03-23-2012 12:28 AM
03-24-2012 09:19 AM
Well I have this rig which is a axe fx ultra going into one channel. I have my PRS ME 1 and Fender 57 reissue strat going into it. And a axon ax 100 mark II with Yamaha motif XS rack going into the other channel. I use a godin ACS SA classical with 13 pin for that. I use a single EV 112 EXP as my monitor going out to the PA. I have a separate Taylor 312ce going into a fender acoustisonic amp on a separate PA channel. Here is a pic of my whole rig at church. A closer pic of my rack units: And here is a pic of the EV 112 EXP that I use. I LOVE the EV speaker as a monitor. It has a 1,000 watt power supply and a wood cabinet. The lows and highs sound great with it. No matter what I choose to run through it. Either the Axe Fx setup or the MIDI guitar setup. (Both are on separate channels on the speaker) A great price too, about $500.00 new and about $300.00 to $350.00 used on ebay.
I've been running an analog and digital system into a pair of Rockton 12" trapazoidal ported cabinets for a while now. Specifically GODIN Freeway SA ( Ghost hex) into Roland GI20 , midi out to EMU Ultrproteus, analog guitar signal out to pedal board- Lexicon Signature 284 ( Vortex in the FX loop ), both 284 and Emu into stereo compressor/limiter, output that into Carvin DCM 200L ( solid state). I use this rig in just about every concievable manner: just the analog, then just the digital, then both. I really love the sound of some highly tweaked patches on the synth blended with the sound of a tube guitar amp. But with these speakers I feel like I'm not doing the Ultrapro justice. It's really built for sound design and custom programming and I rarely if ever will play flute or violin as a straight sample. So not hearing every nuance was a trade off I was willing to make as long as the basic guitar sounded good, which it does. These speakers have tremendous bass response, within limits. As I dig deeper into programming the Ultraproteus I find myself thinking more and more about trying to find a pair of full fequency response cabinets that would hopefully do justice to both the analog and the digital side. I know the Vortex isn't analog and I may be making too much out of it all. Which is also part of why I'm finally getting around to dealing with this. Is anybody running a similar rig? How about power ratings? Between all the various power stages I figure I'm peaking in the 100 +/- watt range per side. Usually adequate for the small to mid sized venues I'm playing. Thanks for being here. Love this site.
03-24-2012 10:38 AM
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03-27-2012 09:36 AM
...you may find yourself wishing for a powered subwoofer to complement the main cabinet. That kills the portability of your rig, but you really can't beat the laws of physics. Heavy bass at high volumes requires large drivers and plenty of power...
03-27-2012 09:51 AM
There are tradeoffs to be made in speaker design. Whether those tradeoffs work against your program material is a matter for your ears to decide.
The fEARful designs seems to vastly improve low end response in a reasonably light enclosure by designing a cab specifically around a chosen speaker.
04-04-2012 08:14 AM
04-07-2012 12:51 AM
I'd really suggest getting expandable stuff. Fender passport is a dead end IMO. If you get a nice 12" 2 way like a PRX 612, you could build up a nice PA with a start like that. Add a PRX 618XLF and you're well on your way. You're not going to get any low end without a sub anyway so you might as well get the good shit. You could get a mixwiz and save growing pains in the mixer later, too. That's just my opinion.
05-12-2012 10:34 PM
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