so, sprung from the ramblings and brainstorming of this thread comes my event for Avit UK, Birmingham. 'The Massive Video Hardware Feedback Experiment" The premise is simple. Lets have everyone bring in their mixers/effects units/eq's/etc to put together the biggest feedback loop EVER. As it stands now, I'll be coordinating the experiment on Friday, April 29th in a 5.69meter by 5.77meter room in the "Old Library" at The Custard Factory.. It will be run ALL DAY, from about 10am to 9pm. Please come take part and we could go into the record books! I've applied to Guiness to be considered as "biggest video feedback loop in the world" I won't hear from them for several weeks yet though. You can take part by bringing in hardware, necessary signal cables, and appropriate power cables. Be prepared to run in PAL, have at least enough cable/adapters to make one pass in and out of your kit, and be able to plug into that funky UK power thing (if you can spare an outlet strip for more taps as well, it would be a bonus!). Ideally, you will be able to leave your kit in place for awhile. I am prepared to stay there all day to watch over it, and we should have masking tape/marker to label everything as yours to make sure you get it back. As of now there will be some tables and one projector/screen there. I hope to use a camera/rescreen loop to start the chain (anybody have a tube camera and tripod?), and just keep adding bits as it comes in. (yes, I'll have the rebelle there too). Hope to sort some sort of recording device/media as well for posterity. Oh, and rather important to this experiment. I will allow laptops/computers into the loop, but ONLY as an effects device. There will be no pre-rendered material allowed. I think you understand what I mean. and, there may be more stipulations added depending on what kind of feedback I may or may not get from Guiness. They may impose rules on the setup in order to be considered for a record. Hope to see you there!