Orkraider wrote:This is awesome, I saw the gear down there.
What else does it need?
Would this be something that could in theory be used for sound editing, or is it a completly different beast, I ask ignorantly?
Odegard wrote:I'm going to advise having a conversation with Steve McGrath, the Electronics Department Manager or John Scherer, the Shop Manager, before setting aside a portion of the classroom as an audio recording station. Not everyone that might have an objection to setting aside those tables for a specific project reads these forums, and technically Steve has the authority to represent the interests of the full membership in matters like this.
Odegard wrote:... before setting aside a portion of the classroom as an audio recording station...
rigger wrote:My feeling is that the footprint of the existing audio set up in the classroom needs to be reduced--primarily because of the oversized (for day-to-day use) console.
rigger wrote:We're struggling to get the classroom organized to the point where we can teach a class or host an outside event... It doesn't make sense to add "more" to the mix before we get the existing setup straightened out.
rigger wrote:I'd also like to know that there was some consensus amongst the membership that a dedicated *analog* audio/video studio is useful and desirable. [\quote]
And I'd like to show that this is the case. I know about the interest from going around and talking to people (both within hackfactory and the community at large). Part of the point of this thread should be for people to speak up about their support or dissent for this project and the reasons why.rigger wrote:the project should include a design process that minimizes the footprint, simplifies the "UI", and maximizes the usability.
The thought of NOT doing this has literally not even crossed my mind up to this point. To not do so would be irresponsible and frivolous. Rest assured that this will be the case.rigger wrote:Taking up a "corner of the classroom" on a full time basis doesn't work for me given my current suspicions about how much (or rather little) use this equipment will receive.
arthur.science wrote:Ok, fine, but I have yet to hear an alternative suggestion for the usage of that space. Currently it is barely being used.
arthur.science wrote:As for whether or not it makes sense to add more equipment when an existing setup needs to be re-organized, I would argue that this is actually the BEST TIME to integrate new hardware. What would NOT MAKE SENSE is to disassemble all connections, figure out your signal paths, reconfigure current hardware, set it all up, and then DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN so that you can incorporate new hardware (which inevitable changes signal paths).
arthur.science wrote:Part of the point of this thread should be for people to speak up about their support or dissent for this project and the reasons why.
arthur.science wrote:Rest assured that this will be the case.
arthur.science wrote:As you suggested previously, we should base our actions regarding this project on as many facts as possible, not suspicions. From my conversations with members, the interest I have seen contradict your suspicions.
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