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Wireless Mic Software Idea

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Hughesie, Aug 27, 2005.

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do you think this is a good idea

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  1. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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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
     
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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.
     
  3. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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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
     
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    Radman Well-Known Member

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    :)
     
  5. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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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
     
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    No they aren't. Feedback destroyers are crap, and do not do a good job at all. They seriously butcher the sound quality. Feedback destroyers still do not mix for you.
     
  7. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Re: Sound Software Idea

    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!
     
  8. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything like this

    if there isn't WHY NOT!
     
  10. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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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
     
  11. Andy_Leviss

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    Actually, by combining a couple different pieces of hardware and software, this already exists on many shows. See my post in the other thread on this for details.
     
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    can I get a like to that thread?
     
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    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
     
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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.
     
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    thanks for the link
     
  17. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    wow, bring back the past via posts

    very nice :)
     
  18. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    not all theatre have enough crew for that
     
  19. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator Premium Member

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    If you also have playback via QLab or another program, the computer operator can often double as the comms person for the engineer.
     
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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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