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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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How to achieve 180 degree dispersion from one speaker cluster?(live pa)

There are a few things you can try, but if you are talking about the Bose Column system I am thinking of, I have used that and it does not do nearly what is advertised. Anyway, Stereo: This is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Real Time indoor streaming and music mixing

I'd look for any encoder that can support MPEG-TS encoding for 30 channels. The problem you will run in to with doing 30 independent ffmpeg streams is that they will not properly interleave and you ...
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How to make sampler?

These are known as digital samplers and most Digital Audio Workstations come with their own, native sampler. For example, FL Studio's native sampler would be the Sampler Channel; Logic Pro's native ...
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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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How to restrict the dynamic range of a vocal without thickening it?

For your situation I would at first consider teaching the singer better mic technique, if it is acceptable. From technical side if her sound is too thick after compression I would use EQ and gently ...
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Live vocal effect, dynamic dependant. delay & reverb

I generally call the tool I use for this "a sound guy". You can automate it though by doing some dynamics processing on the input to the effects unit. You need to use a device called an expander on ...
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For those of you who mix live sound:

If you are positive that your mix was not too loud, try talking to those people and find out why they found the mix loud. Maybe you will find week spot in the room or in your mix. You could probably ...
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