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Touchmix HPF vs. outboard

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Beetfarm615, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    My band just started using a Touchmix 16 and now that I’m ampless (just using a sansamp programmable). I was considering a HPF solution like Broughton or similar. Will the HPF in the TM eq give adequate results? I’m pretty new to digital boards. Thanks.
  2. Pat Harris

    Pat Harris Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    The concept and application are the same, so yes. I don't know what the slope of the Touchmix HPF is, or if it has a variable slope. Since you won't have an amp on stage, you'll be high-passing the signal on the input stage of the Touch Mix and thus eliminating the sub-lows that you do not want/need.
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  3. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    Best thing you can do set up the PA and spend some time working with your tone. I've stated it before, but I rarely use a high-pass on bass guitar. Most often if I find things a little bassy I will us a shelving eq to tame things a bit rather than rolling the low end out completely. If you have the chance, having the full PA available (in a decent acoustic space) along with your bass to really spend some time learning how it responds to changes in EQ, shelving, etc. will be a very worthwhile endeavor. Bass is often one of the most challenging instruments to mix and is highly impacted by the tuning of most PA's (e.g. crossover point, gain staging in subs versus tops, etc.) so it can be very educational to hear all of those things work together to impact your sound. If you can beg/borrow/steal a looper so that you can do the knob twisting while 'you' are playing it's even better.
  4. tshapiro

    tshapiro Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Jax Florida
    Graphic EQ options on the TouchMix are very good. You have a seperate EQ for your bass channel as well as separate EQ’s for the Aux’s in case you wanted to trim off some low end to to an IEM feed (for example). The graphic EQ can take a minute to understand, but now that I’m used to it, I find it fast and powerful. You have high end and low end roll offs. You can adjust the width of the various EQ ‘zones’. In my opinion, there’s no need for an external HPF.
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