My band has five members that include, a drummer, bass guitar, one acoustic/electric rhythm guitar and an electric rhythm guitar, a lead guitar and three vocals. The bass guitar and the lead guitar play through their own amps however, I'm planning on mic'ing them up for larger venues. The two rhythm guitars are connected directly to the mixer and play through the PA system. Our PA system is a Bose L1S1 linear array with a bass sub that is connected to a MIdas MR18 mixer. We use Senheiser E835 mics for vocals. Everything in the attached scene is panned to the left for smaller gigs using just one Bose speaker and panned to the center when we do larger gigs with two Bose systems. I'm not a sound guy but I'm trying very hard to learn the trade, not to make a living at it but more so for my band's sound. I've attached my band's scene to this message for your review. Basically the band uses channels 1 through 8. The other channels are just instruments I was experimenting with.
I know, every room, band, gig setting, mics etc are going to be different but I'm guessing that most of you sound guys have your "go to" initial settings when you set up for a new gig. That being said here's my questions. Can someone please look at my scene and give me some input on what's right or wrong? The other thing is; can I get some suggestions on how and what initial settings to use for when I mic the bass and lead guitars? One last question, if someone has a similar band could you please post your scene so I can compare our settings?
Thank you in advance for any input and help.
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