Karaoke suggestions

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by ravenstyr, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. ravenstyr

    ravenstyr Guest

    Starting up Karaoke at a club with a peavey xr600g. I would like to know the best settings for mic's in line 1 and 2 from the stage to enhance vocals for the karaoke singers.
  2. MarkG

    MarkG Guest

    The only real option you have is to use a little EQ. This amp is quite limited in terms of different settings.
    Assuming you are not using top of the line mics, I would adjust the 3 band EQ as follows

    High 0
    Mid -3
    Low -6

    This is at least a good starting point to make the vocals sound clearer than if you did nothing at all.

    Ravenstyr, I am really setting myself for grief here because I am supposed to tell you that you need to use your ears to make setting, and that there is no "magic" setting, blah blah blah. These criticisms are well founded and correct, so go ahead and try my settings, but then try to educate yourself on basic sound principles and make your own adjustments.

    Welcome to RO!
  3. MarkG

    MarkG Guest

    Oops, I forgot, there is a "low cut" button on those channels, push it.
    Then maybe you could bring that low EQ from -6 to -3 instead.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    If you have the opportunity, I'd also purchase an inexpensive limiter, DBX 266, Alesis micro limiter, 3630, etc.. It's OK to limit the vocals when dealing with a PA system but not compressing the vocals. Either way, this will help the non-singers sound less like non-singers since they don't know how to "work" their microphones. Otherwise, I can't stand to listen to amateurs sing karaoke. The limiter will make everybody think you are a genius, and you will be if you listen to me. You'll even make no talents sound like they have some. Throw in a cheap reverb like the Alesis micro-verb or others like that. And others will like that. Don't add too much nor too long and it'll sound slick.

    Karaoke carry me out of here
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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