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How to set onboard fx processor

Need to reset it to small room, and my clip light is on all time,and my mic keep fading away as we use them during service.?

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Which clip light on what and what mics are you using?
The small room settings are from 10 so just turn the know to the setting you require and press it, this should set it.

The stadard way of setting up mics is to set the channel gain so the channel clip light just blinks occasionally when you are making the maximum sound you can into the mic.

For effects repeat this process using the aux send FX for each channel you want fx on (turn the rest to 0) and doing a balancing act between these and the aux send fx master so you can only just get the FX clip light blinking occasionally.

Next set your gain/attenuators on the amp(s) so its clip warning can just trigger when you are giving it 0db when you are playing the loudest you ever will.

A mic fading away could be the battery dying (in which case try using phantom power) or if they're radio replace the batteries before each service. If they're wired dynamic mics then it is possible there's some protection circuit somewhere that's reacting to the constant clipping and backing off the amp.

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RESET ON BOARD FX


The clip light means your input signal is too high and distorting. Turn down the attenuator(input) knob until it goes out, use the channel volume for level. It should have a knob for the names of the effect selection.

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Studio Recording at Home; Part Deux


This tip, continuing the series of Home Studio Recording, focuses on the hardest part of accomplishing this feat: Drums.

A big sound killer on 'budget' recordings is poorly recorded drums. There is a remedy, though. If you have one set of drum mics, buy another (or borrow. This will come into play later, though).

If you have clips that hold them on the drums, great. With the two sets, you'll only use half of the clips. For the rest of the mics, you'll want stands. You'll need one stand for each drum, plus six.

The dual mics serve this purpose: To capture the sound of the whole drum. One mic for the batter head (the side you hit), and one for the resonator (the side you don't).

For the batter head, you'll use the mic clips, and attach the mics as you normally would during playing. For the resonator head, use the stands to position the mic directly across the drum, making a straight line from the top of the drum to the bottom. This will help eliminate any voicing differences, which can be a real headache.

For the bass drum, you'll need 2 stands. Position the batter head mic close to the edge of the head on whatever side is easiest to access, but is also comfortable for your playing style.

Aim the mic so that it is pointed at a midway point between the center of the head and the edge. You can experiment with different spots, but be sure to NEVER let the mic be directly in front of the head.
For the bass resonator head (the front one that everybody sees), position the mic so that it is a mirror image of the batter mic. Once again, this gets rid of voicing problems.

You have just miked your drum kit, but what about cymbals? That's where the other 4 mics and stands come into play. Those 4 will take care of:

Hi-hats

Ride

Overheads

For the hi-hats, you'll want to position the mic about 3-5 inches from the top, and 2-4 inches from the side. It's best to come in from the outside of the kit, so that you'll pick up a bit of ambiance (the rest of the kit, as well as some natural reverb). Point the mic at a point close to midway between the bell and edge of the hats. Too close to the edge, and you'll get a sound similar to banging trash can lids together. Too close to the bell, and there's too much high-mid noise that CANNOT be reduced with an EQ.

For the ride, follow the same instructions for the hi-hats, but add about 2 inches to the distances. Aim the mic a little closer to the center as well, so that the mic will pick up any bell hits. A good spot is 1/4 the distance between the bell and edge.

Now for overheads. These are the mics that not only record the cymbals, but pick up the most ambiance.

NOTICE: I haven't already mentioned it, but you do NOT want to record with the drum kit up against a wall, nor do you want it in the center of the room. For best results, use the midway rule (as with placing mics on drums and cymbals, place the kit midway between the center of the room and the edge, preferably headed towards a corner). This will reduce unwanted echoes in the room due to sound reflection.

You will want to place the overheads about 1.5 feet above the highest cymbal. Space them out so that the entire kit is between them, but be sure to keep them evenly spaced. You'll want to use the snare as a midway marker for the placement of overhead mics, since it is your loudest drum, and more likely to be picked up in the overheads than any other drum. This will also keep the snare panned center (you'll be panning the drums out to the left and right later on the mixer, but the snare and bass stay center).

These are some guidelines for setting up mics for recording drums at home. I hope that helps, and stay tuned for Part Trés of Home Studio Recording.

