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Topic: sound system...
Message: Posted by: briansmagic (May 18, 2003 05:21PM)
I am a young magician and I need a sound system for my show. I used to use the house system or there would be a CD player there and someone would run it. But it never went well...there were always cues missed, wrong track, etc. So, I have decided I need a system I can run myself by pushing a button either on me or my props. And I need something that can be heard in a medium-sized venue (say, a 500 seat theatre or maybe less). Maybe some sort of a computer I can use to program the sound cues??? And I have a wireless mic that would need to be hooked up somewhere in there. Can anyone help?
Message: Posted by: Daniel Faith (May 18, 2003 11:38PM)
Do a search on sound systems. You will find tons of stuff already discussed on this topic.
Here is a link to one for example:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=19911&forum=11&39
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (May 25, 2003 07:25AM)
Here's some Quick Links:

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[*] [url=http://www.wirelesswizardry.com/anchor.htm]Anchor Systems[/url]
[*] [url=http://anchoraudio.com/]Anchor AN 1000x ($350)[/url]
[*] [url=http://anchoraudio.com]Anchor AN 100 ($200)[/url]
[*] [url=http://anchoraudio.com]Anchor Explorer Deluxe ($1,000)[/url], [*] [url=http://anchoraudio.com]Anchor Extreme 1000 wireless with built-in CD player ($1,500)[/url],
[*] [url=http://www.audiolinks.com/]Fender Passport 150/250 ($500/$700) [/url]
[*] [url=http://floridamagic.bizhosting.com/floridamagic_sekaku_pas767.html]Florida Magic Sekaku PAS767 ($400)[/url]
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Consider the Fender Passport 150. The 250 is really too big, heavy, and powerful. As one pro put it, if you're playing in a theater with greater than five hundred, they most likely have a good sound system. (Exception: School PA systems and the room acoustics are really poor.)
Message: Posted by: jasonmagic (Dec 24, 2005 09:40PM)
I am looking for something that is controlled by remote that I can place on the table or in a pocket and have some sound effects keyed by this remote. I want it to be a PA system as well. I need it to be one man operated. Does anyone have any examples or sugggestions?
Message: Posted by: yosef_dov (Dec 28, 2005 09:34AM)
Greetings...

Jason, there's been a lot of discussion of this stuff here in the Café... try doing some searches... there is a guy who has some write-ups about using wireless keychain button device for controlling sounds. I use a system consisting of old laptop computer, X-10 modules, WinAMP software, and GIRDER software. I then use a wireless (RF) X-10 remote control (I use the 8 button model) to control sounds. A little tricky to setup, but it works for now, and since I owned all the parts already...

Joe
Message: Posted by: yosef_dov (Dec 28, 2005 09:35AM)
Oh yeah, Dennis is right-on about school sound systems-- gyms are the WORST!

Joe