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FabDJ last won the day on October 19 2019

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  1. For ease of portability I carry and use my wireless mic receivers in a bag. I have two and have ordered another one that will make up a stack of three. Stick to manufacturer recommendations of 1m from wall and floor. Anyone had issues setting them up like this?
  2. Good to buy top end gear but then I would stress about it being damaged or stolen. I get most of my materials from skips on building sites and if it gets smashed or I forget it behind, I'm only up for a new can of black matt paint and another scrounge
  3. Been going to a few gigs in Broadbeach and always look at what the sound guys are using nowadays Decided like me, all you need is a sheet of 5ply a jig saw and a few cans of matt black paint. Ingenious hinged bits and pieces to support their equipment that flat packs for storage and transport. Always come away with new ideas.
  4. Went to Blues at Broadbeach, always stand next to the sound man and look at what stuff he has. Seems they are like me, get some 5 ply and make up some foldable tables and stands, rough as,and paint it black. Buy some sparkle paint from the two dollar shop and you are in showbiz.
  5. Virtual DJ once let you use a external mixer for a trial period and then charge you 120.00 for permissions. Paid them using ebay and they did not deliver. got refunded.My UCR 222 sound card does the trick with an external mixer.
  6. Just received eight jacks from ebay and I'm concerned by their weight. My mixer stands right of my laptop stand on a speaker tripod and I have it almost balanced with a mic clip and stubby and holder on the left hand side. the above adapters look good as they are gold plated but are about 250g in weight and now I have a right hand list on my rig that pisses me off big time. I place a wedge under one leg but then have a skewed pole and a level laptop. Being an ex chippie everything has to be plumb and level or I am disoriented.
  7. The rooms look too bright for recording, where is the damping? plasterboard and windows create too many reflections. I have worked in movie studios and made a few recording studios for mates with lots of acoustic insulation and hessian clad walls. some timber cladding also, like the Sydney Opera House.What is a domestic AC doing in a recording studio.
  8. Tried that often, by the time you buy the wood, speakers, crossover, padding,carpet, corner protectors, lifting brackets, reflex tube, stand socket, speakon/jack sockets, it costs about twice a much as buying one on ebay.
  9. Always pissed of how the DJ takes over the room, so I have made a platform for my PC and mixer that takes up less than 700mm square. So it's me and my stand on a tripod speaker stand and two speakers either side, one on a Sub. so I'm using 3m sq of floor space. My amp is under the stand and covered with black cloth to hide the wires. photographes requests. and a easy quick exit if I have had a few and make comments about the brides visible mustache.
  10. So I gets a behringer sound card on ebay and they recommend I download software called Audacity. Its all set up and I start recording. I buy all the connectors to produce separate channel inputs and outputs and check em all out, works fine. left and right. Screen shows I am recording in Stereo. Waveforms on the screen seem the same and after playback on a amp and checking balance left and right seems I am recording in dual mono. Forums don't identify a problem like this so I'm asking is there another free software package someone would recommend that records in stereo as I would like 6 inputs for recording instead of four on my XENY 802 mixer. Yep I know buy shit but, I only do this as a hobby and work for cake.lo.
  11. Thanks LabRat going to send some current through em and see what comes out the other end with my multimeter.
  12. Love trance Verimon, Choof and trance, a marriage made in heaven.
  13. I use Speakon plugs for my speakers because I have no other choice as the speakers have speakon sockets only. What speaker plugs do you guys have? A mate has speakers with 6.5mm jack inputs that he is going to lend me for a big hall gig. I was thinking of buying speakon to 6.5mm adapters and using a couple of 800mm jack guitar patch cords to link them up to my speakers Any probs using guitar patch cords as speaker cable?
  14. I have a reasonable collection of playlists of various genres and I read the crowd, they will soon let you know if they think a song is crap.If they are all up dancing you know you have hit paydirt and I play some more similar songs Save your most popular songs for the ebb and flow on the dance floor. You don't want to be playing your best tracks while they are moving off for a piss or a rest.
  15. Got some good quality sandbags for steading lighting stands from Ebay. Orange striped for hi viz, cost 22.00 each from camera shops I got 4 for 4.00 each. Forums say they should weigh 7kg to be of any use, max weight they can hold is 10kg. I put 5kg of sand in them and it seems to be a enough for my lightweight lighting setup. Good for workouts also. Was thinking of nicking some from roadworks signs but got to be a responsible citizen nowadays .
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