New member to the forum--glad and excited to be a part of it. I'm looking forward to learning lots about the L1 system. I just bought a brand new L1 Model II with the T1 and put my first sounds through it on Sunday. Impressive and exciting. I'm gonna spend the week experimenting with the system trying to figure out a decent sound. I'm hoping that, after I tell you a bit about my band and our music, some of you might offer some tips, tricks, etc., to achieve a nice set up.
I play in a trio that specializes in original alt-country, roots-rock. We call ourselves LEVELLAND (www.myspace.com/levellandmusic). We have a drummer, who often times, but not always, plays pretty loud. He is always un-miked. We have a fellow who plays electric guitar (Gretsch, Tele, and Strat through a Mesa Lonestar) and banjo. He mikes his guitar amp to an L1 Model I and sings a bit. A very tasty player. Me? I write all the songs, sing them, and play rhythm acoustic guitar--lots of percussive strumming, some picking. My guitars are both Collings--a 000-2H and a deep body C-10, both with K&K PW mini's. I sing through an SM-58. You notice that we have no bass guitar, and we like it that way. It's a bit unique for a trio and it suits us. We play mostly small to medium venues with the typical bar chatter going on.
So, now I've got this L1 Model II system and am just salivating at the possibilities. I was just wondering, given the background I provided, if anyone had any advice for me on T1 settings, tricks, etc. It would be a nice way to start this journey by hearing what others have to say. Our band rocks pretty good, so keep that in mind. Look forward to perusing the forum and learning.
I tell you what--based on what I heard last night from this system, with just a brief amount of tweaking, this is gonna be good...
Trust your ears.
Listen (as much as feasible) from where the audience will be -- perhaps by doing simple recordings and y'all sit "out front" and listen.
Get familiar with the sound WITHOUT using any effects (other than the ToneMatch and zEQ) -- later, you can add other effects as needed.
As a group, you may find some videos in the L1 Wiki of interest -- particularly the one titled Playing Better with the L1.
Thanks all. It's been pretty fun--messing with this new system, tweaking, trying things out. I'll get somewhere eventually. Got a gig on Monday, it'll be the first for my new M II. I'll provide a report later.
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