Originally posted by Happy Camp Steve:
Brad's next big concert is Aug 10. We plan on using the Bose as stage monitor. Looks like the 50 foot ethernet cable should work for us to reach from the stage to the monitor pit at the side of the stage.
(Where do we get an armoured ethernet cable that long?)
My next question is: Is there a headphone output on the T1 so I can monitor the mix from the monitor pit on the side of the stage?
Or would it work to take the analog out from the T1 to the FOH...and an auxilliary out (it would have to be identical to the analog out) to another small mixer and listen via the headphone jack on that second small mixer?
We are still excitedly waiting on the T1.We appreciate your advice.
Thanks for all the help! Steve Burns
PS: We just finished the album last week. Previews at www.bradburns.US
For the armored ethernet cable: The industry name for one of those is a Neutrik Ethercon. I did a few minutes of google searching and I could not find a place to buy long, assembled ethercon cables retail. Maybe someone else has a source?
If you can't find a long ethercon: If these shows are in a controlled enough environment I would not hesitate to use a regular RJ45 ethernet cable intended for computer use. Youll just want to make sure the ends will not be exposed to a lot of strain or stress. For example, on stage Id take a piece of gaffers tape and tape the ethernet cable coming out of the PS2 right down to the body of the PS2 itself as a strain relief for extra protection.
There is no headphone out on the T1. You have a couple options for this scenario.
1.) Set your aux out send levels on every channel to 100%, and Post Fader. The aux out will now be a carbon copy of the analog master out. Note: The Aux out will not reflect the level of the Master fader unless it is at max. Take your analog master out and send it off to the FOH. Now take the aux out and put it into a mini mixer. You can monitor using headphones off of that. What happens on the mini mixer stays on the mini mixer - the FOH feed is unchanged.
2.) Forget the aux out. Run the analog master out into a mixer, and take a direct out off of the mixer to send to FOH. You can now monitor off the headphone bus of that board. But, anything you modify on the mini mixer will be reflected in the FOH mix.
Which option you choose just depends on how comfortable you are having that mini mixer and the T1 'hot' to the FOH.
Hope this makes sense. Luckily, time is on your side since you have 7 weeks till showtime. Take a look at the T1 flight simulator if you haven't already! That will make some of this more clear.
Thank you for your faith in our product sight-unseen for such a big event.