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mrtcat last won the day on March 15 2018

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  1. mrtcat

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    This. The XR18 is a cracking little mixer only let down by the WiFi. A cheap dual band router not only solves connection issues it also allows you to secure your connection with a password.
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    Michael Jackson covers- Yes or No?

    We've had to pull all of the R-Kelly and Rolf Harris songs from our set.
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    Vlogging help

    I recently joined a fairly busy band doing weddings and private events. They're great guys and so far it's been a lot of fun. All the work is divided pretty fairly amongst the four members. We also run a little rehearsal studio in Rushden, Northamptonshire. As I live the furthest away I don't get asked to do much with day to day running of the studio and that suits me fine. I have however been given the job of producing a weekly vlog that shows what we do. My only qualification for the role is that I own a decent camera and a couple of gopros bit I'm definitely up for the learning process that will be involved. What I'm after is any advice and feedback. The aim more than anything is to share the interesting parts of what we do, allow people who have / might book us get to know us and how it works and really just make something interesting. We have agreed that we should try and find a different theme each week so we aren't making essentially the same thing over and over and we need to keep it simple enough that it doesn't affect performances. If you want to see what we've done so far then this is my latest effort. I already learnt I'm going to need to use a high pass filter when using footage taken whilst driving lol.
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    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    A drummer friend of mine is going to order some new iems with Lugs. He's based in Northampton and is looking for a place to get his impressions done. Any recommendations as to where he can get them done properly?
  5. Been through this recently. In Jan I joined a really established band with a LOT of gigs booked which will essentially allow me to gig for a living. They gave me a list of 70 songs but broke it down into three sections (1.Always Play, 2.Often play, 3.Rarely play.) so I worked on everything in order of priority. Yeah it was daunting but turns out that the set list rarely changes that much and we are only now starting to add new songs now we have half a dozen gigs together under the belt. I found the learning less daunting than the whole "being the new kid" thing and actually used it to take my mind off the fact that I was about to embark on a whole load of work with guys that were essentially complete strangers. One month in and all is going well and I certainly don't feel like an outsider anymore.
  6. mrtcat

    Some music just sounds best in the car!

    I visit the Pro-Ac production facility every six weeks with my day job and have spent plenty of time in their demo room. Absolutely glorious speakers and without doubt way better than anything you could recreate in a car. Top class gear.
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    Click tracks and drummers

    Yep we use click for a small selection of songs every gig where we use backing track. All of us on in ears and it's so easy. Drummer absolutely needs to be able to hear both the click and the track and it really helps if everyone can. If a drummer can't work with a click he or she simply needs to practice more. I always practice bass parts either to a click or a backing track so I'd definitely expect a drummer to be doing similar. Musicians who can't keep time don't belong in bands imo.
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    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Only on the day I auditioned thankfully. My PSM300 is now in the Fraudio rack and I have a stereo feed which makes me very happy. They're really great guys who are fully on board with IEM's so I'll be slowly selling them the idea of custom moulds and ditching the PSM200s 😉
  9. mrtcat

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Looks killer. Sadly wouldn't work for me because: 1. I'd need about a dozen of them because we're all on wireless and swap places / run around on stage regularly. 2. I'm already about 12 inches taller than Jamie and Liam so they won't thank me for standing on a raised platform lol. That said I'd still be tempted because it looks so cool.
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    Feedback for TJ Spicer

    Just bought a lovely amp head from Tyler. Super easy to deal with and a really nice chap. He even delivered the amp to me at a gig. Deal with confidence.
  11. mrtcat

    Ashdown BTA200 £550

    This has sold now. How do I know? Because it's currently residing in my studio!
  12. mrtcat

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I used a little lossless mp3 player loaded with a handful of stuff I knew would test the range of any iems I was trying. For me stuff like Daft Punk was good. I don't think I would have gone as far as to take my wireless setup but if you can and want to then it's not a daft idea.
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    Amp Quandry... Amp or Active PA / FRFR?

    Personally I don't rate them at all. Try to stretch to something by rcf and I think you'll be better off.
  14. mrtcat

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I used the comply wraps with my previous custom moulds which stopped fitting properly after I lost some weight. I found them really uncomfortable and ended up using an acrylic nail polish on the moulds instead. That really helped but ultimately I got new in ears that fitted better and now the problem is solved.