I am a keyboard/vocalist and have a small MIDI/computer band, Guitar, Bass and Keys with Computer as our drummer and background group. All of our equipment fits into a medium rack on wheels and I have several speakers on stands. This info is all to set up the disaster.
My significant other’s father was a Navy Seal in the 1960’s and even recovered an Apollo craft crew, taught the original Mercury and Apollo astronauts to swim at Kennedy Space Center, and he did three tours in Vietnam. All together, a hell of a man. Carla, his daughter and my signifigant other, we have been living together 23 years to see if we are compatible and are not quite sure yet, and his current wife asked me to DJ and MC his 75th surprise birthday party. I figured I could do this with my band equipment and use all of the MP3 files I had on the computer. BTW, I had never DJed any event ever, but figured how hard would it be with Windows Media Player and Set lists. I got everything ready, traveled from Jacksonville to the Villages, (outside Ocala Florida), and set up the equipment with about 10 minutes till the start of the event.
Then Disaster occurred. See, I turned on all the power, played an MP3 and NO SOUND. NOTHING. NADA. ZIP. Tried the mike, no joy. I started to freak. I checked the drivers for the USB Fast-track Pro, checked and changed the USB cable, changed the audio cables into the Mixer. Adjusted the amplifier power to the speackers and subwolfer amps. Adjusted the crossover, played knows and buttons on the mixer. All to no avail. Meanwhile, the event organizers are coming up to me with questions like, are you ready to start, he is almost here, we need the into music and your mike hot. Etc, etc, etc. I am freaking and getting really, really irritable.
Enter Significant Other. Carla calmly takes off the back of the rack and realizes that the power cable to the mixer has slightly pulled out of the power input slot, thereby denying power to the mixing board. Gee, I wondered why I wasn’t seeing LED lights on the input or output channels. See, takes a woman to fix a man induced problem. She pushes in the cable, power flows to the unit, sound magically appears, and we gave a 75 year old navy vet the party he deserved, with not a minute to spare.
Maybe we are compatible.