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Re: portable PA for electronic looper

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:52 AM, Michael Peters <mp@mpeters.de> wrote:
> the two audio technicians that I know here have both strongly advised me
> against using active speakers (such as the Phonic P5A that Fabio 
> or the Rokit speakers that Markus uses) - both expect that the tweeters
> would soon break because of the occasional high overtones and the strong
> dynamics that is inevitable when playing guitar. What do you think?

I think your tech friends are talking line-in guitar, because using a
guitar amp miked up doesn't produce such spikes. If you are doing
direct line-in guitar you can limit damaging spikes by using plenty of
headroom and a limiter. Not talking about the musical limiting effect
here, just a brick wall setting that affects the most powerful spikes.
Also, if looping "experimentally" you will benefit from setting up a
low cut filter before the signal is sent to the speakers (or even
before master dynamic processing, if you are using that).

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub