Posted by ronnie johnson on March 27, 2000 at 03:28:08:
In Reply to: HELP! Need Advice on a flexable bass rig for a church posted by Bryan on March 26, 2000 at 11:41:40:
I first think you should need to have a good lookover on the acoustics of the Hall
you are planning to use the bass system. I have noticed that most of the halls are
not padded for sound, and the sound tends to bounce around.
You talk about the PA doing the power, why not get a lower wat bass amp like a
Fender BXR300, and plug this into the main system so that the sound comes from one source.
You may need to use an equalizer to balance the sound. I guess you will be
using a keyboard and drums? That also has to be taken into consideration. If the
keyboard/guitar system is more powerful than the other instruments will not be balanced,
but if you are only thinking of the bass, you will have to listen to the
other instruments and then check out if you really want to thump up the sound.
You also would have to try the same with 'soaking' as an empty hall mixing is
different to a full house, and you can get very lost with the balancing.
Because of the higher frequencies of voice, the power will appear to be louder
than the instruments, but then when you try to match the same on output, you
are pushing a very high wattage. One will really have to stand at the back
of a full house to hear the drop in sound. The Hartke system by itself will not
be heard except as a monitor amp and the output plugged into the equilizer of
the mail amp. You could even use a PV or Fender PA system that can handle these
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