The New Rig (Update 1)


Odyssey FRGS1016WDLX (case) – (installed)

2 x Electro-Voice ELX112P (tops) – (arrives this week)

1 x Electro-Voice ELX118P (sub) – (ready to connect)

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX (mixer) – (arrives this week)

FMR Audio RNC1773 (compressor) – (installed)

VocoPro UHF-5805 (supporting wireless mics) – (installed)

Shure Super 55 (main stage mic) – (ready to connect)

dbx DriveRack PA+ (EQ/Feedback/PA Management) – (arrives early next week)


It’s nothing much to look at right now but it will of course get filled in over the next week!



I am also ordering up some new lights for this rig. Guitar Center sells combo packs of lights with lighting tree stands.  I have had good luck with them in my other rigs so I will be dropping by to pick one up this weekend. But I love the lasers!

AmericanDJ Micros Hypnotic (ready to connect)

Chauvet Scorpion GBC 2.0 (arrives early next week)

Chauvet Scorpion RGY (arrives early next week)


All this for a karaoke show? Hell yeah!




The new rig is slowly coming together….

Here is what I have so far….

Odyssey FRGS1016WDLX (case)

2 x Electro-Voice ELX112P (tops)

1 x Electro-Voice ELX118P (sub)

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX (mixer)

FMR Audio RNC1773 (compressor)

VocoPro UHF-5805 (supporting wireless mics)

Shure Super 55 (main stage mic)

All that is left is to nail down a dbx DriveRack PA+ and then It is pretty much all set.

I have all the cabling as well as a laptop that is ready to go.

I decided to go with the smaller ELX112P main PA’s because 1) cheaper, 2) smaller/weigh less. The smaller 12” dome should actually deliver tighter bass when couple with the ELX118P sub.

I also decided to go with the ZED-12FX over the ZED-60-10FX because of the Mic inserts on the 12FX supporting TRS jacks. This makes bypassing for effects units and the RNC1773 very simple.

Will show pics of the build out over the next week!


My new case!

Today I received my brand new Odyssey FRGS1016WDLX case!  I have had my eyes on this case for about 2 years now. The sliding platform on top for a laptop is what initially sold me. But now that I have it put together, the front panel conversion to a side table that can be used on either side of the rig is also very slick.

My plan is to drop a ZED60-10FX in the top slant along with a DMX lighting controller. Then add a power conditioner, dbx DriveRack PA+, RNC 1773 compressor, wireless mic receiver and drawers for the rest of my karaoke gear.


For more info and specs on the case – Odyssey FRGS1016WDLX