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STLRiverCityDJ

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So, I just got this today. It will really help with the bigger gigs when I have delay speakers and a videographer feed. Plus I won't have to worry about the mic inputs on my MC6000 clipping anymore!

This will really be useful for Float Bash 2017. We may have as many as 4 different DJs with different monitor wants/needs.

A bit overkill? Maybe, but buy once cry one.

Now, off to learn how to use all the features in this monster!

 

steve149

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I bought a little X-Air XR12 to play with earlier this year. I had a 16 channel Presonus 16.4.2 and a Allen&Heath GL2400-24 when I was doing live sound work. These newer boards would have been real nice.
 

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So, I just got this today. It will really help with the bigger gigs when I have delay speakers and a videographer feed. Plus I won't have to worry about the mic inputs on my MC6000 clipping anymore!

This will really be useful for Float Bash 2017. We may have as many as 4 different DJs with different monitor wants/needs.

A bit overkill? Maybe, but buy once cry one.

Now, off to learn how to use all the features in this monster!
That is a SWEET board. I used one for a ceremony a while back (really overkill lol it's a long story). I really wanted one jest because it was cool but I really have no reasonable reason to get one so I passed on it.

Have fun you will enjoy it :)
 

rhythmgj

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They are very cool. I've been watching as Behringer moves up the foodchain with a lot of these innovative products...

>>>> I had a 16 channel Presonus 16.4.2 and a Allen&Heath GL2400-24 when I was doing live sound work. These newer boards would have been real nice.<<<<

The only problem with the digital boards that I have found (and I use a Korg D3200 most of the time in the studio, and am quite familiar with layouts of a lot of the contemporary DAWs, so it's not like it's a complete mystery to me), is the "menu diving," which can be especially problematic in a live situation. The cool thing is setting-up scenes for venues that you might play frequently, or if you have an installation (church, club venue, etc.). But for mobile one-nighter type stuff, I'd rather have real knobs right in front of me.

GJ
 
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steve149

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They are very cool. I've been watching as Behringer moves up the foodchain with a lot of these innovative products...

>>>> I had a 16 channel Presonus 16.4.2 and a Allen&Heath GL2400-24 when I was doing live sound work. These newer boards would have been real nice.<<<<

The only problem with the digital boards that I have found (and I use a Korg D3200 most of the time in the studio, and am quite familiar with layouts of a lot of the contemporary DAWs, so it's not like it's a complete mystery to me), is the "menu diving," which can be especially problematic in a live situation. The cool thing is setting-up scenes for venues that you might play frequently, or if you have an installation (church, club venue, etc.). But for mobile one-nighter type stuff, I'd rather have real knobs right in front of me.

GJ
That's the issue with XR12 I bought .. since there are no knobs or sliders and everything is on a tablet .. but, as you said, there are also plusses.
 

STLRiverCityDJ

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The only problem with the digital boards that I have found (and I use a Korg D3200 most of the time in the studio, and am quite familiar with layouts of a lot of the contemporary DAWs, so it's not like it's a complete mystery to me), is the "menu diving," which can be especially problematic in a live situation. The cool thing is setting-up scenes for venues that you might play frequently, or if you have an installation (church, club venue, etc.). But for mobile one-nighter type stuff, I'd rather have real knobs right in front of me.

GJ
I fully agree, which is why I went with this board over something like a QSC TouchMix or smaller Behringer board. This has physical knobs for the most commonly adjusted parameters. You can even set it up so when you move a fader it selects that channel to be adjusted which saves a button press. This includes three layers of four knobs and 8 buttons to assign to any effect.

I've only played with it for a few hours and this in my first digital board. In that time I've setup:
  • A few recording bus sends for videographers. One with music and mics and one only mics.
  • A Matrix out for a delay tower
  • LCR main outs with with the C setup for the subs
    • I put a shelf EQ on the outputs so the meters show what the speakers are actually putting out, but not so much EQ it effects the speakers crossovers
    • Linked the output of the LR to the C so I only have to move one fader for overall volume but can still adjust the output to the subs.
  • Setting up all the scribble strips
  • A few other minor things like gain, gate, low cut, and compressor for the mics.
I did all of this just by playing around. I never once pulled out a manual. That's pretty easy to use if you ask me!

If I need to I can run everything on a tablet as well. Lots of flexibility.
 

steve149

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I fully agree, which is why I went with this board over something like a QSC TouchMix or smaller Behringer board. This has physical knobs for the most commonly adjusted parameters. You can even set it up so when you move a fader it selects that channel to be adjusted which saves a button press. This includes three layers of four knobs and 8 buttons to assign to any effect.

I've only played with it for a few hours and this in my first digital board. In that time I've setup:
  • A few recording bus sends for videographers. One with music and mics and one only mics.
  • A Matrix out for a delay tower
  • LCR main outs with with the C setup for the subs
    • I put a shelf EQ on the outputs so the meters show what the speakers are actually putting out, but not so much EQ it effects the speakers crossovers
    • Linked the output of the LR to the C so I only have to move one fader for overall volume but can still adjust the output to the subs.
  • Setting up all the scribble strips
  • A few other minor things like gain, gate, low cut, and compressor for the mics.
I did all of this just by playing around. I never once pulled out a manual. That's pretty easy to use if you ask me!

If I need to I can run everything on a tablet as well. Lots of flexibility.
Also a bargain for what you get .. Don't know what you paid, but I have seen them on special sales for $1800-$1900 .. not much more than I paid for the Presonus and the Allen&Heath boards .. with a lot more capability.
 

steve149

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