Ask if they started compressing your guitar channel. That makes cleans sound ok, but gain tones go real bad real fast.Yes I remember reading this thread in my search. Made sense. Problem for me the other day was that I arrived early and brought my laptop. I used my in ears and also checked FOH speakers to check EQ. Everything sounded acceptable but then something changed over the course of the evening and started sounding worse and worse. guitar tone changed as well as everything else. My humbuckers strangely enough started to feel and sound more like single coils with this harsh trebly tone. Everything he was doing was translating to my in ears.
You’ll never duplicate the feel of strong stage volume with in-ears. IEMs break the speaker-to-guitar feedback link.The church I play at just finished a rewire of the entire stage and also wiped our scene (unfortunately) on the x32. We use P16's for each musician. The most recent show was not good but somewhat understandable since we didn't have a lot of time to dial everything in. As we were sound checking the volume in our in ears was jumping all around which would point to a post fader tap issue. I need to verify but I thought I saw each P16 channel coming from a bus as opposed to direct channel out. Issue I continue to have is an inconsistent sound for my guitar. I can dial everything in at home using my asm-12 wedge but once we get to the church (I run direct with no wedge) my sound changes. I also have the same setup at home (x32 with P16's). I'm struggling get a usable pleasant sound in my in ears, and one that keeps the feel of the patch that I setup at home. I can dial in some of the EQ on the P16 but even that doesn't always help. Just making sure that there isn't something the house engineer may be doing incorrectly. We tend to get various sound engineers so they don't always work the same. I started to just work on my sound and use my in ears, but this doesnt always translate to the best sound FOH (I'm using 5 driver custom molded Westone IEM's). Thanks for any help. I'd appreciate it.
I hear you. There are solid reasons for minimizing stage volume. Unfortunately, “feel” is something a guitarist has to give up to achieve that.IEMs are a must so I have to figure out a balance. Amps are not an option unfortunately. I have an ASM-12 I'd love to use but its not happening.
Nah, it's not about the mix, just your channel(s). Basically, the AX8 is not an amp, so it shouldn't be eq'd like one. Ask him to eq it like he would a keyboard (which should mean 'flat'). Might help some.Just not sure what his response would be if he's wanting to EQ the mix and I'm telling him not to mess with mine too much. Trying to keep a good relationship with him lol
i both agree and disagree with that statement.Nah, it's not about the mix, just your channel(s). Basically, the AX8 is not an amp, so it shouldn't be eq'd like one. Ask him to eq it like he would a keyboard (which should mean 'flat'). Might help some.
people are inventing "kickers" that go on your belt or guitar strap that emulate the low frequency physical feel we get from a loud speaker. i saw something for bassists recently, but i'd guess it could work for guitar too? no idea on the brand or anything, but it's out there.IEMs are a must so I have to figure out a balance. Amps are not an option unfortunately. I have an ASM-12 I'd love to use but its not happening.
This is the key Chris.. your monitor mix should not [necessarily] sound like a CD recording.. tho' if you WANT to hear that, that's fine too (I guess), but tough to attain in a live mix.a thing to remember is that these are monitors so we can hear what we are doing clearly, and perform well. i feel they shouldn't be used to "sound like a recording." listening to music and performing music are 2 different things.
Yea my drummer has been talking about them a lot. He has neuropathy in his feet so he has a difficult time feeling the kick.i both agree and disagree with that statement.
yes, start out flat. the "like a keyboard" tip helps initially in many situations.
however, ultimately you are emulating an amp that is mic'd. it may not be 100% dialed in for that system though. so from that flat starting point, a sound engineer is going to EQ it like a guitar amp. it's not a keyboard.
people are inventing "kickers" that go on your belt or guitar strap that emulate the low frequency physical feel we get from a loud speaker. i saw something for bassists recently, but i'd guess it could work for guitar too? no idea on the brand or anything, but it's out there.
Just remember that Input 2 doesn’t have a mic preamp.I’m starting to consider giving IEMs a try. Thinking about just running a room mic into input 2 on the Axe and mixing it in the box just to see if I can deal with it to the point where more effort and money is worthwhile.
LOL.. worship leaders (in my neck of the woods) ain't exactly noted for being "tech savvy" and he may not have heard of Fractal if he's not into electric guitarI left my church when The "worship" leader told me to buy a Helix....He lost all credibility w/ me right there.