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New Home Setup Please Help Beginner

Discussion in 'Recording' started by hickemo89, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. hickemo89

    hickemo89 Active Member

    I am a beginner with live sound and recording and need help setting up what ive got and picking out the rest. I have a Yamaha EMX2300 powered mixer and 2or3 Optimus 12" 8ohm passive pa speakers 1OOw RMS/200w Max.
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    You are a little too vague. What are you wanting to do with this gear? Are you wanting to play in your garage or in a club? Are you wanting to record?
     
  3. hickemo89

    hickemo89 Active Member

    playin in a basement!
     
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    The output of the EMX-2300 is 1/4" TS phone plug unless I miss my guess. One speaker will be on the left and one on the right. Run one TS cable to each. The third speaker is not needed especially for a basement. In fact for most basements, two 12" speakers will be plenty loud enough. Those won't be big enough for a club but again pah-lenty for a basement. Now, the instruments and or microphones will plug into the back of the unit. Mic's will use XLR cables. Now it works just like a normal mixer. Set your initial gain from the rotary knob at the top and then adjust the mix level of the channel with the slider. Initially leave all the eq etc knobs at 0 or Unity whichever it has. EQ in the beginning and often at the end is used to CUT offending frequencies and not boost them. Save your ears as much as possible no matter how fun you think it might be to "turn up...the radio...."
     
  5. hickemo89

    hickemo89 Active Member

    so with these passive speakers i shouldnt need a power amp while running the emx?
     
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    According to the manual I just downloaded through a google search, this is a powered mixer. That means it provides the power for the passive speakers. Just saying.
     
  7. hickemo89

    hickemo89 Active Member

    ok so theres obviously something wrong with my mixer because ive had it plugged it as you said previously but i just get no sound... the mixer turns on and everything? do you possibly know what the problem would be there?
     
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Yamaha EMX2300 | Owner's Manual (image)
     
  9. hickemo89

    hickemo89 Active Member

    well thanks for all your help jack but i fixed it i had the gain slide set wrong before i turned it on kinda embarrassing but im jammin now man :)
     
  10. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Glad you're working. You should still download and read the manual even though it's a shi^^y scan. Our most professionally successful member would tell you the same. Even if you think you know all the functions and routing of the mixer already you can always glean some gem from the manual. RTFM. :)
     
  11. hickemo89

    hickemo89 Active Member

    i actually downloaded a copy from yamahas site awhile ago just confused me lol
     
  12. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Hi jack! I fully agree with your comment. Thanks for providing the informative resources that are useful for me.
     

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