Posted: Oct 21, 2009 2:26 pm |
Edited by: Luke Warm
Dimmers are often just kind of a nightmare cuz they cause noise in gear, they make the lights buzz and they hum themselves. But anything that's not part of the audio rig can cause noise...even if it's on a seperate circuit.
Ideally you'd want two breaker boxes from the main feed into your building. One for gear, one for everything else. And then there's additional transformers and whatnot that should be added to the tech power to make sure that it's well-isolated. Admittedly I'd don't know all the details cuz I've always had the luxury of having an electrician on the studio builds I've worked on.
At RSA we moved into a prebuilt room that doesn't have tech power so we just got a big beefy power conditioner
for the gear. And instead of dimmers, we just have lamps so we can turn off the overheads and vary up the lighting mojo as needed.