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Pascal Pincosy

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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 08:32:26 pm »

I often get asked by hobbyists to help tune their systems at small events. Usually, being more interested in having fun during my time off, I will just flatten out the EQ and hand control back to the owner, who is often amazed: "Wow it sounds so much better! What did you do?"  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
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Brad Weber

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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 09:37:03 pm »

That's what bypass buttons are for!
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Caleb Dick

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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2008, 03:25:54 pm »

I mixed at a church once right after a Southern Gospel group.  The graph was a very extreme smile (never mind the old cheap Peavey system couldn't handle the slightest bit of sub-50hz or above-12.5khz).  I've seen many systems 'smile' at me after 'tuned' by others, but this one sounded bad beyond belief.  

Bypass button - I love you!  

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Ivan Beaver

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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2008, 03:30:22 pm »

We had a music store in town that would "preset" your eq on a powered mixer for "free" Shocked

No kidding, they would adjust it for a perfect smile Sad

Why?  Because that is the way it is "supposed" to be adjusted.

OK then, why not just put a filter in there and not let the stupid end user "adjust" it?

There is no teaching some people. Rolling Eyes

Don't confuse me with the facts.
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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2008, 05:43:40 pm »

Wow... I'm glad I'm 2000 miles away from whatever is coming out of that system Wink
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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2008, 05:53:14 pm »

Ivan Beaver wrote on Sat, 12 July 2008 14:30

We had a music store in town that would "preset" your eq on a powered mixer for "free" Shocked

No kidding, they would adjust it for a perfect smile Sad

Why?  Because that is the way it is "supposed" to be adjusted.

OK then, why not just put a filter in there and not let the stupid end user "adjust" it?

There is no teaching some people. Rolling Eyes

Don't confuse me with the facts.



I was mixing in a crappy bar once, and the singer of a band who'd never played in there before, using a mic of mine I'd brought, strode over to my (side stage) desk before the set (no soundcheck, he hadn't sung a note into the mic) and turned the bass and treble up full on the mixer, and the mid down to about 9.00. 'That's how my vocal works' he said. Needless to say I put it back to what I thought was appropriate.

At periodic intervals during his set he'd come over and without my permission twiddle a few more knobs on the mixer, then go and sing the next song when everything was to his satisfaction. Except as soon as he turned his back I'd put it back. His girlfriend was sat near me absolutely wetting herself ('oh, he always does this - and everyone reacts like you do'!)

On a side note I stopped his set early because he was swinging the (my) mic round on the end of the (my) cable, after asking before the set whether he could do it and being told no, asking again, and being told that if he did it his set would stop immediately.

I guess some people are just born to be rock stars  Laughing
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Eric Kuhn

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Re: How NOT to EQ
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2008, 06:58:55 am »

Hmmm I dont use anything that goes to 20, or even 25 for that matter, so I dont even bother sending those to the amp rack. One needs to remember that if your boxes cant do it, dont waste the power in the amp rack.
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