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eklynx

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  1. The hardest part, I think, would be making sure the video recording on the iPhone takes the sound from the recording interface and not from the iPhone mic. I really don't have the experience to say if it does it automatically or not.
  2. The mic itself has nothing to do with the recording; you need an interface to get the signal from the mic to recording device. If she's recording directly on the iPhone with the sound as well, I'm not sure if you can choose an external sound source on a video recording app; that's the part you'll need to research. If you can, then you just need something that goes from the iPhone connection (30-pin or lightning depending on which phone) to XLR (preferred) or 1/4" audio (will also work, maybe the SonicPort?). If she's recording the sound on a computer directly, there are plenty of XLR to USB adapters/interfaces. I've used the Blue Icicle and the Mackie Onyx Blackjack, and they've both worked well for me.
  3. Try a different channel? Just because there is no wifi doesn't mean you don't have other things using the same frequencies. Some cordless phones and bluetooth, for example, also use the 2.4GHz frequencies.
  4. Usually DI boxes have a signal pad and take 1/4" inputs. outputs are XLR though
  5. I think you mean -∞ db; 0db ('unity') is the thicker line at about 4/5ths max ;)
  6. I have it set really sensitive, so once the full band is playing I don't care about the gate too much. So by the time he starts playing the gate is usually open. I also have a long release on it so if the attack does get cut off a bit, it's only the first note. But with the venues I usually play (small bars, small-med theaters), the Leslie itself is loud enough to get the attack in the room already; any micing I do is to fill the holes in the sound for the room.
  7. My main problem with the Mackie DL series is that the effects processors are pretty bad sounding; I haven't found one reverb I like. Also they only have 3 stereo FX chains, and for a 32 input system, 4 is minimum to me. IMO, they fixed all the 'hardware' issues that should have been in the smaller DL's (no gain knob, multitrack recording) as well as adding Dante support, but the UI looks more cluttered now, (harder to find what you need to tweak), and the effects are still the same icky sounding ones.
  8. I have a keyboard player that uses a Hammond Leslie cabinet that I mic up; a gate on that works decently as long as he's not sitting right next to the drummer :P. I also have an old Juno 106 that has a soft click that a gate could mute while I'm not playing it.
  9. I bought a replacement transmitter beltpack once for the VX-75 once and it came with that same sticker on the bag, but when i actually turned it on, it looked like it wasn't flashed with the RF2 mode. Luckily since I have the VX-75 I could update my hardware with the newest firmware without sending it in.
  10. I haven't seen anything official, but I've been using it for a few weeks now (since GM was released to developers) without issue.
  11. I've had this happen to me once, and the reason is that the mixer was powered off while recording was still happening; the wav header became corrupt and needed to be rebuilt. I forget exactly which tools i used to do this, but a few searches should bring up what you need.
  12. Set all sends to that specific aux send at unity and post fader (linked) and that should do what you are asking for
  13. Used iOS 8 for my gig monday night and had no issues. I didn't do any scene switching or audio playback features, but the normal control/deep tweaking as well as recording to SD card went just fine.
  14. If they haven't, I'll be trying it out it on Monday on my iPad and can tell you then :P
  15. Ah, looks like he has it attached to his shoulder rest. Our violinist (Geoffrey Castle) keeps having his shoulder rest fall off while playing, so he just used the heavy-duty velcro to attach it to the violin body. I also do the same.
  16. If you can control the venue's wifi, it makes it so you can put two more devices active, and it doesn't interfere with other wifi signals as much; think of it as a 'plays well with others' mode (RF2) vs 'I Want It All' (RF1) (yes, think of that as sung by Freddie Mercury).
  17. I do believe the hard drives need to be FAT32. I really don't know if even a USB hub will work as it does require a bit more on the USB driver side. But yeah, I recommend just recording on to an SD card. It works well, it's a dedicated port that would otherwise just be used for mp3 playback, and it's small profile. I'd definitely recommend getting a higher speed SD card, as I did come across some issues with the less expensive ones not being able to keep up speed wise stopping the recording. I use the SanDisk ones that are rated 80Mb/s or higher (a 32gig card at my local Costco costs around $45).
  18. As a sound guy, I still say have that extra processing if you have the space in the board. Most of the time with instruments, the inputs are beautifully processed for a clean room with no other instruments, but for a loud bar mixed with other instruments around having that extra control can mean a huge difference in the sound quality of the final FoH mix. Though I will agree if space is tight, this would be one of the first things I'd move to the line ins.
  19. You could do from headphone jack to the headphone jack in the m20d, or headphone jack to TWO 1/4in jacks (stereo feed) used in two inputs on the m20d. (If you don't need stereo, only plug one in) What you want to avoid is the headphone jack to ONE 1/4in jack. The balanced TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) used as line inputs is NOT the same as a stereo send on one plug. For a longer send (there'a reason guitarCables are max 18.5'), I'd use the headphone out of iPad --> 1/4in stereo jack --> stereo DI box --> two xlr cables to the m20d.
  20. Agreed. What He's ended up doing (and I've actually adopted for my own violin) is industrial strength velcro on the bottom of the violin and on the belt pack. Note we both use full-electric violins so no big hollow resonance chambers.
  21. Coincidently, I usually have an Electric Violin with a Barbera pickup as part of the band that I run sound for on a regular basis, and I plug it in to channel 7. He goes through some effects pedals and a DI though; I do recommend trying a DI as well.
  22. Here's a related off the wall question. Because antennas/frequencies are pretty much the same, can you chain the V75 antennas into an access point's antenna ports and just run one pair of rabbit ears? Or does the daisy chaining through the V75 do some sort of filtering that would prevent the AP from getting the full signal?
  23. Honestly, if you're spending the money on the CCK, why not just get an SD Card that can handle it? Do you have a specific need to get the multitrack semi-live? What iPad app would you use for this? I doubt it would work for the iPad, because if I recall you need extra drivers (you can't just plug it in and have it detected as a standard core-audio device on a Mac without them), and there is no driver for an iPad.
  24. I get the same thing all the time mixing for my band. They also think I'm just being a clown with a microphone 'with no cord' pretending to sing from the bar.
  25. I don't see why not. As far as the amp sees, it should be just like a standard cable coming from a guitar or pedalboard.
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