Using Jackfield for outboard kit in a small theatre set-up?
#842203 - 24/06/10 05:07 PM
I'm now involved with theatre that needs to do some work on improving the set-up within
its sound mixing area.
We have an 18 channel Allen & Heath desk plus 1
effects unit and 3 stereo Compressors. This processing kit is sufficient for the theatre's
needs/productions. There is also an unused configurable jackfield
(normalled/semi-normalled etc) in the rack.
I'm thinking of now using the
current jackfield set up semi-normalised to access the mixing desk channel insert points,
group insert points and main insert. (Just accessing all the Desk Inserts!)
then thinking of buying another jackfield set-up un-normalled for the compressor inputs
and outputs to be able to patch the desk input points as required.
about leaving the effects unit off of the jackfield to make life easy and wire it
permanently from a spare Post Fade AUX and bring the return back into a spare pair of line
input channels. Also if we then get a graphic EQ we could have the option of patching
that into ie the main insert points or not should we choose.
I can't see the
point of wiring the Effects unit on the jackfield in this scenario? Am I missing
The other option I guess is too leave the jackfield (as it currently
is) and just hardwire the insert points manually on the back of the desk as required?
Just wondered if these ideas would logistically and operational make sense and be
valid with other such live sound environments/set-ups?
Re: Using Jackfield for outboard kit in a small theatre set-up?
[Re: Exalted Wombat]
#842258 - 24/06/10 11:10 PM
The theatre is used for both a variety of live music and some stage shows.Any Compression
used would be applied/connected on inserts on individual channels or groups for typical
Compression reasons. I was just simply interested to know how other small live music
venues/theaters who have minimal outboard might set-up for accessibility/interconnection
purposes (Jackfield/no jackfield/just jackfield for inserts etc).
leave x6 trailing inserts leads to plug into the back of the desk as the insert
connections are accessible. There might be sound engineers who come into the theatre
and I just thought this might be frowned upon.....
I reckon I'll go with my
original thoughts. Sorry if this post is a bit vague or if I can't get my question