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Midas M32 XLR Outs

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by LPdan, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. LPdan

    LPdan Active Member

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    Running a musical, have several situations where an additional main program feed is needed such as video camera, dressing room monitor, etc. I used to set up mix buses that were basically the same as main out, but recently started going into Routing and assigning multiple XLR outputs to MAIN L. Seems to be working well. Any down-sides to this?
     
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    NickVon Well-Known Member

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    Yes and No! Like Always.

    The additional "sends of Program feed" could probably be all the same, but they shouldn't usually be straight from the L+R bus. It's not wrong or bad, but If you end up adjusting for lots of people in the house or far fewer with your main the signal going to all those locations will also change.

    Standard practice would be to "mirror" your L out send send it to a matrix Pre-Fader. this way you can get a separate level control for video/backstage etc. with out worrying that anything you change for FOH will affect it. You can also toss a Compressor on that Matrix now, as generally green room, lobby, and video people don't like as much dynamic range in there feeds that we like in a live FOH environment.

    For really fine tuning a mix you can use a mix bus if you have time, I Usually send the video guy just a compressed Matrix feed that is my L+R. Sometimes the Videographer really wants me not to include orchestra or SFX in my send, in which case I'll use a Post Fader Mix Bus and send vocals at unity, with out any orchestra SFX, etc.
     
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    Those are great points, appreciate the feedback!!
     
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    Tried the matrix thing, added compression and EQ, nice! Thanks again.
     
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    jonliles Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    You could use an Xlive to record all inputs to to SD card. You can do the same through the USB connection. Let the videographer mix it in post.
     
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    FMEng Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Is that the same video guy that used to do everything with an EV 635 mic and a Shure M67 mixer? (ducking)
     
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    jonliles Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Where's the laughing emoji?
     
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    RonHebbard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @jonliles and @FMEng I'm impressed by anyone who's got a Shure M67 with a ducker retrofitted. I don't believe Shure included their ducker until much later than their original M67. Maybe your U.S. models had it first.
    Toodleoo!
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    I'm impressed by anyone who has outfitted a duck with an M67.
     
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    @TimMc AND an M63 as well for band pass shaping. (The M63's meter background was so much gentler on your eyes too.)
    Toodleoo!
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