Glamorgan Suite, The Memo in Barry (council owned premises)
Limiter is set high up on the wall opposite end of room from the stage.
The caretaker was really good though when I came to set up. As soon as I saw the limiter I thought of a good wheeze to get around it.
I told him I didn't mind the amp being run off the limiter sockets, but I "insisted" on a clean supply for the computer because I wasn't prepared to have that crashing. He first let me use a locked washroom adjoining the stage, but as it happened the sockets were dead for some unknown reason.
So he spent the next ¾ hour rigging his own cable (he insisted) from the food service bay about ½ way down the hall, taped up over doorways and all. As it terminated under the console I could have plugged anything I wanted into it
As it happened the limiter was never even a problem all night. I reckon it was set quite high. It makes me wonder what some d|ckheads do with their sound outputs because I never got near the limit and everyone was happy with the sound levels.
In fact, the hostess particularly complimented me on my sound levels, saying "It was nicely loud enough on the dance floor but OK beyond, for the people chatting." Apparently, at the last do she went to there, the DJ kept crashing out on the limiter all night with it taking up to 15 mins to get reset.
The downside here was the grumpy jobsworth porters at the end of the night. I de-rigged as fast as I could but they were moaning and trying to manhandle my kit out saying they don't get paid overtime and next time the client would need to pay for another hour because it was after 1:00am. Sheesh it was five past bloody one!
I don't get paid overtime either, but I always keep a smile on my face even at that time of night.