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    Morning all,

    My band uses a ton of my gear to record etc and I am the default sound tech. (Even though my guitarist has a degree in sound engineering..grrrr..)

    I am not at all versed in the world of mixers/pa's etc. or seperating channels, which is where my question is really going.

    We all plug in to a 24 chnl mixer, and send to a headphone amp. (Behringer..I know I know..but it was cheap and hasn't failed yet.)

    Roland td10 into 2 channels, 4-5 vocal mics, 2 guitars (each with varying affects boxes etc, but using one board input each), and bass, then into the headpnone amp, and out to all.

    How do I get a custom mix into everyone's headphones while maintaining a solid well mixed "main sound". I'm trying to eliminate the "turn me up" aspect that seems to be ruining the mix.

    -Thanks all!

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    Your mixer will have an auxiliary send section with individual channel controls.

    Usually these are split into two types - pre-fade and post-fade. In a live situation, you use pre-fade sends for monitor mixes (the signal gets sent regardless of where the channel fader is) and post-fade for effects bus (the signal varies according to where the channel fader is). You can effectively use post-fade aux sends the same as pre-fade if you set your channel fader to 0dB (may be called 'unity' depending on the desk manufacturer).

    You can then use these aux outputs as dedicated monitor mixes. If you're receiving aux1 instead of the main output and want loads of drums, a bit of vocals, a bit of guitars but no bass, then you set aux1 to the corresponding levels across the channel strip. If the bass player is receiving aux2, then he might want a little bit of drums, no vocals, but loads of himself and the guitars - so you set the aux 2 pots at those levels across the channel strips...

    Monitoring 101!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by flurbs View Post
      Your mixer will have an auxiliary send section with individual channel controls.

      Usually these are split into two types - pre-fade and post-fade. In a live situation, you use pre-fade sends for monitor mixes (the signal gets sent regardless of where the channel fader is) and post-fade for effects bus (the signal varies according to where the channel fader is). You can effectively use post-fade aux sends the same as pre-fade if you set your channel fader to 0dB (may be called 'unity' depending on the desk manufacturer).

      You can then use these aux outputs as dedicated monitor mixes. If you're receiving aux1 instead of the main output and want loads of drums, a bit of vocals, a bit of guitars but no bass, then you set aux1 to the corresponding levels across the channel strip. If the bass player is receiving aux2, then he might want a little bit of drums, no vocals, but loads of himself and the guitars - so you set the aux 2 pots at those levels across the channel strips...

      Monitoring 101!



      -is this a credit or non-credit course?

      I'm guessing based on my current gear setup, I'll need to modify that a bit.. if I'm reading you correctly...right?

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      EDIT!!! _Wait i think I understand...after setting up the aux sends I can then just send those to each individual channel on the headphone mixer. Then each of us will have the "mix" we want...right..? (I think I see wat you're saying..but at work so I'm trying to visualize everything... LOL)
      Last edited by evil1rox; 04-30-08, 10:32 AM. Reason: reread and I think I get it... & spelling
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      • #4
        Originally posted by evil1rox View Post
        EDIT!!! [/COLOR]_Wait i think I understand...after setting up the aux sends I can then just send those to each individual channel on the headphone mixer. Then each of us will have the "mix" we want...right..? (I think I see wat you're saying..but at work so I'm trying to visualize everything... LOL)
        Correctamundo!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by flurbs View Post
          Correctamundo!

          Thanks brother!!! I wish the guitarist would just handle this stuff...but he's being a (-----) about it for some reason.

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          • #6
            My 2 man band does the same thing using aux 1 & 2 and a behringer headphone amp, just make sure to hit the mono button on each input of the headphone amp or you'll only hear 1 side of yer headphones. YMMV

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