When using headsets for a small show it is quite hard to get much gain onthem and mostly they are hard to eq nicely. I have been told that if they are run through an eq it makes a difference. The eq is connected to the mixer through the insert on the channel. would this be right. expensive I guesss as you would need one for each head set. I have a 12 channel Machie and a 16 channel Allen and Heath mixers. Reg XXXXXXXXX
I have only tried the eq settings on the mixers which is also connected to an eq between mixer and amp
Hi, Welcome to JustAnswer! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will endeavor to answer your question.You can insert the equalizer into the effects loop and then utilize it on all channels. The effects gain on each individual channel would control the balance between how much of what you hear is the eq signal and how much is the raw signal.Into which output are you plugging your head phones?Erdaram41030.8720164352
Thanks for prompt reply.
The problem I have had is that some voices as you know are really good and others are not so good to pick up. So if you had a voice that is really toppy along side one that is really heavy. eg male - female then the one eq would be enough to use in conjunction with the mixer eq. Hi-Lo-Mid . I have found that these head sets and lapel mics very easy to have the gain to high and end up with feed back and the person you are trying to lift up. Maybe by having the trim set to a lower position might help and using the channel volume a little higher might also help. I have just done sound for a local production here last week and just couldn't get enough gain on some of the head sets with out feed back starting to creep in. Also it doesn't help when you are dealing with a lot of people who are experencing their fist time on a stage. I do realise that you only get out of a mic that you put in.
What you need to do is put a compressor limiter into the chain of effects.
What this does is amplify the weak or lower volumes and compresses the louder volumes (per your adjustable settings) and evens out the overall volume across the board.
You would need to take all of your vocals and buss them to the compressor so as not to compress everything that is not a vocal. You also need to distribute the mics according to the vocal strength. The stronger vocals per say may only need a dynamic mic while the weaker vocals may require a condenser mic.
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