Game Live – How to Set Up Your Band Sound monitors a Murderer

I have the strength, we have been practicing in the garage or small rehearsal room and things sound pretty tight. Now you have a chance to play in the local pub / bar. How hard can it be? Well, if you feel that you have to do to set up and play as they have been practicing, then there is a 99% chance of disaster. Many orchestra concerts terrible first because the PA is not sorted; They find themselves playing out of time and tune.

Why? This follow – or more precisely, the lack! The singer will only be able to sing in tune when you hear what he was singing. Guitarists can only bend notes exactly when you hear your own guitar. Bass and drums can only be closed if they hear one another, and each one will only be able to see where there's a song you hear on the other lane. This is completely different than the boundaries of space in the garage or practice, and it's really throw all that. You have to struggle to hear the full sound and also to properly hear the wrong part. No matter how good each of the musicians, no matter how much you exercised without control will be good at the end of the time, tune and wishes he were at home. When the stage sound bad, attached only tells the audience how bad it is.

Lanes 3-6 Man electric guitar and bass, drummer, singer, and perhaps a keyboard, playing small venues to the public less than 200 (typical start-up scenario) the strengthening of the trio needs

1) Back line – this includes the guitar and bass amplifiers, drums

2) Monitors – these stage speakers relaying "fold-back" – their own voice

3) PA – front of house sound that the audience hears

Note that 1) 2) create a sound stage, while 3) delivers a sound stage in front of the house. Lets take them one by one:

Back Line

It should be 30 50watts RMS guitar to match the drum. The bass must be 50 to 100 watts. If you are using keyboards will be 100 watts as a back-line tool, but if you choose the keyboard directly in front of the house PA, keep in mind that it does not become a distraction to the mixing of the singer. Those pieces of kit that do not have a volume control – the drummer and vocalist – is now to be considered. The singing definitely need a system that is more than guitars, bass and drums, the room is filled with noise absorbing people (and the audience absorb the higher frequencies more efficiently than the bottom), so the PA's mainly the province of singer, but also a keyboard player, and if you choose to mic them the drums.


You have to stage monitors, so the singer can hear themselves and the rest of the band can hear the singer. The monitor is a speaker, often quite small, wedge-shaped, he pointed out that the singer without hiding it, and generally raise the front edge of a tripod (or propped up on an old brick) project better. Add more monitors, and other members of the band and the singer hears such a position next to the drummer. You will need a separate amplifier to drive the monitors, although this is not essential as strong as a PA amplifier, and if you have extra acoustic instruments will need to have these monitors as well. Look 100W monitors, you can get active with built-in amplifier, or go to a separate amplifier monitor speakers. Understand also that the guitar and bass amplifiers, stage, monitors. You need to set them so that you can hear yourself and other members of the band, and that it can not hear as well as themselves. This is the hardest part, and when wars break out the sound on stage, often in a race to the loudest to the public that suffers. Do not make the mistake of turning up the amps to impress the audience, as they will only be balanced by the band's sound. Very small sites and mostly acoustic band, the monitors can be set to sound spill from the audience.

Now check and balance issues to consider. A decision: either to balance the back row to the drummer or drum microphone and balance the PA. There are compromises possible when playing small places where it may be effective to simply kick drum microphone.


The singer, PA, reinforcing what the guitarist, but much more. We go to the PA goes through a blender. These days the console can manage the entire band also picked up the low price of mid-range guitar. Given that a number of locations, even the smaller ones, now have their own PA systems, including the console, you need to accept them in both directions. At a basic level, if only to go through the PA will only need 100W per channel and a pair of speakers is complete. The speakers will be ten, twelve or fifteen inch subwoofer and treble horn handle. You have to raise above the horns of the audience, or will be absorbed from the people in the other room will be high and porridge. Therefore, most of the features of the PA systems available, so use them! Make sure that the cabinets is the first singer or the back-line voice could overcome the vocal mic and set up a howling feedback. If you've got a stage sound better, you will not get this issue on the back-line but if not, you now know the answer. Turn off the back line!

Source by Jez Rogers

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