mixing violin

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by naftali94, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. naftali94

    naftali94 Active Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    hello. sorry about my english.
    i'm 17 years old. play in violin.
    in our school i and some friend do along a party once a month.
    we are drums, keyboard, e. guitar and violin.
    we have a good mixer.
    my problem isthat when we play all together. my violin is hear good only in the E string - the treble notes.
    my question is what i have to do in the mixer for i will hear good the less high notes.
    thank you.
  2. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the forum naftali94,

    Well, lets start by asking how you are getting your violin sound?

    Do you use a pickup or a microphone?

    I will answer your post later since I have to work today and will not be able to read your posts.

    Best wishes
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Well, as Jammster suggested , this will depend on whether you are using a microphone or a pick-up on the violin.
    First off, if you are using a pick-up ("electric violin") and plugging it directly into the PA mixer, you may be having problems with the pick-up and mixer not being totally compatible. Just because the violin can plug into a jack on the mixer does not guarantee that this will work properly.
    You may need a small box called a "preamp" to improve the the signal between the pick-up and the mixer. You need to tell us what input connection you are using on the mixer to help advise you on this.

    If you are using a microphone for the violin, you may be able to correct the problem by pointing the mic towards the lower-pitched strings. Then go to the input channel that the violin's mic is plugged into. Look at the section that has the "High" and "Low" controls, and hopefully a "Mid" control. These are called the "equalizer" section, which is essentially a tone controller. How are these set? The "High" control varies your treble response, try backing that down. How is the "Mid" control set? Please do not turn up the "Low" control (bass). This can make the microphone "howl" (low-pitched feedback) and is really out of the range of the lower strings on a violin.
    In any case, let us know more details of your kit.
  4. naftali94

    naftali94 Active Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    i came back

    I use barcusberry 1320 pick up.
    our mixer is behringe XENYX 1832FX.
    I connect the violin directly to on of the mixer input (usualy the most left).
    I noticed that when the "gain" button (the most higher and the black button) is the most low - the most left - the vioin sound is good but the volume is low.
    And when i increase the "gain" the volume is good but now the sound is very bad! it's very metalic and squeak.
    moonbaby write me something about preamp. if you can explain me exactly what is and ehich one can suitable to violin.
    I'm very sory on the ignorance but if someon can help me - it's be great!!!

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