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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!


(sorry, just worked with F1 too much. Niche shop though :tongue:
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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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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:17 pm

Upgraded to IPR's


IPR3000 for FOH
3 - IPR1600's for monitors

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Also picked up an iPad to remote mix...
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby TSH-Tim » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:42 pm

How do you have full PEQ control on the prsonus ?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:25 am

Hi, I have the SL24.4.2


It has full PEQ's
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Zenb » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:14 pm

I wish I took more pictures, but here's the FOH of a rig we managed for a theatrical production.

There were 10 vocal actors and a small orchestra of piano, keys, bass, drums, strings and brass.
Here's what we used:

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Mains, D&B Q7 tops with Q-Subs powered by 2x D&B D12 1200Watt amps

Not a whole lot of power compared to some rigs, but for spoken word we needed clarity rather than volume, and the D&B Q series delivers... and then some! We've worked with Meyer and EV for similar projects but the D&B rig is fantastic.

Monitors, 2 EV 600 Watt wedge monitors powered by a Crown Macro-Tech 1200 amp.

FOH:
Allen & Heath GL2400 Console
Rane ME60 2-Channel Graphic EQ
Yamaha DDL3 Delay/Reverb
Behringer MDX2200 Compressor/limiter

10x Sennheiser EW300 G3 Digital receivers hooked up to 2 Senn' ariels via BNC

Mics:
10x CPC Head-set mics*
10x Sennheiser EW300 G2 Transmitter-packs
3x Shure SM57
2x Audix i5
2X Audix UEM81C
1 RED5 RVK7

*A word about these CPC mics. I've used Sennheiser counterparts and these CPC mics are a FRACTION of the cost but sound very nearly as good. Amazing performance from such a cheap mic.
http://cpc.farnell.com/pulse/mic-3000hrs/microphone-headset-hirose-4-pole/dp/MP34150
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby interair » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:28 am

Those are some wonderful set ups.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Scatamonky » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:55 pm

I have been on this site many times for all the great advice but this is my first post. I am the full time sound engineer for an 8 piece band called Portabello, we are based in Derry Northern Ireland.

The line up is drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, trombone, saxophone, trumpet and vocals. Plus 4 of the guys have mics for singing backing vocals. The trumpet player sings lead in a few but 90% is Bronach, our female singer.

Compared to the rest of you guys I have the bare bones of what I need. Just enough and no more.

2 x Cerwin Vega Intense 252s
2 x Cerwin Vega Intense 118s

powered by

2 x Numark Dimension 4 Amps.

1 run in stereo to power the 4 ohm tops and the other in bridge mono powering the bins which are 8 ohm, but daisy chained to drop to 4 ohm.

1 x Behringer FBQ 3102

This I find great for keeping feedback out of the mix, however, if there is no feedback, it stays completely flat. I dont use it for shaping the sound.

1 x Allen & Heath ZED 22FX

I frickin' love this desk - a full pint of beer got spilled on it one night during a gig, I tipped it sideways and got most of the beer off and wiped the rest with a cloth....the sound didn't so much as flicker!!!

For monitors

1 x 100 watt Laney amp (don't know the model but it is a little mixer head with 3 channels)
2 x 300 watt Laney speakers (don't know the model of these either)

These monitors are average at best, they get the job done but just barely. I can always get the right monitor mix and adequate volume but the sound is a bit of a let down. The speakers I put on tripods, I gave up on wedges about 2 years ago. Sidefills are so much better, easier to hear at half the volume.

Mics

3 x SM57 Betas for the horns
2 x SM58 Betas for the lead vocalists
3 X SM58s for backing vocals
1 x SM58 on the guitar cab (Roland Cube - I love this amp, sounds amazing without deafening the rest of the band)
1 X AKG D112 for the kick (soon to be replaced by a D6)
1 X SM57 for the snare
2 x e604s for the toms.

Misc

1 x Behringer Ultra DI20 for the keyboard player (who has 2 keyboards)

And that is pretty much it, boxes of mic leads, speaker leads and power boards and a case full of every kind of adaptor but other than that.....that's it!

No compressors or limiters....cuz I have never needed them. It helps that the band I work with are all topn notch musicians using top notch gear. No volume wars at all.

Th whole lot was bought brand new for around £3,000 about 3 and a half years ago. I have been gigging flat out this whole time and haven't had a single failure with any of my equipment. Im more than happy with my FOH sound, gonna spend some money soon on improving the monitor sound, maybe 2 SRM450s or even 350s.

If I had one gripe about the FOH sound, its that I have never got that low down punch from the kick drum. I can get close but that normally means flashing into the red on the bass amp. And I dont like to do that. Thats why my gear has lasted so long without breaking. No red lights....ever.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated since I'm gonna have to start replacing things before they finally do give up the ghost!!! The bass amp being first on the agenda !!! Suggestions please. :D
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby BenWilbee » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:24 am

Here's a pic of some of my rig for ya:

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Hope ya like!

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Beat Poet » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:58 pm

feline1 wrote:lol have I got a ring for u...

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I bet that guy didn't get any [ ****** ] off the soundman for that. It's always us drummers who get told to "just use what's there".
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Thu May 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Here's my newest upgrade, a custom order trailer, I picked it up on April 27th and I've done 3 gigs with it so far. It's a 5x12, and it's low enough to fit into my garage which is the most important feature. That way I can leave it loaded, & ready to go.

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And in my garage:
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Love it! It used to take 45 minutes to load my gear from my garage into the truck to go do a gig. Same with after a gig, it's so much nicer! Been playing around with the pack so far. I didn't have any E-Track clips or strapping for the first two gigs, so everything laid flat so it wouldn't shift around etc.

I was able to get some clips & straps. I need more but this was my pack today:

(I'm pulling those 2 unstrapped cases out when I get home)
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Threw my snake on top, deciding on an appropriate case for it. Also have to remove the conp stickers and paint a "lights" label on the case since that's all that's in there now.
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Strapped a Unity15 & an LS800p together on each side. (would separate be better) I made sure the subs were right over the axle.
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And the rear misc stuff.
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