Since I got my L1 I have been stretching it beyond what it was meant to do. If you are going to use it as intended ie; 1 unit per player, I think it's pretty simple to use. When you start using it like I have been, multiple vocals, you have to get inventive, rely on advice of other users, and learn as you go.
I finally got to try it as intended at a rehearsal. The rest of the guys used the traditional PA while I ran just my vocals and my guitar through my POD HD500 into the L1. Wow... What a treat. I just wish I could use it like that for every gig and every rehearsal from here on in. But I can't so back to the drawing board.
We played a gig last night in a little pub that we had played back in September. Last time we didn't use any monitors, I had underestimated the gain staging and while the gig went pretty well some said the vocals were a tad too loud.
Part of the problem was that I was pretty far from the radiatorsnand need it loud to hear from where I was situated. So last night the drummer and I brought the little powered monitors out of retirement (the ones that sit on mic stand. I set the trim really low around 10:00, set the individual levels around noon and cranked the master to around 3:00. It was perfect. We ran 3 vocal mics and a d112 on the kick drum. We ran from the master out to the monitors. I have never heard those monitors sound so clear and sweet, I was undoubtedly getting some sound from the monitor and some from the L1 but it was a perfect combination. I was told the mix out front was perfect.
I have finally stumbled on to a great combination that will work in a variety of live situations. I'll test it in various sized gigs and see how much I can get out of this unit.
- Litesirens, Feb. 26, 2011 -
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