Mackie Pro FX12 V2 hookup to L1

Hi. I have a L1 Model 2 wB2 Sub and T1 Mixer. I have been using the system the last 2 years to doing over 100 solo gigs with Acoustic guitar,  miced foot stomp box and vocals. Great system, very happy with it.

I am looking at purchasing a Mackie Pro Fx12V2 unpowered Mixer to occasionally use for extra channels to accommodate guests. What are my options, or best option to tie into L1 power base input or channel 4 on T1 mixer. My solo gig requires 3 xlr inputs on T1, leaving channel 4 as option. 

The Mackie appears to have balanced xlr main outs, 1/4 unbalanced outs and Aux out. Not sure what is proper or ideal to use? Also what would be the specific cord needed? 

Any advice appreciated on mixer choice and hook up. Thanks

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Hi Bernie Thompson,

To connect a Mackie ProFX12V2 to the T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine

Connect the Mackie 1/4 inch (6mm) Left and Right Main Outputs to T1 Channels 4/5.

Use 1/4 inch (6mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve cables.

Set the T1 Input trim setting so 

- When you are running the Mackie mixer output around +3

the Trim light on T1 Channel 4/5 is solid green with occasional yellow flickers.

If you see flickers of red (below), turn the Trim down. You are definitely nearing or in compression. Turn the Trim down until there are no red flickers.

Does that help?

ST

Reference: Mackie ProFX12V2 to T1

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I hooked the mixer up as suggested.  Seems to work well. I have channel 4/5 on the T1 currently set on Utility/Flat preset. Does this T1 present seem like a good bet? I haven't experimented with other T1 settings yet. I hope to use mixer in a live/public setting tommorow night. Thanks for the help!

Hi Bernie Thompson,

Bernie Thompson posted:

I hooked the mixer up as suggested.  Seems to work well.

Great! Thanks for coming back to tell us how this works for you.



I have channel 4/5 on the T1 currently set on Utility/Flat preset. Does this T1 present seem like a good bet? I haven't experimented with other T1 settings yet. I hope to use mixer in a live/public setting tommorow night. Thanks for the help!

Yes. When the source is a mix of several kinds of inputs (e.g. vocal microphones plus instruments) the the Utility/Flat preset is the right choice.

If all the inputs on the mixer of similar, for example vocal microphones, you could try using the Vocal Microphones/Handheld Mics preset.

What are your inputs to the mixer?

ST

My inputs will vary from vocal microphones ( sm 58) to acoustic guitars primarily.

Now that I'm playing around and trying to achieve a little more volume I am experiencing noticable buzzing when the Mackie is on. I am using a 1/4 TRS Livewire shielded balanced cables 18199. Two of them from Mackie Main Outs into 4/5 of T1. Input levels/ outputs set as suggested. T1 master about 5 which seems to be a typical small venue level for me. Are these the correct cords? I've used this cord to send T1 to a house system with good results, guess this is reversing situation kind of. I have 3 of these LiveWire cords and experience the same buzzing using any combination of them or just using one from Mackie to T1

After starting to write this reply I decided to try something different. I ran the Mackie into the Aux in on the Bose LI power base, set trim, and it worked very well. Very quiet and nice sound. Only running 1 cord from Mackie Main out to Bose. I think this set up will work great for me but I would be curious what I need to do to run to T1.

I appreciate your help and welcome any other suggestions. 

Thanks, Bernie 

 

 

 

 

 

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