T1 Scene for small parking lot 250 people

Hi Frank,

There's no T1® Scene for this, but you can create one.

Before we get into the details, please say more about

Francis J Tyminski posted:

L1 Model 2 w 2 B1, Shure SM58 mike wired

Mostly background music for a small vendor fair. Some announcements.

Anyone have a T1 scene for that? Bass usually the issue.

Thanks

Frank

 

Too much, too little?

What kind of background music are you playing?

Is the microphone for announcements or for singing?

How big is the area you are trying to cover? Can you tell us the dimensions (even a rough estimate will help)?

Are you in the open air?

Are you on a stage with a back wall behind you?

Let's talk.

ST

Thank you ST,

What kind of background music are you playing? - wide range, all ages, genre. Likely no rap.

Is the microphone for announcements or for singing? Mostly announcements.

How big is the area you are trying to cover? Can you tell us the dimensions (even a rough estimate will help)? 100 ft x 60 feet, blacktop parking

Are you in the open air? Yes

Are you on a stage with a back wall behind you? No back wall, not sure of stage yet.

People wandering between series of vendor 10x10 tents

Frank

Hi Frank,

Thanks for all the great information. 

If you have a say in the matter, if you can set up halfway along the long dimension (100') facing the short dimension (60'), you should have no trouble in this setting. Everyone will be within 75' feet.

Do not use reverb. You won't need it, and it will muddy the music and the announcements.

Run the music through the DJ Presets.

Category: DJ
Preset: High Volume

For the microphone, use the Preset that matches the make/model of the microphone. If there isn't a match use:

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: Handheld Mics

Tell people who are using the microphone to keep the microphone close to their lips and talk as though they are speaking into a tube - straight in, not across the microphone.  Ask them to speak slower than usual so they will be understood. There's no point making announcements that no one understands.

That's all that comes to mind.

Does that help?

ST 

I once read somewhere that turning down the bass eq a lot on the vocal mic, FOR TALKING, helps speach be much clearer and less muffled.

Never really tried that myself.

You could leave your Channel Edit button ON, for the microphone channel, and have the T1’s rotary dial on zEQ selected already - and just turn the bass up or down, depending on when you are singing or talking through the mic.

Might be worth trying ??

Thank you both very much ST and snakehips.

Assuming I can get the mic and DJ input channels set just below clipping, how far would you push the Master Volume? At what point should I consider adding self powered monitor(s)? Thru the Master out or Aux out on the T1, and then adjust monitors individually?

Hi Frank,

I've played lots of outdoor Farmers' Markets about the size you described. I have not needed monitors or any additional loudspeakers. A single L1® Model II was plenty. You may want to get (or rent) a B2 Bass module. That will give you more low-end to cover the space.  I probably won't make much difference for the announcements.

If you want to run monitors - they have to be self powered and they will have their own volume controls. The simplest thing is to take a line out from the T1® Master Output to the monitors. What you're doing is simple so there's not much need for a separate mix (the reason you would use Aux). But if you want to read up on it, here's an article.

T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Aux Output
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ST

Hi Frank,

For this show, I'd use the two B1s since you've got them. A B2 would give you more bass (about the same as four B1s) but you may not need that.

Stack your two B1s beside the L1®. They were engineered to be used that way when you have two.

Cheers,

ST

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