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by Alasdair K
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Okay, I've picked up the stuff I could carry. A lift would be very handy if we're going to get our drums, monitors, amps etc back. Ryan, I see what you're saying, but The Third Door are looking to get replacement equipment atm and Jhed was more than happy to return what's ours, seeing as we'd given ...
by Alasdair K
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Great. I've sent Keni a message and I'm meeting Jhed at the Third Door tomorrow at 3pm.
by Alasdair K
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

I was only made aware that any of Forest's stuff was at the Third Door on the day of the event. I went along to pick the equipment up with Alex and Rachel, and we were helped by Ed (Stack) and Jhed, the main sound guy at the Third Door. The equipment had become essential to them, and was needed for ...
by Alasdair K
Thu May 31, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Hey, Last night's Final Hilarious Delight was awesome. Everyone seemed to have a good time, the bands were all great, and I really enjoyed doing sound. I just want to put up a quick update about some of the equipment. Rachel was very kind in giving me a lift from the third door and the lock-up, so t...
by Alasdair K
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Borrowing Sound Equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 2670

Re: Borrowing Sound Equipment

I'm going along to help out on thursday anyway - Stevie and Yasmin are sorting some stuff out. Thanks :) I've talked to Kenni and Stevie about this, is there anyone else you think I should ask?
by Alasdair K
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Borrowing Sound Equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 2670

Borrowing Sound Equipment

Hey guys, Do you know if it would be possible to borrow some of the sound gear from the forest lock-up? If there's a chance that this could happen, I'd really appreciate it. I'm thinking mostly of a couple of speaker cabinets and microphones. I can of course provide transport and all that stuff, and...
by Alasdair K
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Amplifiers in Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Amplifiers in Storage

Hi there, A few pieces of sound equipment belonging to me were taken into storage when Forest was being cleared up. To be fair, I only got in the night before with a post saying I would pick them up on the day. It would be great to be able to pick them up on Friday or over the weekend though...would...
by Alasdair K
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Helped Needed for the Move
Replies: 9
Views: 3720

Re: Helped Needed for the Move

I have to sort my own flat for an inspection (!), but will be in Monday evening and all of Tuesday. Please don't move the big old Marshall (just the big one with two speakers, not the small ones with one) or Peavey amps, I've been lending them and will pick them up Monday evening. Also, what's happe...
by Alasdair K
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Get a haircut! Just not quite yet.
Replies: 14
Views: 4338

Re: Get a haircut! Just not quite yet.

Gentlemen.

Hard rock monday, and all associated mullets and nachos, was superb.

Cheers Swithun.
by Alasdair K
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Kenny gave me and the sub a lift in exchange for a hand moving a few things. The repair is free of charge as the unit is within warranty. Thanks for the offer though Mike.
by Alasdair K
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Thanks Nix, I'll bear that in mind.

I called Red Dog Music about that subwoofer, and it seems they're happy to fix it up for us. Would anyone be able to lend some transportation to this end? It would be hugely appreciated.
by Alasdair K
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Yeah, I could take it back up if people want it there, but right now theres no guitar amp in the cafe, which is used more often for gigs. I think in the long run/fringe it would be better in the hall, but only when we have those amps back from the repair shop back.
by Alasdair K
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Preparations for Departure
Replies: 59
Views: 17274

Re: Preparations for Departure

I'm happy to come in and provide a helping hand if given a little initial direction :-) Should be in about 1
by Alasdair K
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/general/Product.aspx?PId=49&MId=3 That's the subwoofer. The broken driver unit is a "1 x JBL 2044E 460 mm (18 in) woofer". I take it I'm okay to buy in a new unit on forest expense? I know a techie who should be able to remount the unit. Sound good? Furthe...
by Alasdair K
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

The subwoofer cone is indeed knackered, and much as I liked the distortion I definitely agree it needs replacing. It specifically needs a 1ohm 18" driver that can handle up to 500W. I'll look/ask about for the replacement part, and check JBLs site.
by Alasdair K
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

It was breaking up horribly when played above 2-3. The repair shop just called me and told me the tweeter was blown - sounds about right.

Also, I had a thought...if we close one or both of the caves during fringe, could we use the mackies as monitors elsewhere?
by Alasdair K
Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

I'm popping in today to pick up the Marshall, Ashdown and the little acoustic amp that are all faulty in one way or another and cart them off to Magnum sound in Wishaw to get them fixed.
by Alasdair K
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Documentation TEAM!
Replies: 7
Views: 1979

Re: Documentation TEAM!

I can record live music...I may be recording some stuff in August, although if any other bands want this done I can do this. Fun times.
by Alasdair K
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Brittonie - okay, fair point :-)

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by Alasdair K
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

If no-one else has the time before then, this is something to look at on Monday, 5pm...we're having a sound action day :-) I agree that hum was really annoying...Steven, would you maybe be free to show us where to start? I've never really gone digging down around the stage/power amp stuff in the caf...
by Alasdair K
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

As I recall, the Park comes from an era where guitar and bass cabs were fairly interchangeable - I've tested the unit out and used it at Eden festival for all the bands playing, and you could hear the thing at the back of the tent, sounding punchy and generally really good. Lawrence seemed fairly ha...
by Alasdair K
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: New Premises Sought
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Re: New Premises Sought

How much bigger are the Odeon and Roxy than our requirements? As far as I know we're having trouble nailing a place down, and we could always expand/sub-let to more people? Certainly having a larger gig venue in there wouldn't hurt matters. On top of that, how about the old Crags sports hall? It's c...
by Alasdair K
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest is Amazing
Replies: 17
Views: 6935

Re: Forest is Amazing

Forest deserves much love. Whenever I've asked for a hand with something 99% of the time at least one or two people are only too happy to help...wonderful.
by Alasdair K
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Or, should I say, shall we draw up a list of needed equipment to run over at the sound meet on tuesday?
by Alasdair K
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

That's nice to know about the compressor and EQ, I'm looking forward to having them working :-) I think it was just the XLR inputs/outputs that were a bit dodgy. I'd agree also about the stereo DIs, I didn't think of that...if you're in the cafe today maybe we can draw up a complete list between us?...
by Alasdair K
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Stop destroying the Action Room
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Re: Stop destroying the Action Room

Sure thing, I'll wait for the next action day then. Btw, I was super super impressed with the action room and especially the hall when I went in yesterday. Yay!
by Alasdair K
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

Thanks Brittonie, me and Miguel already had a look over a few things...and identified more accurately what was wrong with this and that...no fixes though. More sound action: 1. The Peavey is now in the cafe. I'll leave a note on it on it's use, and I'd appreciate it if everyone took care...but other...
by Alasdair K
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Stop destroying the Action Room
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Re: Stop destroying the Action Room

I was unable to come along on friday...I wanted to. If it's just general clearing I may have a bash if it's not all been done already, alternatively if someone wants to let me know about a few things that can be done, I should have time for some shenanigans tomorrow afternoon.
by Alasdair K
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Re: Sound Action Update!

I almost forgot... I think 3 SM58-type microphones in the cafe is enough for almost everything; amps rarely need miccing down there, and drums never do. That leaves 3 vocal mics (I think...will double check tomorrow) in the hall, plus the previously mentioned SM57 and PG52 for instruments. A couple ...
by Alasdair K
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Sound Action Update!
Replies: 42
Views: 15713

Sound Action Update!

Hey all, Just a quick update on my recent noodlings around the forest, for anyone who's interested, wants to help out, or feels I should quit while I'm ahead ;-) 1. The hall now has some nice equipment in it. The Carlsbro Bass head and Park 4x12 Speaker Cabinet are now connected (both previously liv...
by Alasdair K
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Cave Cupboard Equipment + Carlsbro Bass Head
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Cave Cupboard Equipment + Carlsbro Bass Head

Hi there, Would anyone be able to direct me towards the owner(s) of all the amazing sound equipment (amplifiers, speaker cabinets etc etc) in the storage cupboard in Cave 1, immediately on the left as you enter the room? Much of it is of high quality and could really help forest if lent out for cave...
by Alasdair K
Mon May 16, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Volunteers and Bands needed for Forest @ Eden Fest...
Replies: 8
Views: 3601

Re: Volunteers and Bands needed for Forest @ Eden Fest...

Just to let everyone on the Meadows + Eden Festival groups, I have (with many thanks to the Warrander flat) secured the 100 Watt H+H monitoring setup we discussed for the entirety of both festivals.

Alasdair
by Alasdair K
Wed May 11, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 5180

Re: Music Gear

Okay, that's notes left on all the amplifiers living in the Caves (with regards to correct use and getting good sounds). I should be popping in later today to write similar things for the other amps around the building, and might even do the same for the mixers and other bits of electronic gear if I...
by Alasdair K
Tue May 10, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 5180

Re: Music Gear

Hi Martin! I'm not entirely sure whether its the speaker or the power amp, but from my experience I'll make an educated guess at speaker. That's very generous of you to offer a new one, and I believe we'll have a co-ordinated repair day fairly soon. I'll let you know when I know, but if you want to ...
by Alasdair K
Tue May 10, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 5180

Re: Music Gear

Will do. It may be the case that I ended up making some "adjustments to your adjustments", but these were strictly in the interests of getting decent size combos in both caves (which work).
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 5180

Re: Music Gear

Note stuck.

Furthermore, the 50 watt generic combo amp has been moved out of Cave 2 (who by?), with a very small (unacceptable for band practice) crate amp left in its place. Any objections if I find that combo and put it back in cave 2?
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Open/Free Cave Jam
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Open/Free Cave Jam

I can do Thursday if someone else can provide transport from Penicuik. If friday, I might be able to rope my parents in ;-) but if not, external transport needed. Or another day...
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 5180

Re: Music Gear

I will also be bringing along (hopefully sometime later this week, perhaps saturday) a 1x15 combo bass amp of happiness. It's old but fairly good and still does everything you tell it too, bar a "pop" noise when you switch it on. This is for donation to forest, though I would prefer to be ...
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 5180

Re: Music Gear

Currently the bass amp in Cave 1 needs to be plugged in through the mixer to work properly (ie bass signal goes through PA, not the bass combo speaker). I'll be in later, and if there are no objections, I'll leave a note on the combo to this effect.

Alasdair
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Open/Free Cave Jam
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Open/Free Cave Jam

Excellent. If you could let me know when you're coming back (when you know) that would be great, and I'll see you soon. Safe Travels!

Alasdair
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!

That could work. It can be maintained at user-friendly volumes for the cafe etc, my thoughts were more that it would be able to handle the hall (or just about anywhere) without any problems.

Alasdair
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Open/Free Cave Jam
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Open/Free Cave Jam

Thanks for the feedback. It was agreed between Chris and myself to leave this issue until (at least) Cave 2 was set up and functioning. Now that this is the case, and bearing in mind I am happy to faciliate a regular weekly jam, is there a way of taking this forward?

Alasdair
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!

I should add, the SM58 had red tape on, which (I think) means its normal home is the cafe. I have an old, large peavey bass combo (1x15 inch speaker, about 100/150 watts, built in graphic EQ and chorus effect) stored at my parents place. I'm mentioned in the past I'm happy to donate this to forest p...
by Alasdair K
Mon May 09, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!

Last night, before my band's 9-11 practice, I moved some equipment between Cave 1 and Cave 2 (and tidied up a few bits and bobs that were lying around). The equipment moved was a swap of the 50 Watt combo amp in Cave 1 for the good, but somewhat faulty (speaker cone is fairly nasty sounding) Ashdown...
by Alasdair K
Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Open/Free Cave Jam
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Open/Free Cave Jam

Hi guys, I was wondering about the status of the open jams that used to happen in the Cave. Apologies if this has been suggested elsewhere, but are there any plans to start them up again? I thought perhaps entry could be by (suggested?) donation to make up for loss of regular booking time, and that ...

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