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Some critique on my upcoming new rig...
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roly-m
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I've had two experiences with Line 6 products.

One was an amp in a live situation....It sounded awful. The problem was likely OTS (operator too stupid).

The second experience was tracking guitars.. We went with the Line 6 thingies for isolation reasons.... use the Line 6 for headphone monitoring while recording the guitars direct so we could reamp them later.
In that situation, the Line 6 thingies sounded reasonably good.

Hmmmm...getting way off topic.
Hope your investment pays for itself quickly.

cheers
Roly
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roly-m wrote:I've had two experiences with Line 6 products.

One was an amp in a live situation....It sounded awful. The problem was likely OTS (operator too stupid).

The second experience was tracking guitars.. We went with the Line 6 thingies for isolation reasons.... use the Line 6 for headphone monitoring while recording the guitars direct so we could reamp them later.
In that situation, the Line 6 thingies sounded reasonably good.

Hmmmm...getting way off topic.
Hope your investment pays for itself quickly.

cheers
Roly


You're fine. I'm always looking for helpful advice. I've heard great things about the Line6, but it doesn't hurt to hear the bad too.
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I also would like to comment on the line 6 gear:
Got one in the stable right now and sound is very good to my standards. at least much better then I was used to (Samsom Concert, I know..).
I read a lot about WiFi interference for this system before I did this and became confident that Line 6 would "win" this battle from conventional WiFi accesspoints etc.

It has worked for 5 months flawlessly until last week: Apparently the travelling agency nearby has had an upgrade in their WiFi network with an exceptional output level as result. In the mean time other AP's in the neighbourhood are active at the other channels so little room to switch.

The effect on the line 6 reception is "holes" in audio. Don't have to tell you how nasty and undesirable this is >.

Imagine: having a rack full of this fantastic gear in a wirelessly "crowded" environment with little room to switch to other channels and to little wired mics or wireless mics on reserved frequencies...
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wouter65 wrote:I also would like to comment on the line 6 gear:
Got one in the stable right now and sound is very good to my standards. at least much better then I was used to (Samsom Concert, I know..).
I read a lot about WiFi interference for this system before I did this and became confident that Line 6 would "win" this battle from conventional WiFi accesspoints etc.

It has worked for 5 months flawlessly until last week: Apparently the travelling agency nearby has had an upgrade in their WiFi network with an exceptional output level as result. In the mean time other AP's in the neighbourhood are active at the other channels so little room to switch.

The effect on the line 6 reception is "holes" in audio. Don't have to tell you how nasty and undesirable this is >.

Imagine: having a rack full of this fantastic gear in a wirelessly "crowded" environment with little room to switch to other channels and to little wired mics or wireless mics on reserved frequencies...


I'm not quite sure then...I've been back and forth with myself between the RAD360's from Audix, and the XD-V75...
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What are you going to haul this all around with?
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robare99 wrote:What are you going to haul this all around with?


Extended cab Chevrolet with a camper shell for smaller stuff, and a 6x12' or a 7x14' trailer.
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DJIceman97 wrote:
robare99 wrote:What are you going to haul this all around with?


Extended cab Chevrolet with a camper shell for smaller stuff, and a 6x12' or a 7x14' trailer.


New trailer?

Be sure to get:
Dual axles with brakes
2 rows on E-Track
Ramp door.


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robare99 wrote:
DJIceman97 wrote:
robare99 wrote:What are you going to haul this all around with?


Extended cab Chevrolet with a camper shell for smaller stuff, and a 6x12' or a 7x14' trailer.


New trailer?

Be sure to get:
Dual axles with brakes
2 rows on E-Track
Ramp door.




I have one that I'm looking at right now, 7x14 dual axle with ramp door (I believe it has brakes too) used...if not there's a dealer right down the road that could get me a good deal.
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Nice! A trailer is probably the best investment I've made soundwise to date! I'm able to park mine in my garage and leave it loaded. It's a 5x12. Plus it really ups the scale of the operation. I'm no longer a guy with a bunch of stuff in the back of a truck. When I roll up with a cleanly packed trailer, they know I mean business.

