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Questions tagged [pa]

For questions about PA (public address) systems.

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Live set-up for electric guitar without any amp

I am pretty new to gigging using an electric guitar, and wanted to know if its possible to get a live sound without using an amp (I simply don't want to lug around my amp while going for open mics/...
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Is it possible to oversize a sound system for a given space?

I've been practicing singing recently (hard rock/metal), with the intention of joining a band in the near future. I am working on recording some demos, but currently I am just monitoring and playing ...
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Equalize on Mixer vs equalize on Instrument

i'm really newbie on the topic and i was wondering what changes and where is the proper way to equalize an Instrument (e.g. digital piano, acoustic guitar) on a PA System or during Home recording. It'...
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Daisy Chaining Mixers

I have two mixers, yamaha mg12xu and stage pas powered mixer. I would like to connect these two together so that as I have a problem with distance but wiuld not like to buy cables. Can I connect ...
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Which way should I point subwoofers in a small-medium sized venue?

To expand on the title, I'm building a pair of 3 way speakers and, to make them more compact, I'm planning on facing the sub woofer to the sides or rear. I'd expect to use them in small venues (pubs, ...
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Are there different standards for XLR cabling?

Our local village church has a decades old, minimal PA system which essentially consists of a microphone running a cable to an amp at the back. They have a normal looking microphone plugged into an ...
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boss loop station rd 2 with pa system

getting ready to buy a boss loop station rd 2 and I'm not quite sure if I can use it with my pa system. have a Yamaha passport pro 400 and don't want to ruin my system. really hoping I can do this.
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1 or 2 PA speakers?

I am doing a duo for small clubs, wineries, restaurant decks in the good weather, etc. Acoustic guitar and percussion. (congas, hand percussion.). Can I get away using only one PA speaker?
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What is the frequency range of a typical subwoofer in a club PA?

I am an amateur producer of techno music. Needless to say, low frequencies have a high importance to the sound in this genre. I have often read that generally in a final mix, very low frequencies ...
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Should I buy an amp or a monitor (PA system)

First of all, I am not very expert in this section. I mostly play acoustic guitar as a hobby. I am not a professional musician sometimes play in front of small audience. I have an electric guitar and ...
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Acoustic guitar with humbucker pickup sounds like an electric guitar, not acoustic

Last week I had played the first time with a PA. My acoustic guitar Epiphone ej160e using mini acoustic humbucker sounds more like a clean electric guitar, not like an acoustic. But why? Can ...
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Studio Monitors for rehearsals

I'm starting to have band rehearsals in my recording studio. We need to amplify all instruments to the level of the drum set. The volume is not so high (mostly world music). I own M-Audio BX8 ...
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How to improve 1/4 plug connection on hybrid -XLR jacks

I got a Mackie SRM150 for stage monitoring but I'm having problems getting a good connection in the hybrid-XLR jacks on the front with a 1/4 inch jack guitar cable. Even when it feels like it's firmly ...
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How can I prevent clipping when using a microphone with a tube amp into a PA?

This weekend I played electric guitar through a 25 watt tube amp through a PA system. This was the setup (telecaster > tube amp > microphone > PA). The sound guys asked me to turn my tube amp down to ...
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Why would I use the “high pass” option of a subwoofer?

Our recently acquired subwoofers are designed to go in-line to powered mains. There are two options - straight pass through and high pass. The manual recommends high pass. It's clear the ...
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What are my options to incorporate a sub-woofer into a PA system for live music performance?

My current PA system I use with my band (usually 2 guitars, a bass guitar and drummer - with 3 vocal mics) consists of a powered mixer (Mackie 808S) driving passive speakers with 12" low/mid drivers ...
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Why do PA speakers driven with more power deliver clearer and better sound?

I have notices with my own equipment as well as making note of other musician's equipment that there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of power (in watts) driving a PA speaker, and ...
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Electric guitar effects and amplification

I want to upgrade my sound. I have two medium combo amps for my electric guitar. I saw that there is a "combined" way to get the most out of a guitar - multi effects processors like the Axe-FX and ...
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PA System: What type of speaker for that “punchy” bass?

I got two JBL MR918 subwoofers and two Behringer EUROLIVE B215XL. My system does well, but when playing electronic music with a bass that would sound very punchy and you would feel it in the chest ...
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In live performance, what is a “monitor”

In discussions about live amplified performance, I have heard the term "monitor" or "monitor speaker" - what does this mean?