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If you are using the fx/send port to the mic-in port (I have no idea why you would want to do that) but nevertheless, check the red fx dial and make sure it is at 12 oclock and turn the pan dial to 12 oclock also. remember if you are using mic input 1 or 2 with a mic that requires Phantom power the button needs to be locked in the down position. OK im assuming you have checked and set your gain and volume levels on the 802 prior to plugging in your mic. If not do so now.(unplug all outputs and with mic plugged in speak into the mic while turning up gain until you get distortion which is indicated by a rewd light next to the "pan" button...once you see that light turn the gain dial back slightly and you should be set) have volume at 12 oclock on both l"evel1" and "main mix: dials. Now goto your windows desktop and right click on your volume control "speaker" icon. Click on "Playback device" you should see your mic in the list on enabled devices.If you dont see your mic in list right click the screen and click show disabled devices. Enable your device. If it is already enabled right click it and make sure it is not muted. finally go back to list of playback devices and right click your mic and click "configure speakers" run through the tests. close everything.mic should be working now. If it is not I suggest you plug your mic into either the line in from the fx/send or keep it in the mic-in port and plug the other end into the head phones port.Or better yet, get an rca to mini stereo jack and use the cd/tape out jacks to send your signal to the mic port of your computer......keep playing with it...you'll figure it out.There are so many different ways to hook up your perephrials its mind numbing sometimes.

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Check the 5 volts to the FX unit, If the voltage is low, the FX processor will keep reseting generating clicks, In a different product, the 5 volt filter cap was degraded and voltage dipped down to 4.5 volts causing resets.

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I just purchased A behringer PMP4000. It has built in effects. When I follow the steps to add fx , as soon as I start turning up the fx send, It sounds like sweeping wind through the mains. How do I use...


Check the FX to main level to make sure it is not too high. Also check the main FX fader level. Try turning each of these down and see if that corrects the issue. The FX fader should control the volume level of the FX globally (mon sends as well as main outs), and the FX to main should only affect the mains output. Make sure FX to mon1 and FX to mon2 are turned all the way down.
Also check what FX program your using and that the FX IN button is depressed, try starting w/ #10 (small room) and see how that sounds.

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How to send effects to microphones


You CAN'T send ANYTHING to microphones since they are INPUT devices.

If you want apply effects to the audio coming FROM them then this is what you do:

Adjust the trim and faders for normal use and verify the mics are working.

NOW for those mics you want to put effects on, turn the knob labled "FX" above EACH mic FADER that you want effects on... it will be the orange topped ones... about the fourth one up ablve the PAN and the two MON knobs. Adjust these to send each mic into the effects mixing buss. Start by setting them at 12 o'clock. You will use these to proportion the amount of effects applied to individual mics.

Next, advance the FX fader/slider to around the Unity mark... this controls the amount of the FX mix buss goes into the FX processor.

Next adjust the knob above the MAIN fader that says FX to Main. This controls the amount of the FX that is sent into the MAIN mix buss...

We are almost there... Select the effect you want with the effect knob to the number of the effect you want... it will be blinking AFTER a change... the effect will NOT have changed yet... WHEN you want the effect to take effect, PRESS DOWN on the effect knob and the effect number will stop blinking and you now have the effects on those mics... ADJUST the three level things... the knbs under each channel to proportion between the mics... adjust the FX fader for the USUAL control of effect amount... and finally the FX to main knb to set the limit of the effect going to the MAINS.

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Thiis amp has plenty of gain for mics. Make sure your mic has a good XLR to XLR cable (balanced) and connects to the XLR input connectors. If you have 1/4 inch jack cables that aren't TRS balanced on the mics, get rid of them and get XLR's.

Then push the PFL button down (LED will light red) for a single channel with a mic and adjust the trim (top knob for the channel) so that the level peaks without clipping on the main LED display when highest input to the mic is being generated. You should not get clipping then during operation.

After that you use the slider tio adjust the level for the mic. The MAIN slider should be at least up around -10 to zero during operation. If your main slider is way down, then you haven't balanced your channels properly. Do the same for each channel as the instructions for the mic above. If the gains of the other inputs are too high and the MAIN slider too low, this is what is causing your problem.

Typically the trims for mics like Shure 58 are about 3 o'clock.

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Ideally you will want your channel sliders to be between -10 and zero.

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This is a STUDIO mic and CANNOT be used in the presence of speakers that are driven from its output.

There is special hardware processors to cancel feedback but you do NOT want to go there !!!

This condenser mic is to be used in a studio where performers wear earphones and NO monitors are present.

You should use a Shure SM58 or other CLOSE talking cardoids if you have speakers in the area.

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