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Readers' Rigs

Postby The Korff » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:51 pm

Hello all,

As those of you who've read Performing Musician magazine will know, we run a regular feature called Readers' Rigs, where readers send in photos of... er, their rigs, and write a short piece on what they've got and how they use it. So far we've featured a bassist's rig, including instruments, amps & effects etc., and a keyboard/FOH/lighting rig (from a particularly imaginative keyboardist/singer who built everything into one rack).

You may see where this is going... Do you want to be featured? If so, post a photo of your rig (whatever that may be — lighting, venue/touring PA, keyboard, etc.), and if it looks interesting enough, I'll get back to you with a PM and you'll be featured in the mag. For whoever we decide to fetuare, there will be PRIZES!

So don't delay, get your photos in and WIN WIN WIN!

Cheers,

Chris

PS How do you like the new mag?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Dave Gate » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:08 pm

Although I don't work there as a staff member any more (having gone freelance) I could give you some good stuff on 53 Degrees in Preston; which is a 1200 and 400 capacity venue where I designed both lighting, sound and video rigs.

PM me if you want.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby feline1 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:25 pm

lol have I got a ring for u...

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby planetnine » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:45 am

you've got two minutes to get that lot off during changeover!! :bouncy:

how long does that stage setup take to rig? -you need to be introduced to the 19-inch rack and pre-wired rigs! ;)
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby PWGLE » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:22 pm

If you give me till the 23rd of May I can take picture of our rig...

Its for an electro band (myspace.com/touchband) the rig consits of a 2x MacBookPro's running Logic 8, Synths, Keytar, and a few other treats. I program the show live in Logic 8, and the patchs use automatic midi switching to route the other guys instruments correctly.... its rather cunning...

(but we have 2 laptops incase one crashes and dies! :P)

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby planetnine » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:28 pm

is this stage rigs or PA rigs?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby seablade » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:18 pm

There is a difference? ;)

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby planetnine » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:56 am

seablade wrote:There is a difference? ;)

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um, i think i'm being a bit slow here, Performing Musician, ...are we talking synth and keyboard stacks with MIDI neural nets or sound engineers playing how-big-was-that-fish?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby seablade » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:18 pm

Nathan wrote:
seablade wrote:There is a difference? ;)

Seablade

um, i think i'm being a bit slow here, Performing Musician, ...are we talking synth and keyboard stacks with MIDI neural nets or sound engineers playing how-big-was-that-fish?

Nah I understood what you meant, just having a bit of fun, or trying to. Considering how I feel that was likely much more funny to me than anyone else at the moment, but lots of various drugs for disease tends to do that to you I suppose...

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby blackelk » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:53 pm

How long does it take to tear that down?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby feline1 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:25 pm

Nathan wrote:you've got two minutes to get that lot off during changeover!! :bouncy:

how long does that stage setup take to rig? -you need to be introduced to the 19-inch rack and pre-wired rigs! ;)

Believe it or not, back in the day we got the set-up time down for all that down to 18 minutes!
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby suburbancore » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:49 pm

I saw this thread after I posted a thread requiring some advice on our brand new Touring setup.

I'am gonna take the chance to get into some more detail here.

The band plays either fast punk-rock or reggae-dub (depending on how we feel at the time and the venue).

The instruments and backline varies a lot since none of us have settled completely but it's from a choice of the following:

Guitarist 1:
Custom-made SG with EMG active pickups
Custom-made Telecaster with dimarzios
JCM900 100w 2x12 (open-back) Combo with 2x12 (closed-back) marshall extension cabinet
Vox Time-machine delay
Boss SD1
Jim dunlop wah wah

Guitarist 2:
Fender Vintage 52 Telecaster Reissue (dub sets)
Gibson Voodoo SG (punk sets)
Mesa Boogie 2 channel triple recto
Epiphone Socal 4x12 Cab
TC Electronics Nova Delay
Eletro Harmonix H.O.G.

Bassist:
Warwick Fortress Bass w/ active EMGs
Cheapo Fender Jazz copy with Basslines quarter-pound pickups
EBS Neogorm 350W combo

Drums
4-piece Yamaha stage custom set w./ various percussion items

Miced up:
3 Beta 58s on vocals (2 guitarists + drummer)
Guitar cabs miced up with sm57s
Toms + Kick + Overheads : Mics from the Red5 Drum-Mic kit (actually bought after a favourable review on SOS)
Snare: Beyerdynamic M201TG (favourite on snare)
Bass using the EBS DI (which sounds awesome)
A selection of other mics just in case :P

Ran into a Behringer Xenyx XL2400 Desk,
FX1 and FX2 from the desk feed a Lexicon MX400
Mon1+2 and Aux1+2 are used as monitor sends for 4 individual mixes.

Drums are grouped to sereo in group 1+2 and group 3+4 depending on the venue and setup are either stereo Vox or mono Vox and Mono Guitars (yeas , I don't really believe in stereo for live bands that much :P)

2 x DBX 266 Dual compressor/gates on the drums (kick,snare,tom,floor tom)
1 x Samson S-Com 4s quad compressor/gate used for anything else that might require some compression depending on how it all feels on the night, usually Bass + Vox and occasionally the stereo group of the drums

The monitor sends feed 2x db Technologies Opera 205s (one for each guitarist) and 2 x Mackie SRM450s one for the drummer and one for the bassist.

