12-11-2012 07:55 PM
12-12-2012 01:41 PM
The solution to that is that (most?) mixers have a monitor send as well as a main send. If I'm running a supplementary monitor (as I do sometimes if there aren't enough distinct house monitor mixes), I can adjust the level of my monitor without changing the feed to the house sound. (I bring cables and cords (and spares), and my own DI box too. I figure if I'm running 5 synths in my rig, it's my job to make it easy for the sound engineer. All I need is two XLR channels to plug into my DI box, anything upstream of that is my responsibility to make work.)
What I found out, talking to the keyboardist, is he has been fooling with his levels to get them right in his in-ears, then adjusting the level of his in-ears, then adjusting his mixer, then his ears...
12-12-2012 02:10 PM
That's great information! So, I can run his vocal mix, in an aux from the main console, to a channel on his sub-mixer. He can run a separate aux send from his sub-mixer to his in ears--allowing the stereo outs of his mixer to go to the keyboard channels on the FOH mixer. Then he adjusts his own monitor mix using the aux on his sub-mixer, with the exception of me handling any changes to the vocal feed to the sub-mixer. We just keep the vocals sent to the sub-mixer from being sent back to the main console. Sound right? Edit: Being a novice, it never entered my mind to do it this way. This is why I asked the question.
The solution to that is that (most?) mixers have a monitor send as well as a main send. If I'm running a supplementary monitor (as I do sometimes if there aren't enough distinct house monitor mixes), I can adjust the level of my monitor without changing the feed to the house sound.
12-12-2012 03:50 PM
12-15-2012 11:16 AM
12-17-2012 03:52 AM
12-17-2012 05:32 AM
0-127 relates to MIDI values. Volume is one of many parameters that can be controlled by MIDI. Multi-timbral voices would naturally be louder than single voices, as they often are composed by layering the same single voices. You can control the volume of individual voices within the patch as well as the overall level of the patch. Which brings us back to the basis of this thread, the wild volume swings from patch to patch, and what can be done about it.
OK now you've raised a point that I am totally clueless on and there are enough keyboard players here that might be able to answer it. I've noticed on a lot of keyboards that there is a volume range on the voices that usually runs from 0-127. What does this scale reference? I've noticed that the presets for the voices will differ from voice to voice, with the multitimbral voices being lower than the straight sounds like a sax.
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