Hi I am just looking for some advice and opinions on the subject of P.A support. :help:
I am in a wedding/function band which has our own PA system (2x Mackie 12" mains and 2 x Mackie 18" subs, Mackie desk and rack compression and EQ)
Last night we did I wedding in a small'ish village hall (around 100 people) and I put everything through the P.A, bass, kick, guitar, vocals and keys/synth... :eek:
I have always been a firm believer that its not for volume sake but for overall balance and ommmppp (with the subs)
I feel that the kick drum and bass guitar should always be in the P.A again just for the balance and OOMMPP. :D
I dont think I can bring myself to not use our subs :hiding:
Overall it sounded pretty good and everyone said they had a great time. (With a few compliments to the band ;) )
But....is it necessary for us to use all that gear?
I am still new to the world of sound engineering and I find it hard to do the sound and be the bassist at the same time, so I am just after some advice and opinions.
Many thanks! :hyper:
Necessary? No. You have the stuff though so why not use it.
I've done plenty of those small weddings with backline filled out only by a pair of 12" active tops. Even if you do need more low-end power, you probably don't need more than one sub for a hundred-guest wedding gig.
Why carry more subs than you need for the gig?
In case one goes.(most likely speaker to blow during a show.)
Carry your subs, use IEMs and leave your bass cabinet/amp at home.
It's not always perfect. The club I regularly gig at has a compact PA sub the type with small drivers that when driven sound crap, typical of home cinema boom subs for car chase explosions. It interferes with my bass rig. I can't hear my notes for the 100hZ boom coming out of those artificial 'subs'.
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