BTS: ICS Tribute To Bee Gees

pictures from my side of tribute 😀

what was originally the setup for recording
Used a friend’s Saffire instead of the Behringer ADAT and 003.
from 44 channels to only 32 to work with
from 32 only 26 are being recorded into pro tools
using my mac as the source of light lol
sitting behind the monitor engineers
awesome lights, LED screen, disco ball 😀

tuesday: (i believe) a basic setup with the ADAT and 003 was done while i was away. my lecturer had told me to go home since there was nothing that i could do/help with. earlier that day i was merely the keeper of all bags lol.

wednesday: FOH + MON line checks and rundowns.

  1. the ADAT failed to work. got another from the FOH rack.
  2. buzzes coming into PT from the ADAT channels, even though the ADAT was turned off. problem came from the optical cables.
  3. SM2 failed to load.
  4. signals were coming in, but into the wrong channels. signal flow got mixed up.
  5. frustrated. why: because a) i only had 16 channels to work with and i’ve distributed them very nicely in each medley; b) i’ve always had problem with understanding the signal flow of a certain system. when i finally understood everything, and things still managed to go wrong, i just. yes.
  6. tweeted & whatsapp-ed S. says he’d come as soon as possible with his Saffire. (YESSSSS!)
  7. S came and we started over from scratch. Learned that I have 26 channels instead of 16 to work with. (DOUBLE YESSSSS!)
  8. S set up everything. I mostly watched because (again) I had problem tryna understand the signal flow behind the new setup.
  9. he left, leaving behind the channel distribution notes for me to finish up the next morning.

thursday (THE DAY):

  1. curious with S’ configuration. read back the night before’s messages and tried to do the rest of the setup myself.
  2. mission self-configured channel distribution: SUCCESS.
  3. S came with RCA cables for the OH. the ONLY part of the entire setup that I still don’t understand until today.
  4. wait, why are Caleb and Daryll’s waveforms IDENTICAL? oh. whoops.
  5. during the 1st set of the concert: WAIT. WHY IS BV2 NOT RECORD-ENABLED. NOOOOOO
  6. before the 2nd set of the concert: created a new track for BV2.
  7. the rest of the night went by smoothly.

what an experience. 😀


Author: melinya

one day, i wanna wake up, pack my stuff and just go on a random trip.

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