Originally posted by MikeZ-at-Bose:
Please correct me if I am mistaken, but I think you'd like some help on how to set effects to minimize feedback? .......
Couple quick primer questions -
1.) whats feeding back? (vocals, drum mics, everything?)
2.) when does it feedback? (when the mic is 'open' and nobody is playing/singing into it, or while someone is singing etc.)
Maximum gain before feedback, here are some general tips: ..........
Hope this helps,
Thanks to you guys for all the assistance.
We have a big show Tomorrow night (Sat) So we are gonna put all of this to another ongoing test.
1- The feeback comes from the two AKG c-1000 overheads for the drums. And the lead vocal mike.
- The noisegate is all we employ for any of the overheads (reverb, too, of course)
[Those condensers are the winners from last spring when I combined study of your forum w/ testing about 8 mikes myself. The c-1000 gets extra db's before feedback compared to the others.]
They are still want to have higher freq's which want to be problematic. Here, a little help w/ the parametric understanding may solve this
- We were using the gate on the TM for the kick and that mention of "kickgate" is a headslapping moment. I hope that works even better.
As to the Lead vocal:
I have been using the sm 58 as the beta 87a was too hot. I feeds back when I step away from the mike. The noisegate has helped.
Now, I use the 87a into "Voicelive" and I am gonna send the left out to "1" and the right out to "2" bose units. (see chart)
This helps me get the vocal to cut through better (I hope). Any pointers to further this plan would be helpful. (I notice the 1/4 in. outs do not allow me to use the phantom on the Tonematch. ( The overhead c-1000 forces the tonematch phantom to be "on"." Therefore, I must now use the base channel 3 as the input. or maybe ch. 1 on the base unit so I can have eq and volume control at my fingertips.
I read that, on the voicelive, I could use the single through xlr out and, if I cut off the phantom on the voicelive, I can then plug to the tonematch but then I may not enjoy stereo effect of the voicelive to both units. (I know, I love complicated)
I do have a mind to have this end up as simple to set up and empliment as possible. The process of working it all out is the complicated part.
To end, we have a new drummer who fits us great and I hear our volume has come down as we raise our game. Looks like a discussion of the Parametric and a bit of thought to the lead vocal will help tremendously. (thanks for your time)
Also, just to let you know I went back through the gain/level set process and I now follow that process even better. That two part process to set the level has made even more of a difference. I believe the combination will be the charm. (We will post a vid next week)