Day 2 covered two main topics, Real Time Audio Processing, and Interaction Design. We did loads more with our live sets in Ableton (I had lots of questions about things I’d not been able to figure out when I was doing my homework during the previous week, Brian ably answered them), and the day culminated in a short performance of each of our Ableton sets, with live elements.
So, as the self-appointed power supplyologist at myVolts, it’s my job to know the power requirements of all devices, ever. But I’m always trying to learn more about what, exactly, what devices *do*, and how users interact what they’re powering: when, where, and why.
This helps me understand new ways in which myVolts can solve the power problems that plague creative people, especially mobile ones. The best way to understand the needs of the creative is to get creating, so I’m doing just that.
Just a quick reminder that if you’re buying synths, guitar pedals, mini amps, retro consoles or any other fun gear that needs power for Christmas, you’re probably gonna need some power supplies.
If you’re buying online, on Amazon or eBay, double-check the product page or listing to see what’s included with the package, see if you’ll need to get a power adaptor separately. For example, lots of the best-selling Yamaha kids keyboards don’t come with one. That’ll cause tears on Christmas morning, not just for the kids, so be prepared.
A wireless mic system – well, it has to be good, doesn’t it? If there’s interference or or drop outs – it just won’t cut it.
Shure makes some of the most reliable wireless mic systems, and they know their gear; they’ve been around since 1925, when Sidney N. Shure founded The Shure Radio Company in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In 1953 they unveiled the “Vagabond” – the first wireless microphone system for performers, it made you “foot loose and fancy free”, although Frank Sinatra allegedly threw one against a wall, he became so enraged by the poor range of it. Shure improved its offering and is still going strong close to 100 years on, innovating and making great gear to this day.
But what do you need to power your Shure wireless mic receiver when the power adaptor takes a long walk? I get asked about this a lot so I thought I’d clear it up right now.