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robare99 wrote:Nice! A trailer is probably the best investment I've made soundwise to date! I'm able to park mine in my garage and leave it loaded. It's a 5x12. Plus it really ups the scale of the operation. I'm no longer a guy with a bunch of stuff in the back of a truck. When I roll up with a cleanly packed trailer, they know I mean business.



Haha that's what I'm aiming for. Kind of annoying carrying all my cables in plastic tubs, I'll have new cases for everything besides the speakers, and those will get them over time.
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DJIceman97 wrote:
robare99 wrote:Nice! A trailer is probably the best investment I've made soundwise to date! I'm able to park mine in my garage and leave it loaded. It's a 5x12. Plus it really ups the scale of the operation. I'm no longer a guy with a bunch of stuff in the back of a truck. When I roll up with a cleanly packed trailer, they know I mean business.



Haha that's what I'm aiming for. Kind of annoying carrying all my cables in plastic tubs, I'll have new cases for everything besides the speakers, and those will get them over time.


Exactly. I have ATA cases for all my amps, small ATA trunks for my cables, mics, 3 trunks for lights etc, and a trunk for my snakes. But I definitely didn't purchase them all at once. I keep a running gear tab. I just checked and I have just over $3,600 in cases. But I picked them up one or two at a time. Slowly replaced my "milk crates of shame" lol. I also had gator cases I replaced with ATA style. Just much more durable.

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robare99 wrote:
DJIceman97 wrote:
robare99 wrote:Nice! A trailer is probably the best investment I've made soundwise to date! I'm able to park mine in my garage and leave it loaded. It's a 5x12. Plus it really ups the scale of the operation. I'm no longer a guy with a bunch of stuff in the back of a truck. When I roll up with a cleanly packed trailer, they know I mean business.



Haha that's what I'm aiming for. Kind of annoying carrying all my cables in plastic tubs, I'll have new cases for everything besides the speakers, and those will get them over time.


Exactly. I have ATA cases for all my amps, small ATA trunks for my cables, mics, 3 trunks for lights etc, and a trunk for my snakes. But I definitely didn't purchase them all at once. I keep a running gear tab. I just checked and I have just over $3,600 in cases. But I picked them up one or two at a time. Slowly replaced my "milk crates of shame" lol. I also had gator cases I replaced with ATA style. Just much more durable.



Oh yeah...well with this whole setup, I'll be purchasing a few cases to hold everything. One will have all power cables, and possibly the mic cables, if not those will be in another case...One will have my LED cans in it, the other will hold the other lighting (moving heads and FX lighting)...plus I'm picking up a 16U case, the front cover transforms to a small desk, which will be nice, I don't have to find tables all the time lol. Oh yeah, and a reel up snake is a must.
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You guys are lucky in the USA. www.audiopile.net has all sorts of EWI cases. They don't ship to Canada. I replaced my milk crate with small trunks. All I could basically find were mic cases that hold 24 mics. So I bought 3 and repurposed them. They were about as close as I could get to the size of 2 milk crates. They do work pretty good. All 3 stack nicely onto the hand truck to move them around. Then when setting up, I have AC/Speakons together, which I set up first, then long and short XLR's and small snakes/misc for last. I have 2 10' snakes. One is XLR to XKR for when I use my big snake, and the other is XLR/TRS for when I go from my mixer straight to the power amps.

The lid comes off, which is handy. It's divided into 3 sections but I turned it into 2 sections.




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That's where I plan on getting my cables, cases, and DI boxes from. Just still trying to pick out what size cases.

Anyways, here's a short clip from when I demo'd the KW153/KW181's at Guitar Center yesterday. Music was a live recording of one of the funk bands I work with. Just a quick mix-together, just had to watch what part of the show was played lol. The video doesn't do the system justice, it is a really nice sounding system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw9wYzOBWzg
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DJIceman97 wrote:That's where I plan on getting my cables, cases, and DI boxes from. Just still trying to pick out what size cases.

Anyways, here's a short clip from when I demo'd the KW153/KW181's at Guitar Center yesterday. Music was a live recording of one of the funk bands I work with. Just a quick mix-together, just had to watch what part of the show was played lol. The video doesn't do the system justice, it is a really nice sounding system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw9wYzOBWzg


Nice!! I'm not real famaliar with current powered speakers etc but I know QSCamps are pretty much bulletproof, so I would expect they are great speakers!!!
 
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