Wireless Mic Software Idea

do you think this is a good idea


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Hughesie

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As a sound tech that uses lots of Radio Mic's i find it hard to stay in touch with what mic has been fitted and what hasn't been done or wether their is a problem with one


and i know your awnser is Cans we have them but you can't mix and have the headset on it's just a fact plus you have to contend with LX cues and fly cues AND MANY MORE


what about a computer sytem with a screen beside the sound desk and one where the mic's are being fitted

that does the following

Alows the sound tech at a glance to see if the mic they're about to use is fitted and to who

talk to the mic people by chat

for the mic people to report trouble with one of the mic

Please tell me if this has already been done

i just thought it was a gr8 idea
 

Radman

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Wow I had to read that a couple times to actually understand what you were trying to say but now I understand. I think it is a great idea and I don't know if it's been done, but I doubt it. Should be interesting though.
 

Hughesie

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Yeh sorry im not the best speller but you get the gist of it

By the way Radman i love your end phrase

Let me drop everything and work on your problem

Pure truth
 

Hughesie

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I am still a student so i am young but this would really help

(i suppose you could use a chat program)

CHEAP CHEAP
 

avkid

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Re: Sound Software Idea

Hughesie89 said:
and remember
Feedback destroyers ARE TAKING OUR JOBS
umm... no, In fact I just took ours out of the signal chain because they produce a horrble buzz even with the gain at a reasonable level and they don't stop feedback!
 

Hughesie

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OH ok im ignorant and just thought i'd say somthing thought provoking at the end of my message
 

avkid

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Do you have any idea how much it would cost to develop the software, hardware and distribution for such a product?

Answer: more than most of us will ever see in our lives
 
Hi,

well I thought about a similar system for communication with stage-hands during a show, asking for line-check and so on, but I never realized that software. I think it should consists of (at least) two computers, and utilize default Ethernet connections.

Tomy
 

6ftstudios

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The idea is good, but personally, I wouldn't use it. If I'm MIXING...the last thing i want to do is take my hands off the board to type. Or off the stage to look at a screen. Also, most of the time(as a TD) i don't have my mixers on com. There is someone designated to sit there on script/com for them and that person relays any necessary communication to the mixer and from the mixer.
 

Hughesie

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The idea is good, but personally, I wouldn't use it. If I'm MIXING...the last thing i want to do is take my hands off the board to type. Or off the stage to look at a screen. Also, most of the time(as a TD) i don't have my mixers on com. There is someone designated to sit there on script/com for them and that person relays any necessary communication to the mixer and from the mixer.
not all theatre have enough crew for that
 

jkowtko

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This would actually be a good application for instant messing (IM). If you have internet access within the theater, provide a simple IM-based program that allows for communication between FOH and backstage crew outside of clearcom. You could hook up as many PCs as you want to the same "show" through the IM ... kind of like a chat board but with a structured UI to deal specifically with theater operations.

I know when I'm running the soundboard the last thing I want is a headphone covering my ear. I bought a featherweight Telex headset but I still have to pull it off in order to hear properly. We set up a single "attention" light between main and sound booths, but I need more information than just a simple on/off indicator. An IM-based program might do the trick.
 

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