Love the multiple monitor mixes, just had a basic reverb and delay for effects. Didn't get any time with the board Friday, as I was wiring up my patchbay... But yeah, everything went well!! People were impressed with the speed of soundchecks, and the performance of the mixer. Now I have a bit of time to go through effects, play with the gates etc. Didn't try hooking up the Mac Mini to record etc. My next gig is July 9, so it will be the full meal deal by then!!
I did run through the UPS I bought.
But for going in blind, aside from watching videos on YouTube, I found the board VERY intuitive. The last band, a metal band that I've done sound for, really shone. I always had issues with the one of the two singers, just hard to EQ before. I was able to dial him right in, and got compliments from people who have heard the band before.
I know it's not an LS-9, 5D or M7, but for me I think it will be a great fit!
Old mixer & rack:
I used to drag these to all the gigs...
The only rack I used, was power for the monitors (bottom amp, a QSC CX404: 4x250W @ 8ohms)
My handiwork with the patch panel (hey, I worked hard on it )
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