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Stereo Mixer and EQ Blues

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by tunzzz, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. tunzzz

    tunzzz Guest

    I recently upgraded to a stereo mixer, part out of a need for more power, part out of a need to seperate guitar and vocal EQ for home recording use.

    Mostly I play solo. But,occasionally I get together with other musicians for live gigs. But, I have not used this new mixer/amp live yet (and I am only experienced with mono). So, from a live performance standpoint, can you tell me what the best EQ mix would be for a stereo setup?

    I know I can confidently split the EQ of vocal and instrumental channels using each channel's dedicated 9 band graphic equalizer and tone controls and pump it all back into a mono mix. But, does it make sense to split the mix of, say, the instruments into stereo i.e. two guitars playing, fade one slightly left one slightly right of stage. Or do I just stay with a mono approach? I'm also conerned about the listener who, depending on where seated, hears mostly one side of the mix. By splitting the EQ job into two stereo channels, I might be compounding my effort at getting the right balance. What do the pros do?


  2. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    You really should post a question like this in the live sound forum.

    Not that I am by any means an expert, but mono is the way to go 95% of the time.

    Now, what is your set-up? This will allow the real experts to give you advice that will help you rather than just generalities.

    Welcome to RO!

    Uncle Bob

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