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Covid-19 Mass Gatherings Risk Assessment Training

I’ve been working on getting the best training on the best and most useful updates to our industry. Which means that I’ve just completed the Risk Assessment Training from WHO based around Mass Gatherings related to Covid19. This is especially useful as long term the likelihood of events going ahead while Covid is around is high, and having the best knowledge possible will be a great asset.

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Exciting news! DC Sound Op Contributor status..

Hi all,

As many of you know and love DCSoundOp.com already, you may be interested to know that I am now officially a Contributor to the site.

You can check the direct link to my page here..

http://www.dcsoundop.com/contributors/danbamber/

What does this mean for DanBamberAudio? Not a great deal will change in terms of content that gets put out, but it does give a little recognition for all the hours we’ve slogged away editing, and gives us a new audience to interact with. Either way we are super excited to start the new (tax) year with some good news.

If you have not heard of DC Sound Op.. where have you been hiding?

Check the homepage and youtube channel here..

Or just read his blurb..

“DcSoundOp is an independent content creator that produces Pro Audio and Live Sound original content that is accessible for all levels. Our videos, articles and digital media include in-depth gear reviews, teardowns, first looks, interviews, how to’s, sound system walkthroughs, and the Live Sound Basics series.”

Happy Quarantine!

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Waves 301 Certified (plus 201 & 101)

I’ve been working on getting the best training on the best and most useful updates to our industry. Which means that I’m now SoundGrid levels 101, 201 and 301 certified. This is especially useful as I use Waves both at home in the studio (or hotel room) and on the road with various desks via MultiRack, and moving into a new season of providing my own desk, which is built around the Waves SoundGrid structure.. LV1.SoundGrid 101SoundGrid 201SoundGrid 301

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Spotify Scripts for QLab

Hi guys,

Great to see you here. As you’ve seen in the video, I use some Apple Scripts for controlling Spotify inside of QLab (being controlled through Companion).

If you haven’t seen to video check it here..

To use these scripts you are going to need;

  1. QLab – ideally with a Pro License (Daily Rental is usually ~$5). It is possible to use Scripts without a License, but they will need remaking each time you close QLAB – which is a pain.
  2. Spotify downloaded onto your Mac, I haven’t had any success using these with the browser version of Spotify in Chrome, Safari or FireFox. Its a Free App, just click HERE.
  3. A Spotify Premium Account – cause no-one wants those pesky adverts mid Fundraising Dinner.

Here’s the list of Scripts that I use. Let me know of any others that are good..

 

 

Open Spotify

This opens Spotify, while keeping QLab on top…

tell application “Spotify”
    activate
end tell
–restore focus to Qlab
tell application “QLab”
    activate
end tell
THEN Click “Compile Script” at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Play Spotify

Resumes Playing the Paused track, could be dangerous if you were listening to Barbie girl in the car on the way to the venue!

tell application “Spotify”

set sound volume to 100

play

end tell

THEN Click “Compile Script” at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Play Selected Playlist

Plays a selected playlist. I’ve left you my Ultimate Party Classics Playlist in there as a ‘safe’ choice – just change the “spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX0IlCGIUGBsA” to your desired playlist. To add your own playlist in, click on the “…” and go to “share”, and “Copy Spotify URI”. Paste this into the quoted part of the script below.

tell application “Spotify”

set sound volume to 100

set houseTrack to “spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX0IlCGIUGBsA”

play track houseTrack

end tell

THEN Click “Compile Script” at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Fade + Pause Music

This will Fade the Volume of Spotify’s internal Volume, and then Pause the Song that’s playing. When the song is Paused the Internal Volume will reset to 100%.

property tick : 5 — change volume level by this many each loop

property thismany : 0.25 — seconds to wait before making next change to volume

tell application “Spotify”

repeat

set snd to sound volume

if snd is less than or equal to tick then

set sound volume to 0

exit repeat

end if

set sound volume to (snd – tick)

delay thismany

end repeat

pause

set sound volume to 100

end tell

THEN Click “Compile Script” at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Resume on the Next Track / Next Song

Also resets the volume to 100%.

tell application “Spotify”

set sound volume to 100

play (next track)

end tell

THEN Click “Compile Script” at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Quit Spotify

Quits Spotify, and kills any audio playing from it instantly.

tell application “Spotify”

quit

end tell

THEN Click “Compile Script” at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Note that this does not cover licensing of music used in public performance. Though for 98% of my gigs, its sorted out by the client / production house I work for.

2020 Gear update!

With the first part of the year being a bit mental, I brought a load of new stuff to make it all go smoother. Check out the video for more info!

Quarantine Questions

As you are all aware, everyone in the world is pretty much confined to their living rooms, as such, we have decided to make a bit more content for you. This is a little mini series chatting with different techs about all sorts of real world issues and topics relating to Live Sound. First few interviews are up, with more on the way!

Take a look!

Stay safe everyone.. Happy Quarantine!

Quarantine Questions Pt 1

Check out the first part in my new mini series – Quarantine Questions. Exploring several questions with different Freelance Sound Techs that I work with.

Many thanks to Connor of CD a Sound for being the Guinea Pig!

Check out our conversation below..

LV1 & Primary Source Expander

Heres a short LV1 video of how I use a Primary Source Expander live with LV1.

Getting feedback?

These are 3 different ways I use to get more level out of your wedges / system.

Take a look!

LV1 DCA and Fx basic Layout and short Overview

Heres how my DCA and Fx’s are laid out on my personal Waves eMotion LV1 64ch desk. Take a look!

Welcome to DanBamberAudio (on YouTube)

Hi guys.

I thought it was about time to join the masses and setup a YouTube channel.

https://bit.ly/32aYlMv

From there you will be able to access some of the gig I have done, and some training / information videos that I am putting out.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the new content!

Dan

Dante Certification Level 2

As the Audio world advances technically, its important to stay ahead of the game. For this reason I’ve been working on getting the best training on the best and most useful updates to our industry. Which means that I’m now Dante Level 2 Certified.

Dante Level 2 Certificate

I look forward to putting this training in to more use in the near future.

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Dante Certified – Level 1

As the Audio world advances technically, its important to stay ahead of the game. For this reason I’ve been working on getting the best training on the best and most useful updates to our industry. Which means that I’m now Dante Level 1 Certified.

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What is a good place to hold a handheld mic?

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Hand held microphones, both wired and wireless are the most common for vocals and used for Q&A in a corporate setting. Though they are the most common microphone seen, they rarely get held or used properly.

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