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  1. How many people did it take to get those QW-1's on top of the DTH subs?!?! I can only imagine. LOL I do have to keep that kind of thing in mind. I just turned 52, and last year started lifting weights just to be able to manhandle what I do have around.
  2. Awesome. I have no idea why I didn't think about this! For some reason, I keep seeing it in the speaker cabinet. The issue is - they have crossovers in them, but I don't know if they are stock crossovers - because the switch on the back for bi-amping is gone. I am the third owner, and the second owner was a local music school called "Rock School" that teaches kids to play in a rock band. If it doesn't have the original crossovers in them, then I am going to build a set of them, and leave the switchable biamp option out. I like the cabinets, they do what I need them to do. I was not going to run the subs inline with them. The only thing that I intended to hit the subs, was the kick drum, to maximize their impact. Are those DTH subs? How do you like those? I always wondered how the "push-pull" speaker layout worked.
  3. I'm going to be buying speaker cables soon. I'm considering rewiring a pair of Carvin #1588 cabinets that I have with an 8-pin Neutrik socket. so, the 2x15" speakers would be on one channel, the 2x8"+1.4" Horn will be on the next channel, and the 3rd and 4th channels will be passed through to a pair of NL4 jacks, one to be used as a pass through to the 18" Subs, and the other as a pass through for the Monitors on each side of the stage. I'm going to be buying all of my cables from Audiopile. I LOVE Audiopile. I decided that since I was literally building this system from the ground up, I took all my old mic cables and patch cables, and called some of my musician friends and gave almost all of them away. They though I was nuts, but the weakest link in my pa was mixed cables - so I kept anything that was EWI/Audiopile as backup cables, and I am now left with removing ratfur from the Carvin cabinets, applying Duratech paint, and installing new input panels on the back on the cabinets as I rewire the entire rig . I've been buying my cables according to uses. Every so often I would I buy, as an example all my TRS-TRS patch cables and channel insert cables... I have a custom rack mounted y-split/patch-bay, and next up is speaker cables and panel jacks to install in the speaker cabinets and build a patch panel for the amp rack.
  4. I had this monstrosity. I recorded at least half the Metal and Punk Demo's recorded in Jacksonville, FL between 1988 and 1992 on this thing. live to a Yamaha MT44 4-track, then live to a Fostex A-4 8-track reel to reel (had 4 input channels, that switched from tracks 1-4 to 5-8. That was how Fostex saved money on it.) I installed in/out insert jacks in it.(talk about a PITA. I had this board disassembled for about 6 months and came home from my day job and worked on it all winter.) I used to drag this crap out to people's band rooms and record their demo's in their practice rooms. I also had a rack with cheapo outboard gear. What is funny, is one of my friends had gone into a bunch of real studios to record his band and when I recorded his band, he went -"This is the sound I wanted and never could get." Which I thought was hilarious, but it was just a crappy punk rock sound, but the funny thing is that his band had 1,000 cassettes made, and they sold them for $5 each and actually sold them all in a few weeks, and I became somewhat of a punk rock legend locally. Tons of kids came to me wanting demo's, so I tripled my price and they didn't bat an eye.
  5. I have totally moved over to triggering the kick. You can get a ddrum4 unit that lets you create whatever kind of kick sound you want, and deliver the same kick sound mp mater what the drummer has. I purchased 3 of them @ $400 each used. so I have backups. Better than any kick mic out there to me.
