i need help getting my rack hooked up in the right order!!
Posted on Sep 17, 2002 06:56 pm
Member Since: Sep 17, 2002
i just recentley purchased some p.a. equipment, and i'm not sure how the rack components get hooked in line together! i have (in this order in the rack)
1.BBE SONIC MAXIMIZER 422
2.PEAVEY EQ-215 STEREO GRAPHIC EQ
3.ROLAND DIGITAL DELAY SDE-1000
4.PEAVEY ULTRA-VERB DIGITAL STEREO MULTI-EFFECTS PROCESSOR
5.PEAVEY V4X ELECTRONIC CROSSOVER
7.PEAVEY GATEKEEPER FIVE CHANNEL NOISE GATE
AND FINALLY EVERYTHING IS BEING PATCHED INTO A PEAVEY MARK III 16 CHANNEL STEREO MIXING CONSOLE
if anyone out there could please help me i'd a ppreciate it. Thanks!
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GeoffSM7b the Chuck Noris of Mic'sContributor
Sep 17, 2002 07:22 pm well I'm kinda fuzzy on how you want it hooked up , do you want to connect everything together ? Or was it just an order , the order you have em is your own thing , I just hooked up my rock and the my order it's like this , 2 BBE sonic maximizer's 482, behriger ultra voice , mic pre-amp , a dbx patch bay ( dude a very handy tool a must witha rack set up) behriger composer pro,behriger ulra curve EQ , and a line ^ POD rack unit. the patch bay is just a really cool deal they're cheap too , and for what they do , it's worth 3x as much.
Since: Jun 20, 2002
Sep 17, 2002 08:41 pm I would do it like this:
The maximizer, EQ and Crossover hooked up after the main outs and before the power amps. The maximizer to boost the percieved volume, and EQ to ring out the room and the Crossover to split the highpack signal from the bass cabs.
The Noise gate I would run on the inserts of the drum channels to try to seperate the drums.
The compressor and delay on aux loops for global access and the multieffects unit used as an insert on the lead vocal channel.
This is just a generic setup, and there are dozens of possiblities, but without you saying what instruments you have, what features your mixer has, the style of music, size room, types of mics, etc, it's hard to be very precise. You maybe should have asked a little info before purchasing the gear, as a 30 band-or-so EQ would be better for room ringing.
And what type of PA cabs do you have? Did you need the crossover?
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