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Using multiple FOH desks through one PA... new
      #858264 - 01/09/10 04:40 AM
Hi there,
Hoping I may be able to get some sage advice from some good folks out there!
I've taken on a contract to run a fairly large music festival at the end of November - providing the gear and personnel is no problems, I have a question relating to how to make some of it happen...
We've got two stages running side by side, FOH is a combination of PS15 and R2 flown/arrayed (eight in total) with 8 RCF 8003 subs underneath.
The main stage will run a separate monitor rig with six sends and FOH will be our Midas Venice 320. The second stage will be an A&H GL2400 with four sends of monitors run from FOH. We've got enough BSS EQ to do the lot, and enough compression, fx etc to service both FOH desks individually, but I'm wondering what the most effective way to send signal from both the A&H and the Midas to the amps is? Obviously a Y split at the desk end into the FOH EQ would be the most logical, but I'm kind of looking for a little more separation - sound checking will be done on cans while the other act is playing, so I didn't want any potential spill issues or hassles.
Is there a unit that'll do it or a simple way to make it happen?
Thanks in advance for any advice you might be able to offer.

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Re: Using multiple FOH desks through one PA... [Re: bluemooner]
      #858301 - 01/09/10 10:55 AM
big boys use a XL88, matrix mixer.

Cheap option is just have the 2nd stage AH going into 2 channels on the Venice.

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Re: Using multiple FOH desks through one PA... new [Re: p.dakin]
      #858754 - 01/09/10 10:46 PM
Quote Peter Dakin:

2nd stage AH going into 2 channels on the Venice.

Done that, and works.

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