Setting a Rane EQ .Is there a basic setting ?
Posted on Apr 13, 2004 01:25 pm
Member Since: Apr 03, 2004
Example :Open Mic night ,lots of various artists are performing .Basically vocals and acoustic guitars.But each artist is different in their approach(big guitar,big vocals to little guitar ,little vocals,bottom end to high end, etc.).Is there a basic setting for a 31 Rane EQ that can level off everything so that what you get is a constant,even sound,even though the players are changing all night .I realize a mixing board handles most of those problems right off, but what can be done with a Rane EQ to improve on that and by only setting it once for the night ?
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Apr 13, 2004 05:47 pm Hummmm.... sounds like a compressor is in order. It's alwasy difficult to EQ when the source is in constant change.
Apr 14, 2004 07:03 am Please,tell me more.There is a compressor within the system being used.How should both the EQ and compressor be set in relation to one another, for the environment I described earlier.
Since: Apr 03, 2004
Apr 14, 2004 03:58 pm I think that, as a live engineer, you have to be ready for everything and have to be willing to be constantly involved in and not afraid to tweak the mix. That's what EQ is really for. When I mix anything live I constantly have my fingers on the knobs and faders. The "basic" setting for EQ is flat -- If you're eqing the entire mix to sound good in a specific room, then it all depends on the sound of the room, and that's a very tough thing to do from what I've heard. I don't think there's any way that you can just set it for the whole night and not have to tweak it. Besides, tweaking it is all the fun!
Apr 14, 2004 05:22 pm Thanks PorpoiseMuffins !
Since: Apr 03, 2004
I still hope to hear back from Karetaker and get the take on this question too.
Jul 30, 2007 05:10 pm I sometimes sub in for a friend of mine for those kind of gigs, what I've learned over time is just to use the "EQ" to correct and not really to "colour" the sound there's really no time with these gigs to fiddle with the gear , good gain structure, good room EQing, sometimes I have artists that do like 4-5 songs. you can use your comp on your groups as inserts if your board has inserts on groups and your comp is dual chanel; grp1 for instruments and grp2 for vox and get a a general comp setup.
Since: Jul 13, 2007
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