Recently purchased an L1/Model II with Tonematch T8S. Love it so far but have had a few issues for which I would like the community here to weigh in. In searching this forum, I see a few posts but those are somewhat dated; I did read the part about feedback basics, mic placement/gain structure and such.
1. Placement of speakers: This is the singular reason for my purchase of L1's. I've reviewed many videos/testimonials etc. and from my limited experience now with the L1, I've had trouble placing it behind the performers. My set up involves 6 to 8 mics; 3 Vocals (SM58), 1 Tabla (drum set)- have done both SM 57 and SM 81 (condenser); Harmonium/violin on SM57 and Bansuri (Bamboo Flute) on AKG C1000; And an iPhone app for the drone directly into the T8S. I've had to set up the L1's stage Left a few feet in front of the performers. With a few issues with feedback but manageable. My specific questions:
a) best way to deal with condenser mics. Are there any tips on the tonematch for the small condensers?
b) On one occasion, I tried an Audio Technica AT 4040 for group vocals and it was disastrous for feedback. Yes, the two performers sitting in front of it sat back more than 2 feet away, but what are some basic tips? I feel like I am totally lost with these. They sound awesome in the large shrine with an installed PA system but my first trial with the L1's was a disaster. Don't want to give up.
Just to clarify I am using just one L1 to connect all of these mics through the T8S. Am I pushing it too much? Needless to add, my budget does not allow adding more L1's:-(
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.