Hi all!Long time lurker, first time poster.First off I'd like to thanks all the members for the advice I've read over the years.Special thanks to people that work for sound companies and manufacturers.( Like the people involved at Danley,and Art W. who used to work with Southern Thunder Sound,since I'm a MN boy.)I'm a bassist who now needs some PA running advice.We're just getting a small blues rock band up and running.Gigs start this month.On the advice of an old band leader, my band leader bought some used rental gear from a local shop.(EMI in Robinsdale MN)Two powered speakers (QSC K-10's) and a small Soundcraft 8 channel unpowered mixer with no built in effects.The mixer has 2 aux sends and the band is guitar,bass,drums with everyone singing. The guitarist uses a cheap in ear rig that will use 1 of the aux sends.I think we will probably just put 3 vocals,and a little guitar in the mix.If the bars need it we might rent a sub for kix and bass but that's doubtful for the time being.I might try a trick to run some moniters for the bass and drummer's vocal but for now we will go without.So here is my question.Effects.No on board effects, if we buy a small effects unit what should we get?I don't know what would be good. I just want reverb for the voices. If we get some unit, how is it hooked up? Is it related to the stereo input channels?Do you somehow use the channel inserts?Can you point me to some dummies guide to sound on the web?I've read the Yamaha beginners guide, but perhaps I missed the info about this subject.Does this give you guys an idea of where I'm at? I've always enjoyed talking about gear withsound guys at gigs but now I have to step up and run this little rig. I think I have a good startbut could use all the advice I can get.Thanks!
Thanks for all the advice Robert,Dustin, and Tom.I agree about the moniters. The drummer has 2 unpowered moniters that I'm gonna try to run off the one of the aux sendsand into one of my bass heads. I have an Acoustic Image brand amp that I think I can run as a slave amp and then into the moniters. But I still am confused if I could still run effects. The little Soundcraft board we have (EMP-8) has only 2 aux sends.We will use one for an in ear moniter for the guitarist, and the other for the moniters.Is there any other ways I could add effects if I use the aux sends in this way?We won't be using either of the 2 stereo channels, can I some how use them for effects or moniters?I'm gonna try messing with this on this weekends gigs, so any advice would be greatly apprieciated. Thanks!
<snip>The little Soundcraft board we have (EMP-8) has only 2 aux sends.We will use one for an in ear moniter for the guitarist, and the other for the moniters.
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