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    Lady Antebellum exercising their white privilege

    Legally, it won't matter because regardless of what the law says about registration and prior use - Trademarks are only enforced by court action and the person with the most money always wins save but the most egregious abuses. Under the law, a registration isn't valid if the mark or name is...
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    600 MHz is gone

    I'm serious about not buying anymore wireless gear. For my purposes, a decent wireless mic system is a $5,000 outlay - and I've found it simpler to revert back to cabled systems in 75% of applications where I had been using wireless. When and where I have to do wireless I can rent top level...
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    600 MHz is gone

    I think both of your concerns defy explanation. Curious: If all hell were to break loose - how would we recognize that ?
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    Lady Antebellum exercising their white privilege

    The group Lady Antebellum that made a public spectacle of their act's name being racist has come up against the unfortunate reality that their new chosen name "Lady A" is already in use, and has been for two decade's by a Blues Singer. Doubling-down on their media spectacle and banking on a...
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    600 MHz is gone

    I'm going to delay any wireless purchases for at least another year. If Biden wins - the entire spectrum will be prohibited for pubic use. :)
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    Weddings First wedding...we're doomed I"m afraid

    Let me make it simple for you: Do you want to take your chances with Covid-19 or die of: poverty, crime, and ethnic cleansing? Those are the choices presently available.
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    Weddings First wedding...we're doomed I"m afraid

    As long as we're arguing science: If a medicine cures 95 out of 100 patients, and kills the remaining 5 - it is 100% effective at eradicating the disease. :) Life can be challenging because you have to properly define your goals before you start quantifying things like "effectiveness."
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    Weddings First wedding...we're doomed I"m afraid

    In most lock downs that exemption only applies to "essential businesses" or those specifically released in whatever re-opening stage is in effect. That's what's so ridiculous about all this - are we in step 3 of stage 2, or stage 3 step 2b having reconsidered several of the former step 2a stage...
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    Weddings First wedding...we're doomed I"m afraid

    Chances are, you won't be allowed to do that. If NY and/or NJ are in locked down you're not going to be allowed to traverse state lines to conduct non-essential business. CT for example, would not want you moving back and forth from areas with a surge of infections to serve social events in...
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    Church live Streaming

    You can use a better quality cable, but I would not make single-link 12G the production standard for a church project. The gear you need to operate at that platform level is not going to be available or within your budget. You might find a Black Tragic ATEM system advertised at that level but it...
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    Weddings First wedding...we're doomed I"m afraid

    That's not how I see it. Covid-19 is real regardless of where or how it originated. It was going to happen sooner or later. The political climate can be framed by recent statements by Al Gore demanding a "reset of Global Capitalism." From the June WEF summit: "The purpose of the Great Reset...
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    Weddings First wedding...we're doomed I"m afraid

    The health and appropriate social contact of you and your family knows no better counsel than yourselves and your neighbors. People are quietly taking back their own lives and power, and they have had enough of the Covid Boogeyman. The fact that you can't trust anyone who claims to have...
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    Attended my first Zoom wedding today

    That's not true in practice however, and here's why: Now, thanks to Zoom people can virtually invite every acquaintance they can think of with no cost or risk while simultaneously expecting wedding gifts from all. Once again we place the ability to monetize a connection over the social value...
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    Attended my first Zoom wedding today

    I don't necessarily agree that this is better than not being there at all. You have to think a little deeper - what is it that you think people are actually needing to "wait out?" Certainly not the legal rights of marriage - because you can seal that with a single witness and no fanfare at all...
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    Attended my first Zoom wedding today

    There's really no gear involved at all. It's primarily done using your own cellphones or tablets as camera sources. For $800 you get a babysitter (editor) to host your zoom meeting - selecting screen views, muting and un-muting associated mics. The quality of your online wedding images rests...
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    Attended my first Zoom wedding today

    $800 is less than I charge for simple no-nonsense DJ service. Sounds like this is the brainchild of some IT guys shifting gears and using what is essentially the same institutional web cams and PCs found on most college or business campuses. I'm freelancing for an event tomorrow with some...
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    School & Teen Events Graduation Ceremony

    It's a numbers thing. My HS class was 500, so the football field was a better venue than the field house. College - 5,000 so the football stadium is the only venue that can accommodate that. I just finished three gigs that were town meetings held on the HS football fields. It's essentially the...
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    Microsoft closing all its retail stores

    Microsoft and others are fully committed to cloud computing - so, the notion of brick and mortar retailing was always a limited window exercise. It made sense in the booming economy to make your innovation and brands part of the retail experience. In a down economy that disposable income isn't...
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    VDJ 2021

    Yeah, sometimes a simple change in how the OS handles something will have a major impact on an audio-video application while making no difference at all in a graphics or office application.
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    VDJ 2021

    I think everything I own except my Vista machine and a pair of XP's is 64 bit. I haven't been using VDJ at all though I have what was originally sold as a "perpetual license." I think my last install is still VDJ 7.0 so I'll have to check out what the current terms are to find out what I can...
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    VDJ 2021

    At least one member will need yet another ....new computer.
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    Mackie DL mixers

    I wouldn't do that anyway. If it's not an event where I can approach the side of the stage at will without causing distraction I would place the mixer at a rear FOH position. Murphy's Law says the mixer works perfectly unless or until I put it somewhere I can't have complete access to! :)
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    Mackie DL mixers

    LOL. I said they got ONE thing right (on board control.) It's overpriced for sure, and not that well made. The pre-amps are weak and noise from phantom power leaking into the pre-amps is not uncommon. If you get a problem unit you're screwed because it's not serviceable and most issues...
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    Mackie DL mixers

    It's one thing to love what the Mackie DL can do and then there is the matter of measuring it against what YOU need to do. If you're not one of those people who live and die by your iPad, or own multiple tablets - you'll also eventually resell it to the first interested buyer. Anything that...
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    Rolls MX51S Mini Mix 2 Four-Channel Stereo Line Mixer

    I have a few Rolls mixers and the mic pre-amps suck. There is also significant leakage/cross-talk between cue and mains. I use them in racks for karaoke or DJing purely for portability because either the noise is masked by loud volumes or I don't leave anything running in cue while on the mic...