naff mixing desk for live use on vocals

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  1. LJ25

    LJ25 Active Member

    May 15, 2009
    I have been asked to mix a load of hardcore/metal bands at a local live music venue however their in house guy isnt there. As such iv been banned from touching the in house sound desk. He has set up an input to the power amps so can plug in my mixing desk (its beringher 1222fX). The pre amps of this desk are pants and ruin vocals. Im not fussed for the rest of the instruments at this stage.

    I have an ART V3 Pre amp. If I ran main vocals through this for live use would it improve the sound masively? Or noticably? It does with recording, but I am yet to try it in a live situation.

    Any helpful opinions welcomed.

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    As soon as you run the output of the ART V3 into your 1222fX, you hit the sonic sculpturing that that board provides. However, if you noticed an improvement in the studio when using the ART going into the line inputs of the 1222fX instead of using the 1222fX pre-amps, then that should also translate to the live situation.

    Otherwise, just make the best of what you have. Run with the faders on the 1222fX set high and the input gain trims set low. You maximize the input headroom that way.
  3. LJ25

    LJ25 Active Member

    May 15, 2009
    Yeah I record with Motu Pre 8 at home. The mixer is just used as a live back up for places that dont have in house systems. I will give it a practice run before taking to the venue I think and see how it goes.

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