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Callan Browne

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Re: Mic for Trumpet/Sax / DI for Keys
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 01:13:40 am »

Hey all,
Just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone for their help, both directly and indirectly, and in this as well as other threads - it's really appreciated
The gig today went really well, my first time mixing such a big band (7 players) and first time having my PA set up outdoors.
I ended up going with the SM58's on horns, 835's on vocals and a JDI on keys (and my acoustic). All players were happy with this and the sound they got.

It's clear I don't have enough low end to put on an outdoor rock show, but the pair of compact VP7215's over a single PRX-618s-xlf was ample for the event today.
I would have liked (lots) more on the low end when the local dance school opened up the festival (EDM backing), but I think I still provided far more than they were expecting - I might have been the only person there who even noticed.

The 812P's make fantastic monitors. I haven't had to up the output using the compressor as yet - I had heaps of headroom out of the mixer for the level required on stage.

There was plenty of praise from the people running the event and the local shop owners, so it looks like I'll be back next year.

Sun was out too - it was a great day overall.
Thanks again
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Re: Mic for Trumpet/Sax / DI for Keys
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 06:01:25 am »

The 812P's make fantastic monitors. I haven't had to up the output using the compressor as yet - I had heaps of headroom out of the mixer for the level required on stage.


Please please please, no compression on monitors. EVER.
That's just plain bad Juju.
It has been talked about plenty, do a search.
Chris.
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Re: Mic for Trumpet/Sax / DI for Keys
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 11:28:10 am »

Please please please, no compression on monitors. EVER.
That's just plain bad Juju.
It has been talked about plenty, do a search.
Chris.

He's not going to compress the monitors, but use the compressor output level control to get an additional gain block to drive the internal amp harder.
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Re: Mic for Trumpet/Sax / DI for Keys
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2015, 05:39:17 pm »

He's not going to compress the monitors, but use the compressor output level control to get an additional gain block to drive the internal amp harder.
As in make-up gain ??  Gotcha.
Whenever I see "Monitors" and "Compressors" in the same sentence, I get the willys.
Carry on.
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Re: Mic for Trumpet/Sax / DI for Keys
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2015, 06:14:02 pm »

As in make-up gain ??  Gotcha.
Whenever I see "Monitors" and "Compressors" in the same sentence, I get the willys.
Carry on.
Chris.

Hey Chris - sorry if that was misleading. No, there's no compression being used on the monitors.

Here's one thread where it was discussed to use compressor within the DSP to get more SPL from the SRX800 series, although not actually compressing the signal.
http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,156078.0.html

I was referring to this technique and how for my scenario it wasn't need on this given day.

Cheers,
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Re: Mic for Trumpet/Sax / DI for Keys
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2015, 11:00:29 pm »

No problem Callan.
I'm still pretty old-school in my thinking. I took a look at the thread mentioned, and remembered reading it. We all seem to have to be experts at "tweaking" to get the most out of our rigs.
Carry on...
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