  6. I have a question, and I didn't want to unearth up a Zombie thread to ask in. How do I go about learning MIDI? I mean, literally for somebody who doesn't know anything at all about MIDI. I am a drummer. I've had, and toyed with electric drums going back to the mid-80's, but I always used the internal sounds in the modules. I have all sorts of MIDI gear now (3 ddrum4 modules, a brand new MOTU 8x8 MIDI Interface, about 4 "midiK.I.T.I." Trigger to MIDI interfaces, and a brand new PC with Mixcraft Pro Studio 7 software which has lots of sounds.) as well as about 20 HART Mesh head electric drum pads, and a ddrum 4 drumkit. I kept buying all this gear and it is so new to me (I'm 51) and I know nothing about MIDI and it is like I am terrifiedto hook it up and dive into it because I don't have a clue what I am doing or where to begin. I bought The MIDI Manual : A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio (Audio Engineering Society Presents) 3rd Edition by David Miles Huber. I read it, it made me feel like a complete idiot. (Remember, you are dealing with a drummer, use small words. LOL) I need this stuff really dumbed-down so that I can get a grasp on what I am doing. I have a friend who is considered by almost everyone locally to be "THE" local Keyboard master - we're talking the guy everyone calls first when they need a keys player for a gig or recording. Guess what? He doesn't know anything about MIDI. He said he looked into it about 25 or 30 years ago, but decided it is of very little use to him, because he does everything live. No sequencing at all. He said he is like John Lord from Deep Purple, David Stone from Rainbow, and Don Airey from Rainbow, Purple, and Ozzy Osbourne era. not Trent Reznor.... he said he is really more like an old school "Rock Organ" player than a keyboard player, although he is a classically trained pianist. For me, as a drummer. That is essentially how I use the drum modules, BUT I want to be able to use MIDI for recording drums - I mean, everyone does track/sound replacement on the drums, so I thought - why even bother recording actual drums, when I can just record the MIDI sequence, and stack as many sounds as I want on there without wasting processor speed, RAM, etc on actual audio tracks for the drums. Thanks!
  7. I have two sets of Hart Acupads with 10" Mesh heads on them, but I also put dead ringers under them to help eliminate some of the "playing on a trampoline" feeling. In each kit, i did away with the kick pad, and converted an 18" kick drum into a meshhead pad. The Black pads have a black rack with a Purple Taye 8"x18" kick. The White kit, has a 14"x 18" Yamaha Marching bass that I converted into an electric mesh-head drum. Each kick is filled with foam, because I hate a bouncy head - I bury the beater in a drum normally, so I totally foamed the kicks out by purchasing sheets of foam, cutting 18" discs out of them, and then gluing them together to make a bug foam plug that fits inside each drum, and I installed a trigger in each one. Here's a shot of the Taye I bought on Ebay. I got it for $50 shipped, it did not come with tension rods or claws. And here are some shots of the edrums. I have several midiK.I.T.I.'s (9 trigger TMI's) and an 8-Midi input MOTU unit that connects to a rackmounted PC. That kickdrum pad holder totally sucks. Every time you would hit it, it would almost topple over because it is top heavy. Unlike most other pads, these Hart pads are made out of steel. So that whole white shell that you see, is steel. I moved from my former home where I had a soundproofed 25'x25' room to practice in. Now I'm practicing in a 12'x12' bedroom that I can not do anything with, so the solution was - I sold a couple of my cheapo sets, and purchased all this stuff used. I even use electric cymbals. then I got wise, and went down to a local studio that has the best mic's in town, and I took my acoustic kit, and 35 Paiste cymbals from various lines, and sampled my own drums. So, my guitarist and I decided that I should try using the electric drums live, with my samples and real cymbals, ala Def Leppard. So, we're converting one of my Sonor Force kits to be an electric kit. I'm kind of enjoying the electronics. I need to start getting back online again.
  8. Updating this old thread. Tonight I purchased THREE Crest Pro-Lite 2.0's,(rebranded as "Christie Vive" Audio) on Ebay. These are brand new, in the box, but they are not the "DSP" models, but I got a GREAT price on them. So next up, some kind of speaker management system. I would have preferred to bought amps with the full DSP built in, but at the end of the day - dbx driveracks aren't that expensive anymore. So we'll see how this good stuff works.
