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Multimedia / Tim Shows ‘em How At League Headquarters
« Last post by W1RC on March 10, 2018, 10:29:31 PM »
James J "Whitey" Bulger / Worse Than Whitey!
« Last post by W1RC on March 08, 2018, 12:12:25 PM »
May is on the way!
I'll bring the e-kit, ooooh and the fun!
Bring your guitar, keys, tuba, sax, harp?
Could the person running the mixer record it at the same time?

Herein lies the problem of not having all of the instruments fed through the mixer. While this is a jam event, not formal by any means, I struggled with this problem when we were broadcasting the jam on the grounds. I took me about 2 years (4 jams) of practice to get the right balance of sound on the wire. But we were successful and had a great quality stereo mix being sent over for broadcast. Of course the broadcast mix was different then the house mix, but I think it often sounded better and balanced out the differences in levels. Then, as now there were a few instruments fed directly into the mixer, but the rest were picked up by as many as 9 microphones planted around the room and allowed the ability to turn down someone that was a little loud and bring up someone that was a little low, relatively speaking, like an acoustic instrument or a keyboard. This problem is why you see posts time and time again begging players to bring only small amps and to not play with overwhelming volume. It's pretty easy to max out the small room.

Of course it would help if there were the opportunity to get together for a practice session or two beforehand to get an idea who is coming, what they are bringing and what to practice, however this is the real world and it would be quite a chore to get people together from all around the northeast for a few hours or a day to "pre-jam" before the main event. Everybody's busy nowadays.

It's been a bit over 2 years since the last broadcast of the jam and while I could install all of the necessary equipment to get a good mix in the can or nowadays "in the stick", it's a lot of extra work and a good deal more equipment to deploy.

What say you all?

da mixer guy
I was finally able to reset my password for the forum and log in. I wonder how many other people have had this same problem logging in.
   For the sound recording would it be possible to tap off the mixer board? Could the person running the mixer record it at the same time?
I've started working on the song Secret Agent Man and hope to have it ready for May.
Looking forward to Nearfest and the jam, sincerely, N1bus
THE NEXT ONE! NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4th and 5th 2018 / Some Very Scary Radio Traffic
« Last post by W1RC on February 16, 2018, 10:30:38 AM »
The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster occurred in the town of Lac-Mégantic, in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Canada, at approximately 01:15 EDT, on July 6, 2013, when an unattended 74-car freight train carrying highly inflammable crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade and derailed in the center of town, resulting in the fire and explosion of multiple tank cars.

Forty-two people were confirmed dead, with five more missing and presumed dead.

More than 30 buildings in the town's centre, roughly half of the downtown area, were destroyed, and all but three of the thirty-nine remaining downtown buildings had to be demolished due to petroleum contamination of the townsite.

Listen to the chilling conversations between the train’s engineer as he learns that it was his train that caused this horrific disaster, particularly the Fifth Conversation that took place at 3:29AM.

Do you remember any of your high school ancient history or perhaps Latin classes?

Sasha Trubetskoy, an undergrad at the University of Chicago, has created a "subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Holy Roman Empire, circa 125 AD."

Drawing on Stanford’s ORBIS model, The Pelagios Project, and the Antonine Itinerary, Trubetskoy's map combines well-known historic roads, like the Via Appia, with lesser-known ones (in somes cases given imagined names). If you want to get a sense of scale, it would take, Trubetskoy tells us, "two months to walk on foot from Rome to Byzantium. If you had a horse, it would only take you a month."

Very creative indeed!
Mister Mike's "Mishigoss" Board / Ham Radio to the rescue.
« Last post by Bri on February 08, 2018, 08:31:59 PM »
Nice story on Ham radio.

Share with the youngsters cuz their cell phones won't work.

If you've not already seen this piece from NBC News:

Hawaii's recent communication breakdown and how ham Radio is the only thing that could save us:
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