New Roadhog, First Hog

caffeinefreecaffeinefree Registered User
Hello All,
I have just ordered a brand new Roadhog for a 500+ person Live and DJ room.
What do you know now that you wish you knew then with your first?
Efficiency, Tips and Tricks, a better understanding?

I'm new to the game with very little console knowledge, yet extensive Light Jockey 2, LJ Touch and LJFaders experience.
I will be receiving a day of training with my purchase but a day is never enough.
Thank you all in advance and good to see a great support forum.


  • bellonsbellons Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited January 2010
    time is the answer! I mean you just need time to learn the desk.
    this forum is a great source where you can basically find anything you need to know. Anytime you have a doubt or a question surf the forum and 99 times out of 100 you'll find an answer!
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited January 2010

    Sounds like you'll be busking your shows mostly.
    So when you do your one day training ask them specific questions about how to do that.

    After that, you'll have more specific questions for posting here.
  • caffeinefreecaffeinefree Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Thank you for the heads up and one question. What is "busking"?
  • ChrisTallChrisTall Registered User, DL Beta
    edited January 2010
    The real definition is to perform live, like on the street, for money.

    Here it means setting up the console in such a way that you play the console.
    Faders are setup so you can use them to create/build looks as you feel like it.

    The alternative is setting up the console with pre-determined looks that you recall.
    A fader would have a few, or many, cues that are for a particular song.
    This works well when you know the band and their song list, and have time ahead to make the looks.

    Finally, the complete opposite of busking is one cuelist of many cues (can easily be 100's to 1000's) that are the entire show, in order. This would be more typical of a fixed performance type show like a theatre production.
  • spcentralspcentral Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited January 2010
    The effect engine is a very powerful tool and having a good solid foundation of effects is really helpful. I also recommend to record anything you can into your palettes. Sometimes when I have been really busy and trying to get a show together quickly, I bypass recording into my palettes. When doing a live setup, palettes can really be your friend!
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