So me and a friend have got a partial band lol. Its me on guitar and vocals and him on the drums. My question is how should we set up. we usually play in my shop metal walls and concrete floors. I just recently purchased a peavey 4 channel mixer and 2 Yamaha speakers. We have played like 3 times with it and honestly for us not having any idea about how to place anything it doesnt sound to bad. I just think it could be better. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You must have seen plenty of bands in gig situations, so know how that set up works.
But for rehearsals, it doesn't have to be like that - in fact, it's often detrimental, in the early stages, if it is.
First off, in rehearsals, eye contact is essential, as is being able to hear yourself, and everyone else, clearly.
Drums don't sound so good when played in corners, so put them half-way along a flat wall. P.a. speakers can be far from each other, close to opposite walls, but unlike a gig situation, where they're for the audience, you can angle them round, so they're facing you - whether it's the two, or a bigger band with bass, keys, another guitar, etc. If they feed back, they could be swung away from being directly in line with mics. Or, you could do a rare thing - turn the volume down. Several auditions I've been to (which is a rehearsal set up, or should be), everything's been so loud, I couldn't listen to things clearly. Waste of time!
So, your amp. for now, middle of room, facing drummer, you between it and drummer. Speakers on stands (or chairs/tables for now). But really experimentation is the name of the game - try out different placings, but maybe use this template as a start point. Good luck!