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New QLX-D - tips?

Jay Ashworth

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Feb 7, 2014
Location
St Pete FL USA
Our new mic gear is finally in (college provisioning cycles are hell), and we're setting it up on the 20th.

It's QLX-D; we'll be rebuilding our 6-channel analog Shure SKB cases into 8-channel digitals; we're going to reuse the power/splitters, and we'll be putting switches in, so we can control the 16 new recievers from WWB/Mac in the booth.

6 of our old analogs were below 600MHz, so we're keeping them; shuffling as necessary to have the 6 channels that live in the booth on those receivers if they aren't already.

I'm assuming that I'll be able to fix those 6 receivers' bands in WWB, and have it coordinate all 22 receivers, even though I'll have to tune the analog ones myself; that's correct?

WWB won't freak out if it can't find all the receivers it knows about, right?

We sometimes use one stage box, sometimes too; I don't always turn on receivers I know won't have a pack/handheld on them, depending on whom the A2 is.

I am looking forward to being able to replace a dying pack by just resyncing the new one to the relevant receiver...

Anyone have any other QLX tips or web pointers to share?
 

MNicolai

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Sarasota, FL
Yes, you can tune the QLX'D's in WWB. As for coordinating with the analog, you can either manually input the analog settings into WWB and it'll tell you where to park everything including the analog systems after you run a scan, or you can turn them all on where they currently are and it'll catch them in the scan and park your QLX-D's around them. WWB is pretty smart in that you can put just about any wireless system in it including those from AT, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, etc, and it'll play nicely together with everyone.

To maximize battery life and RF intermod, I would run at 1mW transmit power. If you encounter drop-outs you can always bump up to 10mW if needed.
 

Jay Ashworth

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Feb 7, 2014
Location
St Pete FL USA
Nice catch on the power; I'm only going 30 feet, so 1mw oughtta be fine

On the freqs, I guess I'll let WWB do a full scan the first time, put the analogs where it says, and then let it work around them on later scans.

I'm a big believer in scanning before every run.