The Celt installed a new band sound system in May 2015. The information contained below is to inform bands on the equipment that is now available in-house at The Celt and to provide some specific information to allow you to better familiarize yourselves on the use of it before you arrive.
What is now installed and available for use at The Celt:
- PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixer
- Quick Start Guide – Download – The first couple sections of this PreSonus Quick Start Guide are very useful for understanding: hooking up to, setting levels and the basic operation of the mixer board. After that it goes into more detail about digital effects, loading and saving scenes, recording, etc. – none of which you need to know to use the board, but the information is available if you so choose to use those options. Loading and saving scenes can also help in speeding up your setup for those who have additional gigs at The Celt at a later date. For those bands that have that one guy who wants to know it all – Presonus 16.0.2 Owner’s Manual.
- VIDEO – PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixer In-Depth Demo: length 19:24 – After a look through the PreSonus Quick Start Guide above we highly recommend viewing this video. There are additional videos available on the Presonus 16.0.2 on YouTube, some shorter and some longer, but the one linked above seems to cover most everything pretty well in about 20 minutes.
- QSC K12 Active Loudspeakers (Mains)
- A pair of QSC K12 speakers have been flown from the ceiling in front of the stage area. The cables from them terminate in XLR(F) connectors. If you choose not to use the provided PreSonus Digital Mixer but still want to use these QSC K12 in-house speakers with your own mixer please be sure that your mixer can accept XLR(F) connectors, or you have the cabling required to convert the connectors to what you need.
- Kustum 12″ PA Powered Speakers (Monitors)
- A pair of Kustum 12″ PA Powered speakers are available for use as monitors. If you use the provided PreSonus Digital Mixer the cabling provided in-house will be 1/4″ TRS from Aux Out of the mixer to XLR(M) into the monitors. If you choose to use your own mixer, or additional monitors, be sure to bring any additional cabling you may need.
- Live Wire Advantage 16×4 Combo 1/4″-XLR(F) 50′ Snake
- This 50′ stage snake accepts both 1/4″ and XLR(M) connectors. If you choose to use the provided Presonus Digital Mixer, it has only 12 input channels so 4 channels from this snake will not be available for use. Be advised the Presonus mixer labels the last four channels as 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15/16 because they have dual inputs, do not let this confuse you when setting up.
- If you do use the provided PreSonus Digital mixer and you want to save setup time on any future gigs at The Celt, take note of what you plug into each channel on the snake so that on you can plug that same item into the same channel on future gigs. This way you can use the save/recall settings on the mixer to save your complete setup under your band name and recall it for future gigs. This can save you quite a bit of time depending on the number of channels you use. Usually just a quick cellphone pic of the snake once you’re setup will work as a good reminder of what was where. Otherwise you’ll either have to start from scratch for each gig, or you will need to copy channel settings around on the mixer which will take additional mixer knowledge.
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1) Will there be a sound guy available?
Don’t count on it. While there maybe on occasion, do not count on a sound guy being available. What this means is that if you do not feel comfortable using the provided PreSonus 16.0.2 Digital Mixer please bring your own mixer that you are familiar with.
2) Do you provide microphones and cabling to the bands?
No, unfortunately we do not. If it wasn’t mentioned above, we do not have it available. Space is at a premium or should we just say not available at all for safely storing any additional equipment. Not to mention, Nick breaks too many things around here.