completed" scene that restored the PGM feeds to everything and maintained the lobby preshow feed until I went to the curtain speech scene and the preshow faded out and was replaced with PGM.
processor. PM or email me ([email protected]) and I'll walk you thru it.
cue system. Great support, fast learning curve, does video and slides. PC compatible.
switch could be done by hand, but too many times either sound check audio ends up in lobbies or program doesn't get turned up.
Hoping for something small because it's really just a programmable mixer and am hoping to be able to implement in a few different locations if they buy into it, but needs to be simple.
Could be a PC or dedicated auto mixer or some other box.
OSC controllable over ethernet.
theatre director/instructor position at a public school in Mass., USA. My dept head tried to order the current Qlab from Figure 53, but we only use PURCHASE ORDERS to buy things in the district and they won't accept a PO.
Are there any resellers who would accept a Purchase Order to obtain advanced licenses? Kind of tearing my hair out here; Fig 53 won't budge and the district will ONLY purchase via PO (no credit card). It seems a little crazy to me.
Older versions of Qlab are free for regular playback and available on the figure53 website under older versions.
I mostly use V2 because its the most simple for clients to install and do into music for awards etc.
I can't actually find any resellers, and my playback needs are not super complex, so I think I may just go with a previous version.
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