There was also the question of how to set up the stage. Here's the reply...
Here are some ideas for your stage setup.
First, a quick overview. I'm suggesting that you move the Bose System to the centre of the stage, near the back. You can use it primarily for vocals, (mic's 1-5) and back tracks from the computer (6). Then if you want to add a little support for the Guitar, Bass, Drums (7,8,9) you can do it.The Mixer
- Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro
We are running everything into the mixer, but splitting it up into 3 busses.
- Left (mics 1-4)
- Right(mic 5)
- Alt 3 (Everything else)
See page 18 in the Mackie Manual* for details about using the Mute button to route a signal to the Alt buss.
This will let you use a preset for the mics 1-4, a separate preset for mic 5, and run flat for anything else. All the individual volume and EQ settings are being done on the mixer. The overall volume will be controlled on the Bose System.
*References to the Mackie Manual are to http://www.mackie.com/pdf/1202vlzpro_om.pdfThe Bose System
By routing things through the mixer we are using
- Channel 1 for mics 1-4 with one preset.
- Channel 2 for mics 5 with another preset.
- Channel 3 is handling everything else
Here is the picture.
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Orange numbers are for the System and Inputs using it.
Small numbers are Channels on the System.
Green numbers 1-9 are inputs to your mixer System 1: Mainly for vocals and tracks with a little bit of the instruments - 'to taste'
Effects - picoverb
- Channel 1: From the LEFT channel, main out from mixer.
We are running mics through this (into the mixer, panned hard Left).
I could not find references on the web to the Shure Beta 59A your mentioned. I'm going to guess you meant Shure Beta 58A
Preset V2.0 16 Shure Beta 58A or Preset V1.0 03
- Channel 2: From the RIGHT channel, main out from mixer.
This is your Shure Lav mic through the mixer, panned hard Right. I've suggested preset 04 as a place to start experimenting
Preset V2.0 04 Vocal Mic Hi Gain "Normal" or Preset V1.0 01 or 02
- Channel 3: From Alt 3 output on the mixer (see page 16 in the Mackie Manual). We are routing everything else to Alt Channel 3 using the Mute (alt routing on the Mackie)
- the computer
- line out from the Line 6 Guitar Amp
- Line Out from the Ampeg Bass Amp
- mic(s) for the Drum kit
In this space I would run without effects. It's large enough that there will be plenty of natural reverb in the room. Adding more at the source will probably cost you in terms of clarity for the vocals.
from The Sketcher
Gear is as follows
4 Shure Beta 59A's
Shure Lav mic
Mackie VLZ1202 mixer w/ picoverb run to all channels
Ampeg V4B w/ Epifani 3-10 cab 68 P bass
Line 6 Guitar amp w/ 83 Strat
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