Just wondering if someone could tell me why my setup didnt work.
I have an electric guitar and was supposed to play as part of a choir at one of the churches. I have never played at the church or for that matter in any choir before. The only guitar playing I have done before was at home connecting my electric guitar to my fender mustang I amp.
The info given to me was that the church sound system had a Leem, LMM-6S mixer. I was under the impression all I had to do was connect my guitar to the mixer using 1/4 inch connectors, and it would all would all work, but when I did some reading on the internet I found that I need to have a DI box between my guitar and a mixer. So I went a purchased a Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI box with all the necessary cables. I tested the DI box at home by connecting my guitar to the DI box and an XLR output of the DI box to the my fender Amplifier using a XLR to TS 1/4 inch adapter. It seemed to work fine.
When I went to the church I connected my guitar to the DI box and the XLR output of the DI box to the XLR input of the mixer, hoping that now I should be able to hear the guitar on the church PA system. There was no sound at all. When I increased the gain on the mixer to a very high level I just got a very feeble sound but that wasn't enough.
I tried connecting the guitar directly to the mixer and that didn't work either. I tried different combinations for quite some time and then gave up. I ended up connecting my guitar directly to the fender AMP and playing in church, but since the vocals were being sent to all the speakers in the church whereas the guitar output was only coming out of my Fender Mustang I amp , the whole performance was nowhere near what I wanted it to be.
Could any of you tell me what I was missing. Why wasnt the mixer sending the guitar output to the church PA system ? Why was the guitar sound so feeble when connected to the mixer?