Today I have been using my brain and the interwebs to get my head around the layout, design and awesome usability of the midas pro range. I have yet to fully sit down and pull the system apart, but after a good learn I feel way more confident to use (or even when that day comes tour with) one.
I had to keep the meter out today because APPARENTLY 93dB SPL IS TOO LOUD AND THERE WERE “NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT BEING TOO LOUD LAST WEEK"
So I put a "vintage” comp on the main buss and ran around 88 today. Not thrilled, but whatever. I would really love to get this board out in the real world and put it through it’s paces. Hell, I might even drop a few hundred to rent it for our next festival if I can get back on monitors (Also, someone come be my A2, I’ll let you do FOH if you want!)
After about a month of acting as TD, I’m back to mixing at the church. Starting to dive a bit deeper into the Pro2, and I love it. Some of the workflows seem so weird until you use them in practice and they work really well.
Monitors from FOH is always a challenge, even if we are using aviom, because we’re reaching 40+ channels (even without any of my preferred double micing). I also brought in a couple of my own mics today, I think I convinced them to add ambience mics for the iems. I’m already using 6 auxes as sub-mixes, going to be breaking them up and setting up MCAs next week. As of right now, we’ve got about 8 channels open, and only 2 outputs. Oops.
Tried something new with the POP groups/VCAs today, made a 16 channel “$” POP and left that expanded for most of the morning so I had access to my “money” channels. Kinda missed the meters for the 8 faders in the mid section, but it worked out a lot better than spilling each vca and switching all over the place to make any changes.
I go back and forth between loving this console and being really frustrated with it. Today I liked it.