Post by robinhood5a on Jul 11, 2012 14:04:27 GMT 1
Hi Ian. I prefer analog as i'm an old school. Tried digital desks but its too light in body (sound wise). I prefer my old Soundcraft 24/8/2 (2 of them in tandem) for main PA and a Soundcraft 16/4/4 for monitor. Been to the bike meet in Chinnor and it sounded ok. You can pick up a refurb analog desk for not too much pesos if you spead the word youre looking for one.
I set up my new Midas Venice F-32, in the base of it's Thon roadcase in my studio. I have had to re-design the build of my 6' and 4' DJ stands, so that they are bolted together in parallel, to take the weight and size of the desk and outboard rack. No longer any need for re-enforcing bars and out-riggers. It's also nice to have cable management at last.
I will be trying out the FireWire output on Saturday, to see if my old iMac and Tracktion 3 software can handle the output from the desk. I will not be using it's full 32/32 in/out capabilities for this test, so hopefully it will be OK, before my next upgrade. Cheers, John.
I used my new Midas Venice F-32 at The Boom Boom Club, (Sutton United Football Club's live music venue, promoted by Pete Feenstra), on Saturday 25th, May, for a gig with Cloudbusting. They are a superb Kate Bush tribute band.
Both the band and I were very impressed with the sound (and my LED stage lighting) and I will now be their first choice for future gigs around my area.
I use 2x multicores and a heavily wired FOH outboard rack, but the covered cable management of the Thon roadcase easily accommodated all of the linking snakes and cabling.