I tend not to write about my workplace. I don't think I have, in any of my posts, explicitly named it. One has to be careful with expressing opinions which may not be consistent with the corporate vision. So I won't name it here either. But if you know of a TAFE that is having a Music Festival this week, that's my employer.
We've got several very nice rigs for audio.
In the venue, there's a Soundcraft MH2 at FOH (sadly, not ours). There was a hired Midas Verona at monitors but the cue system died so it was replaced with an Avid SC48 digital.
In the multitrack recording room, we have a Pro Tools HD system being fed by various mic pres and compressors: Focusrite, JBL/Urei, Calrec, Auditronics and Midas mic pres, and two dbx 160As, four channels of dbx 162s (the new purple ones) and a 2-channel Smart C2. Monitoring is through NS10s or PMC DB1S.
In the live mix room, we have a Mackie Onyx 2480 (very serviceable and pretty quiet), a rack of Presonus comps and a couple of cheap TC effects units, with monitoring through Adam A5s. That mix is being sent to a TV recording unit with a backup on a Sound Devices 722 hard disk recorder.
We had a great night tonight with a big band concert. We tried an experiment with AKG C414s as brass "overheads", but that just didn't work so we reverted to AKG C451s and a Rode NT5 on saxes, Shure SM57s on trombones and trumpets (unfortunately we have no RE20s or Sennheiser 441s), and a Sennheiser 421 as a solo mic.
It sounded great on the multitrack, and the students on the live mix did a very creditable job.