Remote Master Control
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:40 PM
The only thing staff would need to vary would be the overall output of the system and this ideally would need to be done from the bar and not the mixing location. Does anyone know of a device or method that could be used to act as a remote switch for the master?
Any help would be really appreciated!
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:29 PM
The last time we did something like this, we used an Allen & Heath iDR8 at the heart of the system. A couple of radio mics, a few hard wired mics, CD & ipod input, all controlled by several AMX touchscreens located at convenient places. Several "presets" for the commonly used scenarios - eg
"Playback" - just CD and ipod
"Lecture" - just the lectern mic and PC audio
"Wedding" - 2 radio mics and CD/ipod
These settings also have sensible limiters set.
So for most of the common uses of the venue, it's completely "self drive" - the caretaker can turn on the system and set it up.
For more complex events, we press the "engineered" button, and everything gets routed via a conventional 32 channel mixer at FoH.
Not cheap, but works really well.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:37 PM
Using the cloud volume remote, how would that work? We actually have a cloud system currently in place however this system is designed to be separate. That looks like a sensible and affordable solution.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:20 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:51 AM
It may be that the resolution concerns professional outfits such as the Cloud folk. Suggest you pass this info upstairs to the money men and let them sort it.
Then watch the installers like a hawk to see what goes into fitting the kit. Seeing as you are a student this appears to be an opportunity not to be missed.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:22 PM
This post has been edited by chemicalalex: 22 July 2012 - 02:27 PM