The main outs of the desk go to a Driverack PA ran in 2x4 mode (low/high only) which feeds 2x db Technologies Opera stage 61.18 18" subs (1 left and 1 right) and 2 x db Technologies Flexsys F212 (2x12" + Horn sattelites).

All this using a 32/8 Multi (the 8 returns allow me to keep the driverack next to the desk)

The Behringer desk actually has a separate main out (Main Out B) with independent level control which runs to my Focusrite saffire plugged into a MacBook Pro for recording the set.

and that's it :)

Edit: I'll update with photos in a few days ...
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby BigJohn61 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:33 pm

A jar of tomato and basil pasta sauce would be cheaper !

They must do a lot of gigs to get rigging time down to 18 minutes !
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Guy Johnson » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:38 pm

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Stan » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:56 pm

feline1 wrote:

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Live Sound Audio » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:34 pm

Does the room go back, say, a mile?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Dan Bo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:40 am

Photoshop at its best!!!!

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Mike Sullivan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:41 pm

I'm late to the party I suppose, but it's worth a try. It's not huge, it's not magnificent, but it's a 4-person rock band + DJ system, so it gets the job done.

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Right now we have:

Alesis Multimix 16 ->
Behringer Dual 15 Band Equalizer ->
Behringer Comp/Limit/Gate ->
Peavey 2/3-way Stereo/4-way Mono Crossover ->
QSC EX4000 (channel A bad, using channel B) -> Highs
Carver PM700 -> L side Mon, R side Mids
Behringer EP2500 Parallel Mono -> Subs
Yamaha S12e -> 2 on Highs
Kustom KSC215H -> 2 on Mids, 1 on Monitor for drummer
Gemini GSM-1500 -> 1 on Monitor for guitar/singer

Our plans in the future are to purchase an EP4000 from Guitar Center (we have a $400 check to spend there), use the left over money + money we may get from selling two bad amps to buy 4 new HF drivers for all 4 KSC215H's, put the EP4000 on subs, put the EP2500 on mids/highs (it will run a 2 ohm load, did it for 8 hours in my house at full volume with my car subs :) ), and put the Carver + S12e's on monitors. It's not pro quality, it's not the most expensive rig, but it works for what we need.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Guy Johnson » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:23 am

Guy Johnson wrote: Image

Still think mine's best.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Tempo280 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:48 am

Guy Johnson wrote:
Guy Johnson wrote: Image

Still think mine's best.

Is the center downfill really necessary? :beamup:
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby seablade » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:56 pm

Tempo280 wrote:
Guy Johnson wrote:
Guy Johnson wrote: Image

Still think mine's best.

Is the center downfill really necessary? :beamup:

Nah Downfills usuall point... down:)

IN actuality those two enclosures ARE the system;)

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:51 pm

seablade wrote:
Tempo280 wrote:
Guy Johnson wrote:
Guy Johnson wrote: Image

Still think mine's best.

Is the center downfill really necessary? :beamup:

Nah Downfills usuall point... down:)

IN actuality those two enclosures ARE the system;)

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Guy Johnson » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Those center-fills are for the cathedral reverb, come on dudes!!

While amusing myself in Photoshop I may have put on the wellies.

Oops, oh no .... I've given the game away!

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby BWSE » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:51 pm

Those downfills are necessary as the inner R5's are spitting straight into each others horns and none of the R5's on the bottom row seem to have enough tilt to make the first rows. let alone anone befor the back of this room. Which makes me wonder why the top row?! lol!


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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Dave71 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:02 pm

was going to but cant post a link or image
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby aekoi » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:08 pm

Guy Johnson wrote: Image

The Woman's Institute faithful won't be complaining that they can't hear the raffle at this years coffee morning.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:45 am

New guy here, from across the pond in Canada. I have a Yorkville setup.

4600W FOH
800E for monitors
14 can light setup.

Pics from this weekends gig. Luxury of a nice big stage.

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Mission Control:
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Of course, we don't always have the luxury of a big stage. Last weekends gig for example. 12'x8' stage!
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:00 pm

Some details about my rig:

FOH: 4600W
2 - Yorkville Unity15's
2 - Yorkville LS800p's

Monitors: 800W
4 - Yorkville YX12's
1 - Misc unknown monitor (lol)

Yorkville PowerMax16 mixer
Yorkville 100' SN1624p snake

Rack:
Top: insert rack
Power strip
Rocktron 2 channel compressor
Peavey dual 15 band EQ (for guitars)
Peavey 31 band EQ with FLS

Middle rack: FOH
Power strip
Yorkville Unity Processor
2 - 31band EQ's for FOH

Bottom rack: monitors
Peavey dual 15 band EQ with FLS
Yorkville AP800 power amp

Mics:
4 -SM58's
3 -SM57's
3 - PVM480's

Drum mics:
Senheiser
5 - e604's
2 - e614's
1 - e602 II

Various mic stands, all mic cables have neutrik ends, speakon cabling for all speakers. And it all fits nicely in my garage!!


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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Joshua Ball » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:55 pm

Although this is incredible sexy.. doesn't it block out half the stage?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Joshua Ball wrote:Although this is incredible sexy.. doesn't it block out half the stage?




Me? Ya that last pic is the smallest stage we play, 8'x12'!!!



Updated my rig:

StudioLive 24.4.2

Mac mini
iPad
Router

QSC CX404
QSC RMX1450
QSC RMX2450

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Ditched all the rack gear, and bought some ATA cases for the power amps

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Now in the process of replacing all my power amps with IPR's

IPR3000 for the mains
3 - IPR1600's for monitors
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