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  • #78182
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    Greg
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    The biggest downside I’ve experienced when I don’t use the Shutdown sequence is the loss of USB multi-track data. It stinks to have recorded a 2-3 hour show only to have all that data disappear when you don’t use the shutdown process.

    #71987
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    I do that using SetListMaker on an iPad and a QuPac, so I don’t see why you couldn’t also… assuming SongBook+ supports sending MIDI commands.

    I run Qu-Pad on one iPad which connects to the QuPac via Wi-Fi. On a second iPad, I run SetListMaker which is hardwired into the QuPac’s USB port via an Apple Camera Connection Kit. As I change songs in SetListMaker, MIDI commands are sent to change various effects settings. When I run lights, SetListMaker also sends MIDI commands to change scenes on a song by song basis.

    I have run both apps on the same iPad simultaneously, but switching between the apps (and often having to log back into QuPad) was often too slow for my needs.

    #69649
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    BTW – I’m also open to any other workarounds anyone has to offer. Reading the MIDI protocol document, I was initially optimistic that I’d be able to send MIDI commands straight to the mixing board (a QuPac) from BandHelper over the same wifi link that I use to communicate between QuPad and the QuPac. But at this point, I don’t think that is actually possible. I think QuPad has already opened the port used to send MIDI over TCP, so I’m unable to open a second socket to that port for BandHelper to use.

    I’ve also considered trying some of the tiny Bluetooth-to-USB dongles that are available. That could possibly do it, although most of those talk about needing a driver which causes me doubts given the non-PC/non-Mac environment.

    For now, hardwired it is. But long term I’d love to cut the cord one way or another.

    #66268
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    A mute group might be a good solution, too. You could mute individual channels, one or more groups and FX with the press of a single button…

    #63017
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    It will effect both FOH and the monitors, but that’s a good thing. The same principle applies to FOH: you want to clear out 100 Hz and below for the bass and kick so that they can be heard more clearly.

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    You’re not alone, I’m experiencing something similar. I was a Qu-16 user for a good while, and then I switched to the QuPac when it came out. I never had any recording glitches with the Qu16, but I get them all the time with the QuPac.

    I had assumed it was something hardware related. I was using the same USB drive (a 128 GB Kingston HyperX) on both Qu devices. Never had a problem on the Qu16, but I almost always get one or two errors on the QuPac.

    I guess it could be firmware version related. I haven’t gone back and upgraded my Qu16 because I never use it any more…

    I even switched from the HyperX to a USB drive (a 1 TB Intenso USB3.0 drive). The Intenso is noticeably faster, at least in terms of how responsive the QuPac user interface becomes (compared to the HyperX). But I still get the recording errors on the QuPac.

    I’d love a solution to this. All it takes is a single recording error to wreck an entire song. It’s very frustrating.

    #62280
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    Cool – thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate it!

    #54954
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    I put a small wifi router in the rack with my QuPac so that I always have LAN connectivity between my iPad and QuPac. Internet/WAN access is not required (though it can be a convenience).

    #54869
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    I’m making similar considerations myself at this point… the two options I see are either running your IEM’s off of one of the Qu16’s monitor mix outputs, or you can get an ME-1. Either way, you’ll need some sort of wireless tx/rx system if you don’t want to be wired to the board or the ME-1. I have an existing Shure PSM200 system, so I’ll start with that. That’s not a recommendation, by the way. I don’t have much experience with it yet.

    Personally, I’m leaning towards getting an ME-1 primarily because it has an ambient mic on it that lets you mix in some of the room noise. I’m guessing that will help keep you from feeling isolated, you can hear if people ask you something, etc.

    #54793
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    Yep, I’ve got it loaded onto my non-chrome Qu16. Works like a champ.

    #54143
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    Ah, thank you for that!

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