Great suggestions! Thanks so much!
Yes. I agree. The off brand speakers are a turn-off, and the mixer is minuscule.
Having to bang on an amp is embarrassing, too, but I was, is, and will always be on a budget.
To clarify, I wasn't ever a DJ, and a DJ would be offended if I was ever considered one. LOL!
I just played mp3s for hours on end at near clipping, and I enjoyed it. There's just no challenge.
The band I'm going to be working with is a 4 man set. Drummer, Bass, Guitarist & Vocal.
They each have their own gear and were looking for a guy that could mix their sound live.
They've run into venues where the house engineer was off in another world or
completely preoccupied with some other job entirely.
They also wanted a sound guy to work with anybody they're unable to work with.
I've had a lot of experience for some time.
I'll be 30 in June and have fiddled with tiny systems and stacked systems since I was 13.
I've mixed bands before, but I just want this first band JOB to actually be great.
The CE-2000 only intermittently does a weird dimmed/distorted sound when cold.
After warming it up for 15-30minutes, there is no issue at all. I can run it for the entire day.
I've tried fiddling with the XTi DSP through the computer, but computer interfaces are cumbersome for me to use.
I prefer physical knobs and sliders. Call me old or stubborn, but its my comfort preference.
I have a yard that is about 1/3 acre (100ftx100ft). I can light the whole thing up with sound.
I've also gone to quite a few outdoor carshows in huge parking lots or parking structures.
I can be heard from a mile away.
The drummer has a 12 channel mixer and and all the mics he needs for his drums.
The Bass Player has a cushioned rolling road cabinet with his head, DSP, etc and 4x8" speakers
(which apparently has a line level output).
The Electric guitarist has a head and I think a dual 12" cab which I can mic with a sennheiser.
I figured I'd let the vocalist use the wireless microphone.
Maybe I should tell them to come over so I can do a massive sound check.
Not only that, they can really see how I work, and if they even like me.
I managed to get their dinky Yamaha package to work the best they've ever seen it work.
It was one of these numbers: Yamaha Box Package PA system
Please keep the suggestions, concerns & comments coming! I really love learning new stuff.