I just purchased the PAS with one LB1, from GC and have to say, like everyone else on this MB that I have never been so impressed with a product than this. It has solved nearly all, if not all, of my live playing issues. I play in an acoustic/electric duo doing mostly classic rock and some alternative and pop rock. Two guitars, two vocals. My partner plays an ovation thru a Digitech processor that has a tube preamp. I play a Taylor 814ce with Fishman prefix pro system and PRS guitars, usually an Archtop with piezo system. From all of my bretheren and sistren here on the MB, my best guess at setup is two vox thru my FBT mixer for effects and then panned Left with the left channel going into the PAS channel 1, utilizing the SM58 presets for our SM58 mics. Now, should the guitars be mixed on the FBT, panned right and then sent to channel 2 on the PAS, or should I send my buddy's guitar with the Digitech into a line channel? I would like to reserve the PAS Channel 2 for the PRS preset that sounds great.
Are the even channels on the PRS mixed or summed and the odd channels mixed or summed? I know we have the four inputs, but from all I have read it appears that the vox should be on one channel and the guitars on another. Oh, and I certainly understand that two systems would be the ultimate, but my bud winces when he pays for strings!
BTW the PAS is shocking. I, like many others thought it may sound okay and it may look cool, but is it worth giving up my Mackie system? I am happy to say the try it/buy it method only took my about a half day of fiddling with it to be a true believer. I can dump so many unnecessary pieces of gear, especially the preamps/DI's etc. I have accumulated over 30 years of playing. Thanks BOSE for really getting it right.
Any thoughts on this yet another acoustic/electric duo would be appreciated.
Congrats on making the plunge and thanks for your purchase. If you have any questions there are plenty of users and Bose musicians here to help you out.
The Bose is REALLY REALLY COOL!
The more you use it the more you want to use it. Keep rocking! AL.. p.S Are there any jazz bass or jazz keyboard players in the northern VA. area who own the new bose system. Or for that matter any musicians who in N.Va. who have systems!
Hi David! Congrats on your new toy! Sure is cool ain't it?
Anyway, you're making things way more complicated than they need to be in terms of hooking up your stuff. Here is what I would do: use the first 2 PAS channels for whatever sounds best on them (like your PRS preset and maybe one of the vox - try out different stuff!), then plug one of the outputs of your mixer into channel 3. Plug whatever else you've got into your mixer and don't pan anything! If you only have one PAS, panning isn't going to make any difference and might even cause phase problems. Just run everything in mono on your mixer and send ONE output from it out to ONE channel of the PAS, except for whatever you want to use the two PAS channels (w/presets) for.
Thank you Al and Lee for the suggestions. Al, I am unfamiliar with the N. Va area, so I regret I can't answer anything for you. Lee, I will try this with my mixer and see how this goes.
Enjoying hearing (for better or for worse) what everyone else is for the first time,
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