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Title: question for Avocet users
Post by: dietrich on February 02, 2011, 04:10:27 pm


I have been strongly considering adding an Avocet to my room.
My question is where are people mounting or placing the remote?
I have a Sterling Plan A. Maybe cut a space for it on the desk front?

The Dangerous ST remote seems easier to find good place for

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Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: Ruairi O'Flaherty on February 02, 2011, 04:22:08 pm
Hey Dietrich,

I love my Avocet, it's been one of my best purchases.  I have my remote on a small table with my keyboard but my plan is to go Sterling Plan A too.  I had thought about coming up with a rackmounting solution for it, perhaps alongside some meters.

I spent some time with the Dangerous unit recently and as good as it is I'd much prefer the Avocet.

Best of luck,
Ruairi


 
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: Garrett H on February 02, 2011, 05:10:15 pm
I just set my Avocet controller off to the side of my Sterling.  I think I have a different plan (D) so there is more room than the A.  I like being able to move it should I need to, so I've resisted routing out part of the desk top.  

As for the Sterling vs. the Dangerous.  We have the Dangerous in one of our mix rooms.  They love it, however it does not have built-in conversion and it does not mute the speakers at power up, giving a nice BOOOOOM should your DAW reboot.  
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: MASSIVE Mastering on February 02, 2011, 08:07:20 pm
Another Plan "D" user and I just keep it on the center section -- But for some time, I had it sitting off to the left and the cable ran down the first space on the rack (couldn't put any Crane gear in there anyway - too deep).  

I do sort of wish he'd make a flush-mountable box for the beast...  That'd be pretty cool...  
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 03, 2011, 08:54:58 am
I love my Avocet.

Sits just to my left in easy reach.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4251176280_a985d06904.jpg

The mounting thing is only an issue because the connecting cable [like a VGA cable in fact] only comes out of the rear of the unit which is awkward, especially as it has a big ferrite suppressor in line which makes it hard to tidy away.

I tried a 90 degree VGA connector as a kludge, but it kept getting loose and then the Avocet would stop responding. Ideally some way of mounting the cable either as is or straight down at the back of the unit would be perfect.

I guess I'd maybe also like some way to label all the sources, so I can show clients at attended sessions how to switch pre and post processing, but thats really minor.

I wonder what Dave would say if I went all Jaakko on it, and labelled it up with a Dymo gun?

Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: urm eric on February 03, 2011, 12:38:35 pm
Ruairi O'Flaherty wrote on Wed, 02 February 2011 15:22


I love my Avocet, it's been one of my best purchases.

 


Glad to hear it!  Very Happy

Cheers,

Eric
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: jdg on February 03, 2011, 02:18:43 pm
the annoying this about the avocet and trying to mount it into a surface, is the DB9 (or is it DB15?) connector on the back takes up so much room.
when i had mine, i bought the smallest 90deg adaptor i could find as i was going to mount it into rack plate.
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: Viitalahde on February 03, 2011, 02:27:22 pm
Peter Beckmann wrote on Thu, 03 February 2011 15:54

I wonder what Dave would say if I went all Jaakko on it, and labelled it up with a Dymo gun?


Don't use the Dymo anymore, too squishy and the labels keep falling off.

Anyway, I'd think the response would be pretty much the same as it would if I went and told that I like to clip the HEDD from time to time and people actually pay me for that.
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 03, 2011, 05:20:19 pm
Yup, I've done that too and got paid for it!

Peter
Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: crna59 on February 04, 2011, 12:37:47 am
MASSIVE Mastering wrote on Wed, 02 February 2011 19:07

I do sort of wish he'd make a flush-mountable box for the beast...  That'd be pretty cool...  


Like this?


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Title: Re: question for Avocet users
Post by: Bonati on February 04, 2011, 08:32:32 am
That's a nice way to mount it. Our Avocet just sits like a lump on the right hand side of a Sterling plan B desk. It's an awkward box but at least it doesn't take up any console rack space in front of you.