This was a gig that I’m quite proud of. I was working with my friends producing a great gig and I had lots of control over how everything looked and sounded without having to compromise because of the space like the usual college gigs in the main theatre. I put in a pretty complex audio rig had 2x Full-size X32’s 1x x32 rack, 2x Behringer S16 1x Behringer SD16 9x Sennheiser G3 EW300 4x EV ZLX12P, 2x EV ZXA1 Subwoofer, 2x Yamaha DRX Subwoofer, FBT Rig + Amplifier rack and some D&B E3’s.
I was using one of the X32’s just as a systems desk to control all the loudspeaker outputs. I pretty much maxed it out output wise and even had to use the Aux and Studio Outputs! every speaker was an independent output on the desk so I could control each speakers crossover point with the rest of the system, its delay and its volume. I then had my FOH desk feeding into this desk with just a stereo channel that worked really well. I worked out all my audio delays first with a laser measurer to work out the basic delays and then used a beep sync test to accurately work out each delay and fine-tuning it by ear and then I played pink noise through the system and made it pretty flat that was all good. I used subs as stands for the speakers on all my delay speakers since last year someone tripped over a speaker tripod so I minimalists this by putting a solid object rather than a stand and no one tripped over anything that was good.
On my FOH console, I had a wireless handheld for the lectern a backup handheld for anything unexpected and then 4 belt packs with frame headsets for the different musical acts. as well as 6 channels of playback from Qlab. I also had a stage monitor output from this console. With my Qlab file, I had it set up with about 70 tracks cut up to start on a beet of walk-up music. I had it so it would randomly pick a song when I hit go and then another button on the keyboard would fade it out over a number of seconds. This also worked really well.
I also supplied some festoon and stand for the front of the college where people walked in that looked pretty cool.
Here are a few pictures of the event. All of the Audio Equipment is my equipment (Apart from the 2nd X32) and unfortunately, cable management wasn’t too great behind the stage with sometimes me sending people back there to change something, but it was manageable.