Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Hybrid Rehearsal Setup(initial build)

Hi all, this is Justin Deanon, and I help represent Ragazzi and JackTrip in two differing fields of work and would like to share our current accomplishment with LIVE rehearsals on-site. However, this is not our current setup in Ragazzi(as that information has not yet been disclosed), but this was our first test build that was allowed by JackTrip(and that worked!) to help setup for Ragazzi when the idea was still in its ‘beta.’ Happy to share this, and hope this helps out for future ensembles to find some kind of variation! Person to complete initial design is Russell Peck, who is a Ragazzi alumni and helps us out at JackTrip as well. We’re glad to discuss details or design ideas you may have.

Genre/use case:

Is it for a garage band, church choir, music lessons, something else?
It is for in-person LIVE rehearsal with JackTrip users and those in the room.

Required gear:

Microphones, cables, stands, amps, and interfaces… oh my!

  • Ethernet Cable
  • Rasberry Pi AC adapter
  • 2 amps(Left Side/Right Side) , 2 cables to connect to the mixer for Stereo effect
  • Multichannel Mixer to funnel audio channels to JackTrip Analog Bridge
  • 2 mics(Left Side/Right Side) , 2 cables to connect to the mixer for Stereo effect

Experiences/Struggles:
Depending on rehearsal venue, consider 30 minutes of setup/takedown before & after your rehearsal as the gear to get things going takes patience and a safe discipline when dealing with audio equipment. Turn any devices/speakers’ volume knobs to 0 before and after rehearsal to make sure the people in the room are not harmed by any accidental loud sounds. The most challenging part is making sure your wires are in their correct locations.

Pictures, please!