I have a similar task to do as with this question Sound system for home theater and band
but mine has a different application. I am running an event venue
To start, my challenge is to be able to setup in one room a mix of a PA system, Video Playback, Live Band and Choir.
It used to be just the first 2 (PA & Video Playback) but recently I need to add Live Band and Choir in the mix.
We are moving from our old location and I want to make adjustments and hopefully improvements. We have a low budget ($800-$1000) and we want to know where should we spend this to have a little improvement in our audio recording.
The room size we are about to setup is 4.4 meter by 8.4 meter and 3.8 meter high. Here is the planned setup http://postimg.org/image/xjwo3j65f/
We used to host solely seminars where standard PA system is sufficient but now live band and choir is added to the mix.
Our current setup is as follows
1 XENYX QX1832USB
3 Behringer ULTRAVOICE XM1800S (choir)
1 SM58 Wireless mic (guest speaker/event host)
1 Sony Home Theater System we use as our main speakers. Xenyx183 is connected here
Band have their own gadgets
1 XENYX 1204USB
1 Electronic Drums
1 Electronic Bass Guitar
1 Electronic Keyboard
1 Electric Guitar
Xenyx120 send instruments output to our main mixer Xenyx183.
4 mic is directly connected to Xenyx 183
Recording is coming from Xenyx183
Drums and bass shared on one (two inputs)bass amp for their monitor Keyboard and guitar share one (two inputs) guitar amp for their monitor
The main problem is our recording. Choir and Band is not being recorded properly. It sounds good on the venue but its not the same on our recording. Most of the time choir is barely heard on the recording.
We are planning to buy Audix M1250 to mic the choir but I am worried it will only pickup the band monitors when it gets loud.