[LAU] Jamin for FOH (was: Re: JAMin updates?)

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Fri Aug 7 04:50:39 EDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 10:18:57AM +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 August 2009 23:40:50 Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> > One poster mentioned foh use. What functionality would be
> > required in that case ? Note that it's generally a bad
> > idea to drive a PA system to its limits.
> That was me:-)
> Me dreamiest dream is something like that (given hardware that has the needed 
> inputs and outputs (which I have:-P ) ):
> Some kind of PA-managment that does:
> a.1) Frequency-X-over and EQ (and phase and that)
> a.2) If EQ is to simple nowadays (as some Fons guy tells me:), sophisticated 
> digital filters...
> b) Multiband-compressor (one per output or with independant frequency ranges) 
> and limiters for the outputs.
> c) Automatic (and live!) comparison of the input signal that is routed to the 
> outputs and the signal from one or more measurement microphones to adapt to 
> the room with only a mouse-click. And to re-adapt to the room when the crowd 
> is in.
> d) Feedback-destroyer (which will probably be hard to do while c) is running 
> its adaption.
> And of course nice spec-views like in japa and as low as possible builtin 
> delay.
> Sounds almost to easy, does it? :-)

I know a local DJ event where the sound guy just crushes the mixer output before the mains. I've seen board tapes of the event, and it's just a big black squiggly bloc-- everything within like 95% of max.

It sure is loud. Dancers love it.


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