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Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:51 pm
by The Korff
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?

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:08 pm
by Dave Gate
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.

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:25 pm
by ramthelinefeed
lol have I got a ring for u...

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Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:45 am
by planetnine
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! ;)

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:22 pm
by PWGLE
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)

L

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:28 pm
by planetnine
is this stage rigs or PA rigs?

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:18 pm
by seablade
There is a difference? ;)

Seablade

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:56 am
by planetnine
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?

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:18 pm
by seablade
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...

Seablade

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:53 pm
by blackelk
How long does it take to tear that down?

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:25 pm
by ramthelinefeed
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!

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:49 pm
by suburbancore
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 ...

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:33 pm
by BigJohn61
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 !

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:38 pm
by Guy Johnson
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Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:56 pm
by Stan
feline1 wrote:

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:D

In the distant future scholars may ponder it's meaning - Good luck to them!

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:34 am
by Live Sound Audio
Does the room go back, say, a mile?

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:40 am
by Dan Bo
Photoshop at its best!!!!

Dan

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:41 pm
by Mike Sullivan
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.

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:23 am
by Guy Johnson
Guy Johnson wrote: Image

Still think mine's best.

Re: Readers' Rigs

PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:48 am
by Tempo280
Guy Johnson wrote:
Guy Johnson wrote: Image

Still think mine's best.

Is the center downfill really necessary? :beamup: