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News update August 2011   Leave a comment

Hey all!  Bluewater Sound is back and I’m very excited to see what happens in the next year!  We have moved the fort to Pittsboro, NC.  I have the studio set up here, but I’m more interested in beefing up the live sound/ recording system.  But before we get into that, I want to share the last project we completed in Wilmington.  Here is a link to the album I recorded for Tom Rhodes and his band

Tom has since moved to California, and is doing very well. I will be adding some songs from this album to the player on the website soon.

Here the long term plan for the Bluewater Sound:

I’m in the process or researching, demoing new speakers for a new A rig.  In the running are EAW KF 650, Turbosound TA-890H, or Community SLS 960


Turbosound TA-890H

I would also like to add some beefy subs to this setup eventually but for now, I might just double up on the number of EAW FR250Z’s that I have now, which will become the B rig.

Here’s something else I am very excited about, the Allen & Heath iLive IDR 32 with a T series controller, probably the T112.  I’m going to try to use the Mixrack with a laptop, until I can justify the controller.  The great thing about the iLive is that you can do just that, control the system with a laptop and iPad.

Allen & Heath MixRack iDR32

Allen & Heath iLive T112

This combo will also become my 64 channel mobile recording rig.  This rig plus one additional converter (Lynx Aurora 16) will be able to record 64 channels of audio to multiple recording programs for back-up, so if one system crashes it will still have at least two backups.  The last thing you want to have happen while recording live is to have audio drop-outs or software crashes.  It’s not like in the studio, you don’t get a do-over, t happens once, then it over.  Having a high channel count of high quality reliable audio recording that can also run the main mix FOH and monitors will be awesome!!

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-Captain Nielsbeard

PS  One more pic for ya!

Allen & Heath T112