I'm copying this over from another post because this is probably where it should be. I've taken the lead in organizing a band for community center events. We use the center for our practice space, my sound talents are limited to knowing what the controls on the PA do and my ear is pretty good... but the overall sound quality was mush last night. Next question: Sound quality The center is a big open room and empty (approx. 35'x70' rectangle) with hard walls on the ends, storefront glass on a kneewall at the sides, cement floor and high sloped ceiling (10' and 20'). The ceiling is soft which really helps cut the echos (fabric covered insulation). The Drums are really loud (thinking of making a baffle in front or around them). It's looking like the biggest challenge will be to find a decent working volume. I'm sure this has been addressed before. I have a Yamaha EMx style PA with 2 floor monitors which should be more than enough for practice. http://usa.yamaha.com/products/live_sound/mixers/powered-mixers/emx_box_type/emx66m/?mode=model I'd like to find a volume level that will work for practice as well as indoor center gigs. Our audience will be a real mix so ear shattering volume isn't going to cut it. We are normally a 5 piece (drums, bass, guitars, harmonica - with 1-4 vocal mics) and play classic rock, R&B, and some country. At some point we may have a 2nd drummer of conga player. Would love to get some ideas for setup and finding a working level. This is my first time playing BL... will appreciate any feedback.