Hello all, new here and to the L1. I read the unofficial guides and the Tradional setup. My bluegrass band has guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and 4 vocalists. We have the L1 classic, B1, Peavey PV10 mixer, 7 57/58s, clip on condenser for bass and banjo, 1 small diaphragm, and 3 large diaphragm mics.
We tried setup with the 2 clipons and 6 dynamics thru the mixer then to channels 1 and 2. We had L1 and B1 about 4 feet in front of us, stage left, and toed in slightly. The sound was good, but could not get very loud without feedback. I tried subtle and not so subtle eq cutting which helped some, but still feedback. The room was 20 x 80 with low ceiling. The stage was floor level, along the 20 ft. wall, and a large glass window was 3 ft. behind us.
So, my questions are: was I missing something and given our equipment, what is the best setup?
Thanks in advance.
You may not have the gain staging set optimum yet.
Here's an idea - forget the mixer (for the moment) and plug directly into the L1 Classic base with as many as you can - it's just a test to see how loud you can get without feeding back.
If you find that you can get "pretty loud" without feedback without the mixer and just using the trims on the Classic Powerstand, then you know you just need to do a little more work with the mixer and the gain stages.
It took a little while for me to get the hang of it as well, but once I did - the magic continued to happen!
Hope this helps
Thanks, I'll try that with the mic setup I described.
We've also tried using just 1 large diaphragm condenser straight into the L1 (old-time bluegrass style). Again, it sounded good, but feedback and background noise were a problem.
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