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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Eboy87, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Eboy87

    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

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    If you could get any equipment you wanted for your FOH position, what would it be?

    To the best of my knowledge, here's what I'd want

    Mixer:
    DigiDesign VENUE, which includes the snake from stage to mixer and pro tools recording

    FOH rack:
    a couple 'a Lexicon PCM 91's and 81's, and maybe a 960L for efx and reverb
    DBX Driverack 4800
    DBX 160's compressors
    DBX 1070 gates

    Speakers:
    JBL Vertec line array

    Amps:
    QSC

    Misc.
    One of those tall rolly chairs, since we have nothing close to it in our booth, and I think they're cool

    Now, I'd like to see what you'd want
     
  2. Fusiondude

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    Dream FOH

    Mixer:
    Midas XL4

    FOH Rack:
    Processing by Drawmer & Klark Teknik
    EFX by Lexicon, TC Electronic & Yamaha

    Mics:
    Sennheiser 5000 series wireless
    Neumann
    AKG
    Sennheiser
    Shure

    Amps:
    Crest
    QSC

    FOH Speakers:
    Clair Brothers P4 Arrays complimented w/ Martin Audio subs

    Misc:
    Aeron Chairs
     
  3. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator Premium Member

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    An excellent list, EBoy87! However, I find it very interesting that you want to use QSC amps with the VerTec arrays - usually one uses Crown MA-5000 or I-Tech amps because of the horsepower required. Speaking of which, I would *LOVE* to work with the I-Tech amps.
     
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    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i was having second thoughts about them. I'm going to change my answer to Crown I-Tech (that is the one that networks to control DSP and preformance, right).
     
  5. Andy_Leviss

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    Well, if you're going VerTec, it's certainly worth considering getting them with the DrivePack setup that JBL now sells for them. It's a team effort between a number of their sister companies, dbx on the processing end, I can't remember who makes the amp offhand. They come mounted on the back of the new DP VerTec cabs, or you can get retrofit kits to turn standard VerTec cabs into powered models.
     
  6. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator Premium Member

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    Crown makes the amplifier component, and it's the same technology as the I-Tech amplifiers. While I have worked with the VerTec's, I have not yet seen VerTec's equipped with DrivePacks.
     
  7. The_Guest

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    Crown, dbx, AKG, Lexicon, BSS, JBL, DOD, Digitech, infinity, and others are all owned by Harman International (think Harman Kardon).

    Midas, KT, Ev, Audiocom, Dynacord, Vega, etc are all owned by Telex.

    Any other large audio groups out there?
     
  8. Fusiondude

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    Mackie, EAW, EAW Commercial, Tapco, Ampeg, Crate, Crate Audio, Alvarez, Rhythm Art, MarketPlace, Knilling and Austin are owned by Loud Technologies Inc.

    AKG, Amek, Lexicon, Soundcraft and Spirit by Soundcraft are also owned by Harman International.
     
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    Although a software company, SIA is also owned by Loud.
     
  10. Inaki2

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    Console:
    CADAC J-Type w/automation

    Processing:
    Lexicom 960L
    TC Electronics M2000
    Eventide H8000
    Drawmer DS404
    BSS 901
    dbx 162SL

    Speakers:
    Nexo GeoT and CD18 subs
    Camco Amplifiers
    Lake Contour Processing
     
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    The I-techs are an interesting thought with a lot of potential but really aren't that great in my experience. So far we've had two blow a set of transistors under a minimal load. The network interface is also shaky at best.
     
  12. avkid

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    56 Channel Soundcraft Series Five
     
  13. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator Premium Member

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    This surprises me greatly. Crown, in my experience, has always turned out quality products which have passed a rigorous testing cycle. Have you contacted someone at Crown about this, and if so, what was their response?

    As far as the IQnet goes, I do agree that it can be unreliable at times - I've seen it freeze up for a second or two more times than I can count. Has anyone approached Crown about this issue?
     
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    They are both being shipped back to crown. It'll be interesting to see what they have to say. At the time of the incident, the dust covers actaully blew off the front. I wasn't around at the time but apparently it was about as loud as a .22.
     
  15. ricc0luke

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    (1)dbx DBX480 Loudspeaker Management Processor
    (1)dbx AFS-224 Strereo/Dual Mono Feedback Suppression Processor
    (2)dbx Blem 3231L Dual 31-Band Graphic Equalizer
    (2)dbx 120A Subharmonic Synth
    (12+)dbx ProVocal Vocal Strip
    (1)Furman AR-1215 AC Line Regulator
    (1)Pioneer CMX-3000 Dual Rackmount CD Player

    (1) Mackie Onyx 3280 Premium 32-Channel Analog Live Sound Console

    (12+)Shure SLX Wireless Mics

    A crap load of Crown or maybe QSC amps.

    JBL Speakers.



    (as you might be able to tell... I am a BIG dbx fan!)
     
  16. The_Guest

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    Yep, that must be why you requested blemished gear by them.
     
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    Everyone loves dbx.
     
  18. Foxinabox10

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    My dream console for my high school, anyway would be a Midas Verona 48 Channel.
     
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    im not a big sound guy but i would love to have a midas
     
  20. jammers

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    dream Foh

    (designed for live music)

    Midas XL3

    2xXTA DP224
    1xXTA GQ600

    2x DBX 162SL
    8x DBX 160a
    6x Drawmer DS201

    1xYamaha Spx 2000
    1xYamaha Pro R3
    2xYamaha Rev500

    QSC Powerlights
    Funktion-One resoluion 5's
    Funktion-One F218's
    *or*
    L`accoustic Vdosc (depending on venue dimensions, not outdoors!)

    Mics:
    kick- audix D6
    snare top- beta 57
    snare bot- sm57
    high hat- sennheiser K3
    toms- beta 98
    ride- sennheiser K3
    overheads- akg414
    bass di- bss active di
    bass mic- beta 52
    guitars (elec)- sennhesier MD421 and Sm57
    guitars (acc)- akg c1000
    sax- beta98
    trumpet- sm57
    bongo,congas- audix F10
    misc- sm57, sm58, beta57 or c1000
    vocals- audix OM7


    Certainly wouldnt moan driving that system!

    J
     

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