though I haven't had experience with this specific piece of gear...
it certainly is an improvement from what you have now. Good experience in runnning digital outboard gear, though from a teaching perspective I think it would be easier to teach the function of the units (parametric EQ, graphic EQ, Limiter, Compressor) on seperate units where you can see all the controls.
actors love to sit on floor mics. they love to turn off thier wireless bodypack and neglect to turn it back on when they go on stage (despite warnings not to touch the damn thing). batteries are expensive, and actors don't understand. actors never friggin project enough. give me a few more days of rehearsal, and i'll be sure to post some more
It is all about the grants, our guitar teacher fills out a bunch of apllications a DAY and so if he only gets like 1/8 of what he sends in he still gets enough cash to buy nice electronic drums a digital recored/mixer and some cool guitar stuff
sorry to veer back OT, but the last time I used one of those Ultracurves I was actually surprised. The thing wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The EQ is fine, pretty surgical, as opposed to a musical EQ like the KlarkTechniks DN360. The delay and crossover functions are a nice addition, although for the price I would prefer a dbx driverack. The compression is the one thing I was not happy about - definitely pales in comparison to the dbx 266. So you don't want to get rid of that.
As a far as a fair priced preset digital para/graphic EQ goes, it works magic for the money. If it was my money though, I'd save up for the Driverack PA.
The DriveRack PA is well over twice as much $ though.
Too late! I submitted the funding request already We'll see how it turns out.
Were you using the older Ultracurves, the 2U models? I guess I don't remember there being compression on those, just limiting.
Still, as I said, I don't intend to replace the 266A compressor. The biggest reason for purchase was that it is an inexpensive RTA. The Rane RTA is like $400 on its own, and DriveRacks are $450+ I needed to be under $300.
Perhaps another time I just installed the dbx DDP in our stadium system... it's *nice*.