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Greg Bart

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EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« on: May 19, 2022, 04:20:06 PM »

A friend of mine swears that ALL pro live touring engineers EQ their vocals from the main EQ and not the channel EQ. I told him that is not the case. What's your thoughts on this? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 04:31:23 PM »

A friend of mine swears that ALL pro live touring engineers EQ their vocals from the main EQ and not the channel EQ. I told him that is not the case. What's your thoughts on this? Thanks.

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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 05:58:29 PM »

A friend of mine swears that ALL pro live touring engineers EQ their vocals from the main EQ and not the channel EQ. I told him that is not the case. What's your thoughts on this? Thanks.

Your friend needs to put down the crack pipe.  He (she?) certainly has never done a real show.  Ever.
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 06:07:38 PM »

Maybe way back in the Dark Ages when channel EQ was rudimentary but the house had a 1/3-octave graphic. I won't say I've never done it.

But not in the last decade, probably much longer.
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 06:25:30 PM »

A friend of mine swears that ALL pro live touring engineers EQ their vocals from the main EQ and not the channel EQ. I told him that is not the case. What's your thoughts on this? Thanks.
Nice to have a hobby. Maybe someday he'll (she'll) get out to a real show.......
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 06:34:50 PM »

Your friend needs to put down the crack pipe.  He (she?) certainly has never done a real show.  Ever.
I tried to explain to him how idiotic that sounds and he always replies with "Well, that's how the big boys do it". I know that he needs help. Just wanted to share this with the forum so I can show him how idiotic he sounds.
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2022, 08:04:20 PM »

I tried to explain to him how idiotic that sounds and he always replies with "Well, that's how the big boys do it". I know that he needs help. Just wanted to share this with the forum so I can show him how idiotic he sounds.

He needs to move to lighting, might find redemption there. 
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2022, 08:54:16 PM »

I tried to explain to him how idiotic that sounds and he always replies with "Well, that's how the big boys do it". I know that he needs help. Just wanted to share this with the forum so I can show him how idiotic he sounds.

Ask him which main eq? Even on a relatively simple system I'll have a stereo parametric on the main fader, but I feed the PA off the matrix outs (always) and I'll have another stereo perametric there. I'll also have a graphic eq inserted on the main fader just for quick and dirty adjustments after the show starts.

Sometimes I will adjust that graphic eq to suit my vocal mics IF I have several mics that all have some problem frequency popping up. Easier to just cut that once and call it a day.

So which main EQ? On a big-boy rig there will be dozens of EQ's for all different parts of the rig.



Home Schoolin is showing his ignorance here.
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2022, 09:24:28 PM »

Maybe he was referring to a buss insert EQ?
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Re: EQing vocals from Main EQ or Channel EQ?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2022, 10:41:26 PM »

He needs to move to lighting, might find redemption there.

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