bw Posted March 10, 2001 Share Posted March 10, 2001 I work in live sound for a university's events production department and we are in position to acquire a lot of new gear. I am having some difficulty sorting out what exactly I should get, so I thought I would post my requirements and initial thoughts - I would really appreciate some comments/insertions. Thanks Amps: We need amps to drive a Cerwin-Vega L36PE and PD18B setup (2 each side). Not sure about this yet because I'm waiting on spec sheets from Cerwin. Figuring on Crest/Crown/Carvin. Monitoring: We have 2 Celestion 12" monitors with horns and I would like to augment those with 2 15"s and pick up 2 2 channel monitor amps to cover those four. Thinking initially about Carvin. Microphones: This is the big one. We have next to nothing currently. I need to be able to mic a full drum set, so I'm thinking: Shure DMK52-57 (drum kit with beta 52 for kick and 3 SM57 for snare and 2 upper toms) and a 98 D/S for low tom.... would miking the low tom with an SM57 be okay for live mixing? I have two on hand already and that would eliminate the cost of the D/S. Alternatively, AKG makes a kit with a D112, three C418 for toms, and a C419 for the low tom, which is only $40 more than the Shure set. Overheads: Sm94 (cheaper than the 81) or AKG C1000. Again, I'm not exactly sure what our cost guidelines are right now, so I'd appreciate any feedback. We also need to be able to mic amps if people don't want them DI'ed. I'm not sure what to use for this... C3000 is a little expensive. Crossover: I need a 2-way Stereo crossover to run the Cerwin setup. We are running all of this from a Mackie SR24-4 board. Once again, thank you for your help in advance. Ben Walker Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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