主级作为扩声调音台:使用屏幕共享

You've probably seen the new digital mixing boards where the band plugs into a patch bay on stage that is controlled via an ethernet cable to a FOH mixing board.  

你可能看到新的数字调音板乐队进入了一个补丁湾插头舞台上,是通过以太网电缆连接到FOH混音板控制。这种电缆的设计节省了大量运行一个巨​​大的蛇电缆的FOH位置。但是,这些混频器可以得到昂贵,而且并不总是给我们的一切,我们要效果,压缩机等那么如果我们可以做同样的事情,与主级硬件控制器(即Korg的nanoKontrol)和2个笔记本电脑通过以太网连接电缆使用任何我们想要的效果吗?

On stage we will have a laptop with a soundcard that has enough inputs to put the band into the PA. I recommend getting at least an 8 XLR input soundcard with Firewire such as those from MOTU or Presonus. These soundcards can also be daisy chained for more inputs. From this stage laptop we are going to connect an ethernet cable to the laptop at the front of house. Whether you use a CAT5 or CAT6 cable is up to you but CAT6 is known to be faster and block out interference especially over long distances.

第1步 - 设置屏幕共享

我们需要了解如何沟通与笔记本电脑使用网络MIDI和屏幕共享,屏幕共享(在“系统偏好设置),让我们看到了从FOH笔记本电脑和网络的MIDI舞台的笔记本电脑,使我们能够控制与我们的硬件控制器阶段的笔记本电脑。在舞台上的笔记本电脑,打开“系统预置”和“共享”。打开“屏幕共享”,使我们可以使用笔记本电脑的FOH看到现阶段笔记本电脑的屏幕。也将它命名为舞台笔记本电脑。

第2步 - 音频/ MIDI设置

现在转到您的“ 工具 ”文件夹,笔记本电脑都打开了“音频/ MIDI设置“。点击“ 网络 ”。每台电脑添加一个会话,如果一个是已经不存在。在阶段的笔记本电脑,在“舞台笔记本”的类型,根据本地和Bonour名称和笔记本电脑在“笔记本电脑的FOH”的FOH类型。

You should also see in the "Directory", your laptop that you can connect to. A green light shows who's on your network and be sure to hit connect. Once connected you will see "Participants".

第3步 - MIDI输出。会见控制器

这两款笔记本电脑的需要MainStage中运行。的“ 舞台笔记本 ”一切正常,麦克风输入,效果,显示器发送等,并应设置与乐队也许使用“混频器”模板开始。 “FOH笔记本 ”使用了MainStage输出发送数据的“ 舞台笔记本电脑的硬件控制器”简单的MIDI。 FOH笔记本电脑需要添加一个外部仪器的渠道,使我们可以我们的舞台笔记本电脑发送MIDI。一定要设置MIDI输出到你的控制器!

第4步 - 建立连接

好了... ...现在凉爽的部分!从FOH笔记本电脑连接到舞台上的笔记本电脑使用“ 屏幕共享 ”。只需打开一个新的Finder窗口,在左栏中,你应该看到“ 共享 ”菜单下的舞台上的笔记本电脑。点击“共享屏幕”,如果需要在您要连接到舞台的笔记本电脑... ...不是你的FOH笔记本电脑的登录名和密码的类型。

应该弹出一个新窗口打开,您现在应该看到舞台上的笔记本电脑的屏幕和有它的光标控制。这将允许您更改预设,效果等,如果需要的话。

第5步 - 学习布局

在舞台上的笔记本电脑,在主级使用的“ 学习 ”功能在“ 布局 ”模式,分配给所有的推子,平底锅,等,无论你想从硬件控制器。确保分配,以“ 设备 ”,“ 舞台笔记本电脑网络 ”,它与您的控制器进行通信。

My Korg nano Controller has 4 "Scenes" which allow me to assign different things to the knobs and faders.


Of course bigger controllers will allow more settings. Now you could also do this wirelessly! BUT... do you want to take that chance of losing the wireless connection or somebody with their iPhone trying to "hack" in? Personally, one cable is easy and guarantees a connection.

有此设置的乐趣,并认为所有创建的可能性,就可以实现与效果插件的录音师,不再由内部系统的有限!

了解更多有关如何设立在这里你所有的生活需求,主级。

Ian Graham is an Apple Logic Pro Certified Trainer and audio professor. He has a degree in music composition and pipe organ as well as being an accomplished bassist. He runs a full production recording studio (www.smalldogstudio.com) which is off the grid with solar. His band Eye Rhyme also has the claim to broadcasting Canada’s first ... Read More

Discussion

Might sound like a stupid question, really enjoyed looking at this option.

Okay now for the question...

How do you input the instruments/mics into the laptops?

Can anyone give me an example product?

Say to input 12 mics and 4 instruments?

Plus whether this is still a viable option?

Cheers,

Bob

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