Re: Three channel instrument preamp for stage?
While this is good for some people playing small pub gigs and cafes etc, as a working audio engineer this setup irks me somewhat at festivals.
Originally Posted by Steve260
Multiple instruments deserve separate channel treatment and being the one who is supposed to have control of things like that it gets frustrating having such different instruments coming down the same line, being unable do do much with any of them as any changes will affect all instruments. The fact that people tend to do this with cheap signal destroying units is cause for further frustration. There is a perfectly good 32-48 channel console worth tens of thousands of dollars, with a competent engineer operating it, and people make the choice to use a $100 POS "minimixer" and restrict the potential for much tweaking for optimum results.
I think the fact that it would be very hard to control the Mackie VLZ with your feet would make the G system a good choice here. Like FP said, you should spend some time setting up your scenes and dialing your instruments in before gigging with it.
Hereby & forthwith, any instrument with an odd number of strings shall be considered broken. With regard to mix levels, usually the best approach is treating the mandolin the same as a cowbell.