Electronics website

At the start of this academic year 2020-2021 we launched a new electronics website. https://electronics.koncon.nl On this website we will publish the fundamentals of electronics – all those electronic things that you always wanted to know! 🙂 We will use this online location to support the lessons ‘Introduction to Electronics’, Sensors Actuators and Microcontrollers and Music Technology. Feel free to look around. If you have any questions or suggestions to improve the website, please let us know. https://electronics.koncon.nl

New Lending software

In January we started using new software for lending out our electronic items. It is a ‘library’ cloud-service called Aura library and we slowly get the hang of it. This application makes it easier for us to track the items that are borrowed out and makes the in- and outgoing of items go more smooth. It also supports a mobile app where the users can reserve items and check availability. If we are ready with configuring the mobile app we…

Stream Sets in Use!

Since this week we start with the use of our newly build StreamSets. These sets consist of a big television screen on wheels (Sony KD-43XG7096-4K tv), combined with a good quality camera (Sony FDR-AX43) plus video-microphone, Audient Audio interface, Apple MacMini and a set of Genelec 8020D active audio monitors. This is a powerful combination of high quality Audio and Video and a great setup to create Youtube Streams or Teams meetings with larger groups. More information about the way…

EWP Corona Lockdown Phase #5 and #6

And, … we are back to lockdown again. Check the overview above and also check the KonCon website for more detailed information. From Wednesday 16-12-2020 onwards, until 18-1-2021, the services of the EWP will limited to a few hours per day only. If you need gear that you want to borrow, you have to make an online reservation by sending an e-mail to ewp@koncon.nl. We will give you a time-window when to pickup or return the necessary items. During the…

ATEM mini Pro

Just before the summer holiday we extended our ‘streaming’ gear with one ATEM Mini Pro. This small, but very powerful device made by BlackMagic makes streaming to Teams or Youtube so much easier. It is capable of switching 4 x HDMI input’s to one program output. Making recordings of the venue can easily be realized with connecting a USB-C harddisk. At the EWP we were so pleased with this device, that we bought 4 more to support the upcoming requests…

Summer Holiday 2020

After a very busy time with on-line technical support and setting up live streams from the concert-halls, we are going to enjoy our well deserved holiday break. Like for everybody, the last four months were bizarre and unheard of. It was sad to experience the musical limitations but it was also inspiring to see the new possibilities!Friday July 17th we will close the EWP-doors and they will be open again around the end of August. We will use this time…

KvBz streaming ready

This week we started with the setup of the video/audio-streaming set in the KvBz. With the remote controlled camera’s, the mixer, the computers and the ATEM we can host a streaming event directly to Facebook, Youtube or other platform. In the near future we all will benefit from this setup. We can support on-line events and bring the KvBz into your homes. Of-course we know nothing beats being in the theatre, but in these strange times it is a real…

Phase #2 of building lock-down

On day #46 of the Corona building lock-down, our director Henk vd Meulen and his crisis-team came up with the next step in slowly opening our KC building again for individual practise. For exact details we refer to the content of his e-mail and the protocols that were attached. What does this new phase #2 mean for you and for us? We will begin our more regular lending services again starting on Monday, May 11th. We have to prepare the…

More gear available during lockdown

In the last weeks we received more and more e-mails with request how to improve the audio quality with on-line lessons. To be able to support the requests we had to invest and expand the amount of USB-audio interfaces and we had to ‘hunt’ for available keyboards in our building. Because the “whole world” is looking for better soluttions to improve the audio and video quality, it was actually quiet hard to get the items that we wanted. What did…

Jamulus Server Setup (Mac)

In our search for better audio quality recent weeks, we found the application Jamulus as one of the possible solutions to work on-line and combine it with music making. This application connects multiple musicians with each-other by means of a server. All you see in your screen is a volume knob (fader) to adjust the audio mix. The more musicians, the more faders. After some tweaking with volumes and settings and getting used to hear delay (inevitable), you will have…