Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Played a set last night, this seems like as good a time as any to dip into the original intent of these pages, talking about gear (from the on the surface standpoint). I'll also break my established landscape image orientation habit. (well, it appears the stretch involved in retaining my format width makes the nested portrait image look much more low resolution than it actually is, probably won't be doing that again.)

This is my current live set up.

From the top down:
Stereo transistor fuzz
Alesis 3630 compressor
Roland SMX-880
Shure ST 6300 type 2 (2x)
Grass S4 tube pulse generator
Peavey EQ-27

This is what it sounds like:
[view] - live, 27 March, 2011 @ Aminatas by crochambeau

Probably something of an acquired taste.

Here's where the rubber meets the road. There are several feedback loops going on here, some of which are nested in a count the triangles sort of way.

Pulse feeds EQ.
EQ splits output into three feeds, to a line mixer channel and "Aux in" on each 6300.
Each side of the 3630 is fed from "Link B" total summed output from one 6300, the signal is returned to the "Link B" input which bears no manual level control (amplitude being controlled at the 3630)
PA output of the 6300 has a level control, each 6300 feeds one side of the stereo fuzz, which in turn feeds two line mixer channels.
6300 Link A output feeds SMX-880 directly
Each side SMX-880 XLR output feeds channel 1 of the corresponding 6300.
XLR "transmit" output of each 6300 feeds channel 2 of the other.
The image above also shows the 1/4" output of the SMX-880 feeding its own 7/8 channels, but those were spare cables, unplugged to allow connection to the PA system.

Having but a single rolling rack as a live set-up is enjoyable compared to the heap of shit I used to carry, but the low frequency department is not highly represented which is something of a problem in the long run..

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