Week 181 (Surrounded)

Try as I might to get the posts out in a timely fashion, sessions this past week really got in the way of that.  Which is a good thing!

The title of this blog post is taken from the fact that we had a session requesting surround monitoring capability.  With a 64-channel API Vision, there’s no question we’d be doing surround work in the Main Control Room, but we kinda expected we’d ease into that work after having a chance to do a proper speaker shootout.  Not so.  Luckily for us, we got our hands on a fully 5.1 Dynaudio AIR 15 surround setup, and here’s what it looks like all set up:

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Week 180 (Wavy Walls in the Annex CR)

This is one of those weeks that marks a real milestone in the construction project.  There have been others [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6], but this is one I have been anticipating ever since we decided in August 2009 to change the program of the Annex from a storage and garage area to a second control room.  Here is the awesomeness we imagined:

And here’s where we are:

Read on for more details of this and other new developments…

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Week 179 (Hanging the Annex Cloud)

Last week I didn’t post an update because nothing much was visibly changed.  The Annex Cloud was being built in the shop, but that doesn’t make for great photos at the site.  This week the Annex Cloud was delivered and hung.  It is beautiful:

It will be even more beautiful when we find the one strip of fabric that managed to sneak away between Durham and Pittsboro.  Here are some other views:

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