Tried something new last night.....

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by jcerio, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. jcerio

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    Just for grins, I tried something different with the front end at the gig last night and it worked out better than I ever dreamed! My band's PA consists of 2 Carvin 215 tops driven by a QSC GX7 that gets us by for 99% of our shows. We typically play small clubs and just run vocals, guitar, and a bit of kick drum through it. I have a set of Peavey 118 subs that I drive with a bridged QSC RMX 2450 for larger venues. Last night, rather than cross it over and balance the tops and subs I ran the kick and bass through the subs only, and everything else through the tops. It sounded great, it was easy to mix, and everything was crystal clear. I plan on doing it that way from now on.
  2. Floyd Eye

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    In other words you auxed the subs? You should still use a crossover though.
  3. 4Mal

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    Uh good for you. That wouldn't be my approach generally...
  4. lowfreq33

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    That's my preference as well. There's nothing below 80hz on vocals or guitars that needs to go to the subs.
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  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    right, you still wanna cross over those subs and tops, and the bass and kick need to be in the tops, too.
  7. lowfreq33

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    I think he meant to say "Only bass and kick in the subs", not "Kick and bass ONLY in the subs".
  8. derrico1

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    It looks like he means what he says: not crossed over, bass & kick in subs only.

    In small venues, between stage sound and mic spill you might get enough definition on the kick and bass. For a large venue, YMMV but mic spill alone doesn't cut it for me.
  9. superflybass

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    Aux mixed subs are nothing new. A lot of pros do it that ways. You could also sub mix out the subs. I am thinking about re setting up my pa rig this way my tops can go down to 37 hz. So I might even have those go full range

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