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Re: just beginning need help
>>>I'm also new and have some of the same questions. Can you put everything
>>>into a mixer set your levels then in to the looping device?
I loop live drums and percussion. I don't use any electronic percussion,
a real challenge for me is to keep acoustic feedback out of the mix. Mic
placement is very important, as is using a mic that has good rejection
the rear. I'm loving my SM57's, and I mic the bass drum on the beater
(decent enough sound with EQ).
I put all the mics into a 1402 Mackie mixer. I have aux3,4 assigned to my
repeater and another aux assigned to my EDP. I am very carefull only to
assign mics that I will be using to go to the loop to keep feedback to a
minimum. The EDP and repeater each return to their own channel, so I can
audition them before bringing them into the mix. I have had the best luck
using headphones to hear myself and trying to keep stage sound to a
(when possible). If anyone wants to hear more about my setup, I would be
happy to go further in depth.
Hope this helps! My best advise would be to start simple and learn your
tools first. I was really glad that I started with just one mic, into my
EDP, going to a speaker. I really learned how to use the EDP that way,
gradually added more as I became more confident. I always try to remind
myself (without effect) that _more_ gear is not always better!
ps. DL4, boomerang, repeater, and EDP all make excellent first loopers!
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