I am in a bluegrass band that is all acoustic...meaning all vocals and insturments are mic'ed (other than the standup bass). We use Audix OM5 for the insturments and Sure 58's for the vocals hooded to a 8-channel Soundcraft board which runs to a L1 Model 1. Generally, we can get by without feedback if we place our L1 Model 1 a little in front of our mics. However, in loud venues this does not even work.
And in both cases we are not able to hear ourselves as well as we would like. We are thinking of purchasing a Panaray® 620M or two Panaray® 310M.
The L1 has a wonderful sound and we get great comments from our clients, but we just need to hear ourselves better.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Welcome to the forum!
I’m sorry the L1 isn’t working out for you in all venues. There are several things that could contribute to the feedback you’re experiencing. If you haven’t already, try the following suggestions.
Make sure the mixer’s trim / gain controls are set properly:
1. Set the mixer’s master, channel, and trim controls to zero.
2. Sing or play into the microphone at the loudest level that you would during a performance.
3. While playing, slowly turn the trim / gain control clockwise until the mixer’s signal / clip indicator glows red. Then, turn the trim / gain control counter-clockwise so the trim control is as high as it can be without the indicator glowing red.
You could also try positioning the microphone so it is not pointed at the L1 tower. This will keep the microphone off-axis from the speaker arrays and could reduce potential feedback.
Another step would be to use the mixer’s EQ to turn down a frequency that might be causing feedback.
Some additional tips and information on feedback that you might find helpful can be found at the following link:
For information on the Panaray speakers, however, please contact our professional support team at (800) 996-2673.
I hope that helps!This message has been edited. Last edited by: BobD-at-Bose,
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