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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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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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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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Yamaha are a reputable company who make musical instruments of almost every sort,in all price ranges. But it sponds as if you're a long way from knowing enough about guitars to make a sensible choice. Take your first lesson before choosing an instrument. Ask the teacher's advice.


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From the manual for your monitors: A balanced XLR connector and unbalanced RCA jack allow connection to professional mixers and I/O boxes using +4 dBu or -10 dBV nominal operating levels While the wording is odd, those level figures are the different standards in “professional” vs. “consumer” line level connections. The "pro" standard is about 12 dB ...


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You definitely don’t want to start off with a 12 string, which requires a lot more finger strength and dexterity. My thoughts would be to just go to your local guitar shop and buy something cheap. That’s why I did anyway, 2 years later and I’m still playing on my crappy $120 steel string. You can also check out pawn shops. Gear doesn’t matter much as a ...


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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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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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I agree to @Laurence, nothing will be damaged. But I advise you against doing so. Modern audio connections are bridged connections that is: Low impedance source connected to high impedance input. This way only little power is transfered resulting in unchanged response and high signal level is maintained resulting in low noise and low susceptibility. Your ...


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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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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 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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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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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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There's nothing 'second rate' about the phono input, though an unbalanced connection is more vulnerable to noise pickup. If this isn't a problem in your setup, and using the phono inputs allows a more managable gain structure, use them. You could turn the Monitor control on the Focusrite full up. But it seems a bit silly to amplify a signal just so that ...


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Try. No, it isn't specifically a guitar input. But nothing will be damaged, and sound will come out. If the gain control allows sufficient volume and you like the sound quality, use it.


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I disagree. I've just seen a blown up an acoustic 260 head. The power cord was plugged into the wall, sharing with a window based air conditioner unit. There was no speaker load connected to it. The power switch was flipped to "on". In this state, it was plugged in from the back with the cord, providing instantaneous power to the whole thing, and within ...


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