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Quoting Rene from The SketcherHi, I hope this diagram is clear enough....
1. What kind(s) of music you play?
- Mostly Jazz, sometimes Rock n Roll and a bit of country, funk or pop.2. Where you do it (size, type of venue)?
- Mostly ballrooms in resorts and hotels.
3. Who is there (audience) - how many?
- Wedding guests of up to 500 people
4. What are they doing while you are performing?
- Mostly eating, sometimes focusing on us if we're especially good that night.5. Do you have a website? If no website, please post a picture of your ensemble.
- Will post a current pic soon.
I'm a singer and guitarist. I bought the L1 Compact about 10 years ago, when I first started performing in a jazz duo with pianist/keyboardist. Most of our gigs are in wedding ballrooms and smaller, for up to 500 guests.
When we play as a duo, my voice will go to Ch1 of the Tonematch, my guitar Ch2, and the keyboard goes to Ch5. We then take the Master Out of the Tonematch and connect it to the Guitar input of the Compact.
The Compact is usually about 2-4 feet behind the keyboardist, angled away from me, just in case there's feedback, but to be honest, we've never had a problem with that. (also i recently found out that it's not necessary to place it an angle it if we're standing 8 feet in front of it, so we might try that soon)
In most cases, we then take a line out from the back of the Compact, and into the hotel's system. Surprisingly, on one occasion, due to the floor being completely made of wood, we are able to use the Compact on it's own, and it was loud enough to fill the whole hall, without any degradation of sound.
When we perform as a Trio, we usually add a saxophonist, and have him going through Channel 3 of the Tonematch, and when we use backing tracks, we connect that to the RCA inputs of the Compact.
Once we add a female singer, then we can't all go through the Tonematch, and either the saxophonist or the female singer has to go directly into the Compact's XLR input. Due to the lack of effects, usually the sax will have to go directly to the Compact.
A few days ago, we were hired for an event at a 5 star resort, but we could not connect to the hotel's pa system, as it caused buzzing or humming. However, I found somewone who recently purchased the L1 Model 2, and since it's made for 500 people, we got the client to hire him and the L1.
However, this is all pretty new for us, so we're not too sure what the ideal way of hooking up the L1s together would be. In the end, we used the Compact as our monitor, with the Tonematch to control our onstage sound and volume, and the Model 2 was used to amplify our sound. The model 2 was offstage in front of us angled 90 degrees across the hall, while the Compact, was angled perpendicular to that, basically in an XY kind of configuration.
The female vocalist, saxophonist and bluetooth backing tracks all went to the sound engineers mixer, which then went back into my Tonematch. This made it hard to control the volume of the backing tracks when it was quieter than the vocalist and sax.
However, the clients and guests were all happy with the sound, but I felt that we hadn't configured everything properly. We plan to be working with the Model 2 for future gigs, so we want to try to create the ideal setup.
Based on what I've seen, I think we could probably put both L1s behind us, but would like advice on what people think is the best setup to use.
Thanks in advance!