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It's a clip that you use to hold music books open on the stand, like so:


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So, I work in live production, specifically in audio. With very, very few exceptions the mics themselves and the mic cables have no immediate redundancy other than someone being ready to deal with a problem should one occur (though if a lead vocalist is using a wireless mic, there may be a wired mic tucked away someplace on stage the talent can get to ...


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The first terms that came to my mind are "gearhead" (like in this article), and "suffers from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)".


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There are several youtube videos showing live setups for large bands, and you'll see that there is a LOT of redundancy in there. Thinking of Billy Joel's keyboard player David Rosenthal - he has two separate identical racks of equipment, set up so that pressing a single button can send the midi data to the B rack while the A rack is restarted, and he has a ...


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A recording engineer's job is to do essentially this, not just with guitar signal chains but also with microphones and plugins for vocals or any instrument. He's hired by people who've (hopefully) gotten the composition and the musicianship sorted out, and they need somebody whose expertise lies is getting the sound the client wants to hear in the mix at the ...


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Any vibrato is set up as a balance between the strings and the springs. So once that balance is achieved, it shouldn't make much if any difference whether they're .008s or .013s. Obviously the bendability will be different, but that's a different issue. You may also need to check action and intonation.


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I think you need to look at this historically. Back in the days when the only real mobile multi-track recording facility was owned by the Rolling Stones, then you would be lucky to even be recording to multi-track at all live, let alone have any redundancy in the system. The only 'redundancy' I can think of was that they had to run 2 totally separate sound ...


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It’s a condition called Equipmentitis.


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A collector? Reminds me of the old joke, Q. How do you make a million by making music? A. Start with two million ...


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@YourUncleBob is of course correct. Will accept the answer if posted. Realized though that the reason I felt like my colleagues' settings were "backwards" was something totally unrelated, and kind of interesting and a good lesson for beginner DJs. tl;dr - Yet another reason not to rely on visual cues! It turns out I didn't have a different setting than my ...


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Moving from light gauge strings to heavier gauge stings on a Floyd Rose style bridge will cause you problems; unless you take care to set the bridge up properly, or have a shop or someone set it up for you. As Tim said in his answer, once the guitar is set up properly, there should not be much of a difference, in terms of action at least. The string tension ...


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Not a product recommendation, but there is gear like this: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/tascam-da-6400dp-compact-64-channel-digital-multitrack-recorder Feature headlines include: The DA-6400dp includes a redundant power supply In addition to the DA-6400 standard model, the DA-6400dp is available with two power supply circuits to allow redundant power ...


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tl;dr: There is not really any alternative. The Behringer P16 Personal Mixing System is literally 10 times cheaper than the competitors. The main competitors are Aviom and the Allen&Heath ME system. For Aviom, just the injector alone (i.e. the component that takes analog inputs and encodes it into Aviom's protocol) is 1500€. The Behringer equivalent, ...


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For future reference it would be helpful to specify the connectors on the gear you're referring to. I'll assume your phone has a lightning connector and I looked up the Sony LBT D107, which has several pairs of stereo RCA inputs. You want a lightning-to-stereo pair male RCA cable if such a thing exists (doubtful!) or lightning to 3.5mm stereo cable (...


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I don't have a term for a person that behaves as you said. But I've long had a term for the behaviour itself - new golfclubs syndrome. Whatever the term is, I don't want to be that person.


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This could work fine for fixed wiring. Or between a lapel mic amd a bodypack transmitter. Probably not robust enough for a stage cable that will be trodden on and otherwise maltreated. Ever looked inside a multi-way 'snake'? 22 and 24 gauge are standard. Electrically it will be fine.


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It is not really the gauge size that you need to worry about for mic cables, chances are the wiring inside the microphone is a fraction of that size. I would be more concerned with the flexibility of the cable and things like whether the cable diameter is enough for the connector strain relief to sufficiently grab onto to be effective. My own experience ...


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Before spending money or making custom cables, try the headphone output of the RX1602 as your second output. With its level control initially set way down of course. Don't argue why it won't work, just try! You may have a nice surprise.


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As you say, you don't really need something like the jamhub, which provides multiple headphone outs. You're correct that all you really need is a small analogue mixer - like the one you linked to, but there are many, many models available. If your guitar amp really only has a speaker out, you won't want to plug that directly into the mixer, as it will be ...


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If you don't mind mono mixes, you can use each of the 6 busses as a separate mix. Each person can control their own mix by logging into that bus with an Android tablet. Each bus can be connected to a powered speaker or wireless headset. PS: you will need to use an external router because the internal one only handles 4 connections to the XR18.


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If you want just a single monitor mix for IEMs for all band members, you can assign all the X AIR buses to the headphone jack and plug a headphone splitter amp into the jack. Not individually configurable but only costs about $30 for everybody, not including the IEMs. Reference: In Ear Monitoring with the Behringer X-Air XR18


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One of these I think. The Kaotica Eyeball. With a standard pop filter in front of it. Remarkably expensive for a lump of foam. Doubtless special hi-tec foam though. Not any standard type you could get off-the-shelf from a foam manufacturer :-) https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/kaotica-eyeball


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Even with my little tiny recording company that records for non-profit organizations, I give myself computer redundancy. I don't need to provide live sound (I record orchestras, etc. The sound in the room is acoustic) so the main output from my mixing console goes to a 2-track recorder. Then if the computer that's recording the multi-track output has some ...


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For about ten years, twice a week, for an hour minimum straight, I used a computer you could have found in the garbage with $200 8 track PCI card to record every session. For me blue screen of death was extremely rare, even though this was the era where it was most common. If the DAW fails that recording is scrubbed, but the show must go on. And instead of ...


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Digital stage boxes often have the ability to share their inputs with mixers and software workstations connected to the network, allowing separate redundant machines to perform the same recording task. The sound engineer at the FOH desk may then record a mix directly from the mixer, using an external recorder, while the sound engineer's laptop records ...


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there such a thing as multiple microphones/cables/DAWs recording the same audio Multiple tape machines or hard disk recorders is pretty standard and has been for decades. Multiple microphones and cables, not really that I know of: if a microphone gets trashed a stage person will go up there and replace it. Of course that particular track for that ...


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