  9. Just replace the speaker with one of these, but i would go ahead and replace both of them at the same time. 96 db Sensitivity, and 450 Watts each at 8 ohms. It's hard to beat $67 each. https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...oofer--295-032
  10. https://www.fullcompass.com/brand/km-k-and-m-stands/replacement-parts/
  11. That's Awesome! Thanks. I'd start out running at 8 ohms, and if needed, add another pair of subs.. Actually, I'd probably make the jump to a pair of 2x18" EAW's. I can't think of the model, but they have a model that was essentially their double version of the SB-180, so I'd just look into getting those for 4 Ohm duty.
  12. Well guys, it has been quite a while since I was on the board. This has been a rough week for me. Monday was my 49th Birthday. Wednesday night my mom died at 10:30PM. I'm fairly certain I am still in shock, considering the fact that I keep crying every time I try to talk about it. She got Alzheimer's a few years ago and as she progressively got worse enrolled her in the local Hospice program. I quit my job, moved back in with my parents. My Dad sold the family home for quite a bit of money, and we moved 30 miles away where he bought a new house and paid it off, put the rest in the bank, and my dad and I took care of her here at home. Two weeks ago, an aggressive form of cancer set in - she went from no visible sign of it, except for a small red line by her neck, to having a tumor/cyst that was the size of a softball that completely grew around her Carotid Artery in 9 days. There was nothing that could be done for her; the doctor told my Dad that chemo would kill her faster than doing nothing. So I got to sit and watch my mom starve to death. And I have to say, it was hard. I told my Dad,"I didn't know I was going to be forced to participate in her murder." I was under the impression that while in Hospice, it meant that she would be at home and when she got near the end, rather than keeping her alive on machines, they would put her on drugs, and she would essentially sleep until she passed way. It was hard to take, but I guess no death is easy; our Hospice nurse said,"Very few people are lucky enough to die in their sleep." Which was kind of a sobering reality for me, because anytime anyone dies they almost always seem to have died in their sleep, or drop dead on the spot. I only know of a few people who had long, drawn-out episodes when it came to death. I guess I just wasn't ready, or expecting, to lose her so early in my life. My Dad is dealing with her passing far better than my brother and I are and he's like,"You guys need to man up! Don't make it about you." I told him,"Easy for you to say, your mom lived 20 years longer than mine did!" Anyway, I need some stuff to take my mind off of this, so I'm working on audio stuff today. Since the last time I was here eons ago, I bought an old set of EAW tops and subs.(The cabinets look almost brand new.) A Pair of #152HR tops 15"+1" Horn (350 Watts AES) A Pair of #SB180 Subs.18" Sub (1000 Watts AES) I need an Amplifier for the Tops and the Subs. So, if you were playing 150-250 capacity average bars with these. Hard Rock & Old School Heavy Metal. What would you buy to power these? I would really appreciate if Agedhorse would chime in on this. I also picked up a set of 6 custom built floor wedges from a Church that upgraded to IEM, but these monitors are made from all birch void-free plywood, and you can look at them and tell they were professionally made, and they have a 12"/1" concentric Eminence driver in each one. They just wanted to get rid of them, so I got half a dozen of them for $200! They sound awesome. So, we are going to coat those in truck bed liner. Whoever built them did not do the finish on them, and sadly the church's youth group Rattle-canned them with Krylon Green and NO primer, so the paint began coming off in strips. He said the paint getting scratched off was just from them moving the speakers around in the storage room where that have been stored for the last year. My guitarist and I are going to strip the wedges down, and sand them down to bare wood, then prime them, and then I'm taking them to the local Line-X place and having them sprayed. But let's get back to the Subs and tops amplifiers, what model amp would you use for each of these purposes. I have amps already, but I want an amp for the subs. And I will most likely be buying used, although I have looked at the Crest #CC5500 and thought,"Well, I CAN actually afford it, but do I really need it. In theory, I could run my entire front end on that one amp Thanks, Ed Save
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