Re: [linux-audio-user] mixing advice

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] mixing advice
From: Steve Harris (S.W.Harris_AT_ecs.soton.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Nov 27 2002 - 19:08:32 EET


On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 12:53:15 +0900, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> What do you think is the appropriate way to set the levels for a 12
> channel mixing desk that is being sent to a stereo channel in another
> mixer desk?

Try a web search for "gain structure", eg.
http://www.sospubs.co.uk/sos/jan02/articles/practicalmixing.asp
 
> For micing an acoustic guitar in a space with large active speakers what
> would be the best gain, equilzation and volume level to not have it
> feedback often?

The total gain (in dB) needs to sum to <0 dB, eg. if you have two
amplifiers, one attenuates at -6dB (* 0.5), then the other must be < 6dB.

The thing you have to work out is what the attenuation/gain of the
monitors-air-mic chain is, once you know this (just play with it until you
get feedback and work it out form the other settings), you will know what
other levels are safe.

Hope that helps.

- Steve


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