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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Thu May 24, 2012 7:41 pm

Weird. My post disappeared
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Jude May » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:12 am

Very neat, great work!
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Jude May » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:58 am

Here are a few pics from the festival i spent the last 6 days at. I was mixing monitors/FOH on the live stage

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The desk is a DDA Q2, drawmer and klark teknik compressors, lexicon, TC and Yamaha effects, KT DN360 and 3600 eqs. The only drawback with this desk is that the left and right mix buss is summed to mono when feeding the matrices, hence you have to us a pair of sub groups as your master and feed the matrices from there!

a bit of a pain in the butt!

After a week out bush it is so great to come home and have a shower!!!
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:18 am

I've just been looking again at the big rigs on here and thought you might like my minimalist approach Image
Thats a 5 watt guitar am there (Epiphone Valve Junior in fact)
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:08 am

Upgraded the light rig:
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Also, I'm always working on the trailer pack.

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:38 pm

I've been working on the Golf pack :)

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EV sub, 2 x QSC K12s 3 x Yamaha DXR10s, Mackie DL1608, enough mics, cables, stands etc to do a 5 piece band and (very) basic lights. Still room for a couple of acoustic guitars and a passenger 8-)
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:13 pm

3D Tetris

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby CS70 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:15 am

Sam Spoons wrote:(Epiphone Valve Junior in fact)

My backing guitarist used to use one live - a Junior Special I think. Did the job with the help of a SM57 and with a replacement speaker, didn't sound half bad. The best so far's been a Katie Melua gig where the guitarist was proudly using a Tiny Terror over an Orange 4x12.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby The Korff » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:18 pm

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Nice. Is that an old horse-box?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:33 pm

CS70 wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:(Epiphone Valve Junior in fact)

My backing guitarist used to use one live - a Junior Special I think. Did the job with the help of a SM57 and with a replacement speaker, didn't sound half bad. The best so far's been a Katie Melua gig where the guitarist was proudly using a Tiny Terror over an Orange 4x12.

That wasn't even miked up, it was the first time I'd done the gig on the beach (did it again last year) and we only put vox throughout the PA, the mains power was somewhat dodgy and we didn't want to trip the breaker mid gig. We weren't loud but we were heard :)
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:42 pm

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Nice. Is that an old horse-box?


I ended up buying it brand new. My #1 need to have feature, was for it to fit in my garage. There were lots out there, advertising 6' or 6.5" interior height. I just couldn't find anything used that fit my needs. So buy buying it new I was able to add things like the threshold plate at the ramp door, I added the 2 rows of E-Track, one row at an 18" center and I believe the other one was at a 42" center. Instead of buying something used and adding $1000 worth of additions to it, I was able to order exactly what I wanted.

I'm debating putting labeling on it, while it would be good advertising, it's also advertising that its full of pricey equipment as well.

Treated myself to a new truck this year as well. My Dakota just wasn't real happy towing my trailer (my trailer is 3300lbs fully loaded). My new Dodge has a 10,000lb towing capacity (yeah, it's got a HEMI) ;) so it doesn't even really feel the trailer. It has things like an oil cooler, transmission cooler, built in hitch, built in wiring etc etc. I really like it, it's a bit of a treat to myself and really classes up the operation.

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:58 pm

Yup, that definitely trumps my 2006 Golf diesel :crazy: Nice rig Rob.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:33 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:Yup, that definitely trumps my 2006 Golf diesel :crazy: Nice rig Rob.

Thanks! It's a 2010, with 50,000km so I didn't go brand new. Like I said, it was time and I treated myself. Plus I can write some of it off as well which is handy. I've reinvented pretty much everything I've made (and then some) back into the setup, so I'm finally where I want to be, which is to say I should be able to actually start making some money!

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby KGBAK » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:38 pm

How does your equipment handle with all that sand?
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:21 am

KGBAK wrote:How does your equipment handle with all that sand?

We were a little bit careful not to allow sand into sockets etc, speakers going straight from car to stand etc. The only thing which gave me trouble was a momentary footswitch I use with my AirTurn, it got a bit of sand in it and stuck...... Everything else has been ok. I'd be a little worried if the mixer had real faders (and be very careful not to get sand in them) but most of the kit is fine given a bit of common sense.

And it's only once a year 8-)
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Jude May » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:11 am

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a few quick shots from Regrowth festival in Australia last weekend. yes i was mixing FOH and monitors with an 02r and dm1000... i loved it 8-)
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Re: Readers' Rigs

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby Eydonlivemusic » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:55 am

Had trouble loading the picture above, Rig comprises of 1 x Behringer x32, s16 DB Tech FM12 monitors and DB tech Sigma system, and lots of lights.
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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby chris661 » Fri May 23, 2014 1:30 pm

Hi chaps,
First post here. Thought I'd join after reading around about vocal mics and finding loads of good info.

Pictures coming soon, hopefully, but here's a quick rundown of my current rig...

2x Das Audio RF12 tops
1x DIY 15" subwoofer using a 15" Beyma driver (15P1200Nd). Flat from 40Hz upwards.
1x Tannoy T40 with another 15" Beyma driver. Also nudges 40Hz.

Peavey PV2600 for tops
QSC USA 850 bridged for single sub.

If both subs are to be used, I've a spare Samson Servo 550, so that gets bridged into one top, the QSC goes bridged into another, and the PV2600 gets bridged and the subs get paralleled. Should give 3.8kW, which is plenty enough for anything I'm likely to do.

Behringer DCX2496 to perform active crossover/eq duties

Mixer: Samick 8-channel mixer. Have two of these, so can daisychain them for 14 channels.

Insert rack:
2x Behringer stereo compressor/gates
1x Behringer 31-band graph
1x Yamaha 15-band graph

Mics:
JTS drum mics package: NX-2 kick, 3x (working) NX-6 instrument mics (meant for use on toms, great low-end for cello etc), 1x NX-7 (basically a SM57), and 2x NX-9 (condensers)
An old Shure Unidyne switched vocal mic, used for talk-to-stage (sounds way too rough for stage use).
A load of... Okay... Pulse/CPC vocal mics. Its these I want to change out for something better. I've just ordered a Sennheiser E838 after reading around here, so I'll see what I think of that when it arrives.

I've no car at the minute (currently studying Physics at Uni), so there've been some very fun evenings getting everything into a Hackey cab.

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Re: Readers' Rigs

Postby robare99 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:59 pm

Upgraded my mixer from an original Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 to a Presonus RM32AI rack mixer in January of this year.

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Then a few weeks ago my Presonus CS18AI controller arrived. It works with the RM32AI and gives you moving faders etc.

Love it

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Some video:
http://youtu.be/Zt0i6Y_9slo
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