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Monitor Feed Back at unaccaptle

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by WinnipegSoundGuy, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. WinnipegSoundGuy

    WinnipegSoundGuy Active Member

    Monitors Feed Back is at Unacceptable Levels - Help?


    With monitors set at + 4DB and mixer Gain set at less the 9:00 and the individual channel set to unity - I start running into feed back issues before my master out on the board even hits - 10 ?

    I am only using one mic and moved it from 3 feet away from the monitors to to 10 feet but the problem still occurs.

    I am in a well carpeted but small 7 foot wide by approximately 20 foot long space. Is there a way to zero in on whether this is the mixer, monitors or environmental setting?

    Thanks in advance for any help. I have already unplugged all other equipment and the problem persists.

    Kind Regards
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    headphones with live mics
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  3. WinnipegSoundGuy

    WinnipegSoundGuy Active Member

    Sorry Kurt,

    I am new to the online broadcasting. Could you elaborate on that? Kind Thanks.
  4. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    you need to use headphones for moitoring, so that you can get adequate mic levels, and not haav feed back. basically yoour mic is pickiing up the speakers which are reproducing the sound from the mics, creating a feedback look. headphones will eliminte this.
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  5. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Like they say, the normal studio recording procedure is to use headphones when recording microphones, not only to prevent feedback but to reduce or eliminate bleed. You don't want the mic picking up any of the monitor mix.

    If you absolutely must use speakers then the usual live sound techniques apply: aim the null of the mic at the speakers and get the mic closer to the source.
  6. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    In radio studios they monitor on loudspeakers, but as soon as the mic fader is moved off the stop, the monitors automatically mute leaving the headphones live. You only mentioned on-line broadcasting on post 2, so we didn't really know what kind of recording you were doing. On stage, they spend ages trying to get maximum volume before feedback, but that usually means eq'ing out the problem frequencies to get more volume at the expense of tone. In the studio you very rarely want your mic's output coming out of a speaker where the mic can hear it. Even if it doesn't feedback, it colours the sound.

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