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Why aren't amplifiers aimed AWAY from the audience on live shows?

First off… pros don't just decide they want to turn their amp up halfway through a gig. That's what sound crews are for; there's one guy whose job it is to make sure everyone on stage can hear ...
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Using Bluetooth Speakers for Live Music

There are various concerns which need to be addressed with the solution you are proposing. Power output of the JBL Flip 4: From the specification here the JBL Flip 4 speakers are stereo speakers ...
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Using compressors in Live Sound (Houses of Worship)

I use them all the time in the worship context. I won't usually compress the hell out of something though, I usually just use the compressor to take out the peaks in vocals, bass, acoustic guitars. ...
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Tuning a house of worship by referencing through headphones

First things first, use your crossover. You should connect your main outputs to it and feed your main loudspeakers and your subwoofers power amps from it. Connecting and learning how to configure your ...
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PA System Setup

There are several variations and it is not possible to answer this as a simple, generic question. Most speakers have built-in crossovers for 2-way or 3-way (or even 4-way) systems. And, of course, ...
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PA Speaker Placement Wide Room

Pretty hard to say without accurately measuring the room & reinforcement - but unless your existing speaker 'pairs' are phase-aligned, your recent pro suggestion to remove the 'duplicates' sounds ...
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Identify a technique used when miking boxing matches?

This is nothing new, and it is likely to be caused by a sound designer triggering the sounds manually. The same is done in (live) broadcasts for other sporting events, the Norwegian State Broadcaster ...
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Is acoustic feedback / echo generation possible without electronics? Low tech, Smaller than a room :D

For the purpose you intend, no, there isn't any such thing. You can obviously get echoes from walls in a room, but at the size you mention, it would be reverb, and you definitely would not be able to ...
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Si Performer Soundcraft 2 Recording Main output L&R

It's probably worth scanning the manual to see which aux sends can be switched between pre- & post-fader, then use one of those, set post. That way your fader levels will directly affect your aux ...
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Why aren't amplifiers aimed AWAY from the audience on live shows?

Tetsujin is 100% correct for most bands at most venues. However...My usual band set up has almost no speakers on stage. We try to put all our sound through DI to FoH directly, with small monitors (...
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In regards to live sound, what is "Mix Coherency"?

Here I am slightly older and slightly "smaarter". I attended a system tuning training by Rational Acoustics and was able to get an answer to my question! Mix coherency refers to the ratio of change ...
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Crackling sound from PC to speakers via mixer

A USB sound card usually has better isolation from interference than a built-in DAC, but there's no guarantee. A DI box won't help against this particular problem. You could check if the PC has a ...
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How to quickly understand the layout in various digital console

It is a good idea to be familiar with the industry standard equipment if you want to get jobs. Most companies have training videos on their consoles.
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Di-Box, Audio interface or Both for live performances in theatres?

I suggest you get a DI box with a transformer. That kind of DI box handled three problems in one: Getting the correct level of signal: most signals from stage to mixer expect and preferr microphone ...
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How do I power a Yamaha EMX5?

Power conditioners serve more than just a surge suppression role, but for a small all included system like this you probably don't need to worry much. It might be worth a basic surge protector to ...
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Wireless in-ear monitors for multiple dancers

You need an RF solution to ensure the latency is low and the signal is synchronized. With a digital approach there will be no guarantee that you are going to be receiving the same signal at each of ...
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What is a low-cost home-brew way add basic stage monitor with PA system?

Your only real solution, which is also cheap, is just to upgrade your mixer. It is not expensive to get a powered mixer with monitor outputs, and a couple of cheap wedge cabs. You really don't want ...
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Searching for live natural soundscapes

What you could do is to find a youtube livestream of a place, that you like and capture the video off of that. Example Video: And here is a tutorial of how to ...
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How to monitor input levels on the Yamaha MG16/4

On the mixer, there is a PFL(Pre Fader Listen) monitor switch. You're meant to use this to monitor the input levels with headphones. I suppose you could buy a monitor meter and hook it up to the ...
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Can I connect DI box to mixer line in?

1. "Can I feed DI box output into the line inputs in my mixer?" Your typical Behringer mixer has a gain range of -10 to +40 dB with the line in, but this varies from mixer to mixer (look it up in the ...
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Sound on big festivals is sometimes horrible

Your location in relation to speakers (front and eventual delay towers) is extremely important. Try to place yourself at the point of the equilateral triangle that points out from the speaker, you ...
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Sound on big festivals is sometimes horrible

The best place is where it always has been - as near to the desk as you can get. That's where it's mixed from, that's where it sounds best. The only way to 'fix' it is to make compromises somewhere ...
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Adding live band and choir to PA System

You don't mention how you record; are you splitting the masters from the QX1832USB, recording via the USB interface, or anything else? A different solution to what owl describes could simply be to ...
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