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Viva Las Vegas

Postby Alain Benoit » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:00 pm



That is all for now.

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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:11 pm

One more faderpack is coming in the next week or so for a total of 32 channels of control. Now I just have to build some furniture to put it in.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:07 pm

Is it up and running with PT yet?
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:07 pm

macrae11 wrote:Is it up and running with PT yet?


Worked flawlessly. We ran a test with an existing session and it works as expected. We'll install it permanently before the end of the summer. I'll start build the desk for it when I get back from vacation in a couple weeks.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:34 am

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Work has finally started on building a console to put the ProControl in. Still plenty of work ahead of my but I'm well into it now. If ever I leave the studio business I may get into the furniture making business.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:45 am

Are those the rack wings, or are they the actual bays for the PC to sit in?
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:57 am

macrae11 wrote:Are those the rack wings, or are they the actual bays for the PC to sit in?


Rack wings. The PC will rest between them. The overall length of this thing is borderline silly. It can be handle by a single operator, but is also a good size for a co-pilot to get involved too. Plenty of legroom though, even for you Andrew.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:03 pm

I forget, were they going to be swept wings, or straight?
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:12 pm

macrae11 wrote:I forget, were they going to be swept wings, or straight?



Straight... Unless you want to make an argument for swept? I'm still open to that... But the design gets even more complicated and it makes the footprint wider too which given the size of the room and the 88" length of the PC could be problematic in and of itself.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:33 pm

Yeah that's what I figured. Swept just makes meters more visible from farther away is all, but I know what you're saying about the complication and the width.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:03 am

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Apparently one can kerf a piece of MDF. Racks are almost ready to be primed.

In 2+ weeks this should all be installed. So much work... :evil:
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:11 pm

Big project. Can't wait to see it finished and working.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Malcolm Boyce wrote:Big project. Can't wait to see it finished and working.


Me neither. Then you can come over and mix! Because I'll be napping for the remainder of the winter.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:54 pm

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Coming along....
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:30 pm

Ready for Saturday?
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:27 am

macrae11 wrote:Ready for Saturday?


It is already assembled and in place. My goal is to start testing it Thursday. So... yeah.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Alain Benoit » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:51 pm

My goal is to finish testing Tuesday! :mrgreen:

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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:59 pm

Alain Benoit wrote:My goal is to finish testing Tuesday! :mrgreen:

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It was a late one last night (with a handful of head scratching moments) but the monitoring is all wired and tested. I'm taking the night off tonight, because I forget what the kids look like and we are ahead of schedule. I'll be in Thursday night to finish tidying up, then Andrew if you want we can do the setup for the session on Friday night.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:17 pm

Sounds great.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:17 am

macrae11 wrote:Sounds great.



Speaking of "sound"... it does sound different in there and I'm inclined to say that it's not a bad thing.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby macrae11 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:23 am

hmmm, just monitor positioning and lower racks maybe?
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:51 am

That's a pretty substantial structure and setup change. I would be surprised if it didn't change the acoustic nature of that listening position in a pretty noticeable way.
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:45 pm

macrae11 wrote:hmmm, just monitor positioning and lower racks maybe?


Malcolm Boyce wrote:That's a pretty substantial structure and setup change. I would be surprised if it didn't change the acoustic nature of that listening position in a pretty noticeable way.


You guys are likely both right. I anticipated this and I was curious as to whether the affects were going to be positive or negative. So far it seems very positive. I will be using the nearfields more than before for starters. But the difference is more tham "pretty noticeable", it's more in the realm of "night and day".

Next thing I'm going to do over the holidays is build a stand for the outboard racks, dropping them down a few inches.

PS - We should take a picture for Mixerman's facebook page this weekend!
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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby dylanger » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:00 am

Mathieu Benoit wrote:
PS - We should take a picture for Mixerman's facebook page this weekend!


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Re: Viva Las Vegas

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:06 am

Well, the console and desk have been sold.

I'll let the new owner make the official announcement themselves in their time, but I'm happy that it went to a good home. It was fun desk to build and I can't wait to build another one!

Here is a picture of the control room as it was before the move:

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