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  1. Lisa Lane-Collins

    How do you keep track of mics at events?

    In this instance we two techs felt the responsibility landed squarely on us due to an absence of step 2 and step 3, we wouldn’t have asked the client to take the hit (not our client, we’re contracted in by the hire company to op), but the client was super helpful anyway. The mic since turned...
  2. Lisa Lane-Collins

    How do you keep track of mics at events?

    I’ve never lost a mic at a gig before but it happened today. Two techs sharing sound duties, 4 handheld wireless mics became 3 over the course of the first half of the day. Asking around and searching all the likely places hasn’t yielded it and I’m tentatively going to say Long Fingers took it...
  3. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Losing hours to new crew who are friends of the new manager doing the rostering.

    I want those hours, and I don’t know if that’s ok. A completely different manager ago I became the fill in tech for another person who worked here. Then he lost his job and I became the only one but I’m not always available and so I recommended another two people to fill in and next thing I...
  4. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Losing hours to new crew who are friends of the new manager doing the rostering.

    You know, I think I did sign a contract to work at this place but it was all about what I could do for the business. Nothing in there about how the business would look after me. Imagine I went in for a renegotiation gambit (knowing of course that this might lead to the end of my working...
  5. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Losing hours to new crew who are friends of the new manager doing the rostering.

    In brief, I got an aspiring young tech an internship at a place I work and now she’s my manager. Even in ranking to the original manager more or less (they are meant to be interchangeable) and she’s been given the rostering to do. There used to be 3 techs and the hours were shared evenly. This...
  6. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Live-streaming with an Insta360 and external line level

    This bit in the manual about line in, how would you interpret that? (At this point I wish I had access to the thing to test ah hah *sigh* )
  7. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Live-streaming with an Insta360 and external line level

    Before I got frazzled and discouraged the volume from the desk was down halfway. Still crazy distorted. Although if back to front DI boosts volume then I really shot myself in the foot there. The DI I was using was this (albeit back to front)...
  8. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Live-streaming with an Insta360 and external line level

    Has anyone successfully done this? I tried yesterday running the main outs backwards through a stereo DI that could give me RCA out (the Insta requires a tiny jack for its input). It got signal but it was very distorted, I pulled the master down halfway, no change. I got flustered and...
  9. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Aux masters on a Bose ToneMaster T8

    How in the ever loving hell do you adjust the aux master volumes? On the "prefs" setting I can see an overview of the outputs for foh and the USB out and the auxes. And the centre knob is offering me reset which puts everything to minus infinity. FOH master is clearly the knob bottom right but...
  10. Lisa Lane-Collins

    X32 geq on faders really laggy

    Should be ooooold. Bought 3 years ago and never been updated (on mine at least). It feels like a processing problem, the frequency continues to get louder for a few seconds after the physical fader has been pulled down. Like the fader is trying to match the volume value the GEQ believes it...
  11. Lisa Lane-Collins

    X32 geq on faders really laggy

    I worked on an x32 the other week where the geq on faders was as good as unusable, both because the fader was fighting the speed with which wanted to pull it back down and because the internal processing doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the fast reduction in volume either (judging by the...
  12. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Soundcraft UI 16 catastrophic failure

    Ran an actual band last night. Nahhh, it still sucks, time to trouble tech support again
  13. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Nice quality, wear resistant, small format analogue desk recommendations?

    Liiike, 4 to 6 preamps and a stereo in or two, volume for master and one aux
  14. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Nice quality, wear resistant, small format analogue desk recommendations?

    I’ve tended to gravitate towards the zed range for niceness but I notice they wear out fast when they spend a lot of time out. What would people recommend for a console that’s going to stationary and always be on? The last zed that tried to do this job randomly started maxing out the volume a...
  15. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Soundcraft UI 16 catastrophic failure

    Built in wifi (weaker now since someone snapped the plastic off of the aerial). I expect it to be a bit bad but the hardwired laptop should hold the fort in theory. Factory reset and firmware updated that sucker. It still throws the GUI errors. That’s not fixed but I locked the screen so it...
  16. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Soundcraft UI 16 catastrophic failure

    Desk is less than two years old Had previously presented with a fault where it would disconnect and when it reconnected it would reset all of the settings on all of the channels. Updating the ipad seemed to fix this It has also previously presented this fault where it loses connectivity and...
  17. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Crackling channels on a multicore

    Hellooo, I have a crackling multicore problem. Channels 2/3 and 6/7 appear to be fine but when there is phantom power running through them and an XLR plugged in, bumping the XLR causes them to crackle like a faulty cable would. My first port of call was to have a look inside the multicore box...
  18. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Blowing up Event RCFs, how do not?

    Well, very likely over-excursed (I haven't had a chance to inspect them yet but they make sounds no longer and the same speaker cable run drives the one survivor fine so the sub is the break in the signal chain). The set up is two in series running off of a single channel of a Crown Macrotech...
  19. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Orchestral mic up round two

    Last year I was involved in a production involving a mix of orchestra, big band ensembles, dance groups and choirs. I ended up having about 10 or so condensor mics 'spotting' the various sections and it sounded great but added a lot to the changeover times as every mic stand had to be struck...
  20. Lisa Lane-Collins

    Double checking speaker amp matching

    RCF 1018 subs paired with a Yamaha P7000S amplifier. Speaker RMS is 600w, peak is 6000w. There's two subs so 4 ohms, aiming for more than 1200, less than 12000? The yamaha in bridge mode can put out 3200w. (so, 1600 per sub). The questions are, is that a happy match? Could/should I potentially...