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Eq for male vocal mic on mackie 1604 vlz3

Having hard time to get good eq on lead vocal need to play a lot with mid frequency which would be best eq for male vocal

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SOURCE: hooking up powerd monitors to a Mackie 1604 VLZ3

Are you sending the main mix to the monitors or are you giving them their own mix? What about using the sub groups, use 1 for your monitor send.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: i just purchased a mackie 1604 vlz3 and am trying

The user manual has fairly good diagrams.

Get user manual here:

http://www.mackie.com/products/1604vlz3/pdf/1604VLZ3_OM.pdf

On page 34 is the BLOCK layout which has everything you need to know, once you figure how to read it!!!

The Triangle symbols are operational amp/analog summing amps.

By looking at the jack symbols you can tell if they are mono or TRS.

A lot of the TRS ones will show a TRS three lead jack but have a resistor to ground. These can be used as mono's.

The TRS (stands for Tip-Ring-Sleeve) connectors are used in two ways. One is as a balanced input where both the signal and its inverse is used. A balanced line is far more noise free and ground loop free than an unbalanced line.

Another use of the TRS is for external effect insertion where the sleeve is ground and the tip is the signal SENT to the external effect box and the ring is the RETURNed signal from the effect box.

SOMETIMES you may have to make your own cables to get the signals where you want them on the connectors.

HINT: Use XLR connections wherever you can. More rugged, balanced and noise free- ground loop free.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

Fred Yearian

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SOURCE: Mackie 1604 vlz3 loose knobs

If these are the rotary knobs, pull them off and compare the shaft to one htat is tight. Sometimes it is a split shaft and you can GENTLY bend them out the tiniest amount to tighten the knobs.

If the shafts are plastic, try putting a few strands of thin string across the shaft before putting the knob on.

the knobs pull off but take a bit of forcee to do so.

IF IT SEEMS that the shaft itself is looser than others, best leave it alone. Replacing a pot on these takes a lot of work... MANY knobs must be pulled off and the case opened and at least a section of the board with the pots removed to access the pots.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

barbu51

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SOURCE: Mackie 1604 VLZ3 Issue.

Hi kielhunt
It sounds like power supply issues.
You may have bad capacitors and/or bad regulators.
If you have a multimeter you can get in there and check the dc voltages for ripple(ac voltage mixed with dc) or over/under voltages along the +/- 15volts lines.
Good luck

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SOURCE: I need to know step by step how to hook up my

ok, first thing will be the effects processor. look for the "aux sends" output jacks near the bottom center of the rear panel. run a 1/4 inch instrument cable from "aux send" 3 out into the input on the vocal processor, and run another from aux 4, if the effects processor has 2 inputs. then, from the vocal processors output, run 1/4 inch cables back into the "stereo returns" on the mixer, (located on the rear panel on the bottom, extreme left) 2 outputs per input, since its making stereo effects. so, if you ran just send 3 into the processor, you should have a left and right return instrument cables into the mixer for "stereo return" 3 (left and right). if your processor has 2 imputs, and you are using both "aux send" 3 and 4, then you will have to have a pair of cables going to each "stereo return" for 3 & 4. -to apply effects to a microphone(s), you would adjust the individual aux send levels for each channel you want to have effects, and you would have to ensure that the master aux sends and returns are also turned up..

ok, the snake is simple, each xlr (3 prong mic) connector on the snake is labeled, so, just plug each xlr jack into the corresponding channel on the board, and plug the first 2 1/4 inch ends of the snake into the "C/R out balanced" outputs on the board, located on the rear panel, up and to the left a bit.

at the stage end of the snake, ues a 1/4 inch instrument cable to copnnect the first 2 1/4 inch jacks on the snake to the left and right inputs of the crossover. then, from the crossover, connect the sub power amp to the "low" stereo outputs of the crossover with instrument cables, and connect the main speakers amp to the "high" stereo outputs of the crossover with instrument cables. if its an adjustable corssover, you will want to have it crossed over somewhere about 80-120 hz to allow only the lowest frequencies to the subs.

now, from the amps to the speakers, we ane going to have to use heavier 12-14 gague SPEAKER CABLES, instead of light gague instrument cables. hook the subs up to the stereo speaker outs of the sub amp with speaker cables, and do the same for the main speakers.

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Eq for male vocal mic on mackie 1604 vlz3


There is no easy answer to this. It will depend on the mic, the speakers and the singer and genre amongst many other things. It will also probably be room dependent too although the overall eq should be able to take this out of the equation to a large extent.
Your best bet is to get someone to sweep the frequency on the mid range with a bit of positive and then a bit of negative eq to find where most affects your vocals then fine tune to your liking. Are you using a bit of reverb/chorus/echo as his can often, when used sparingly, enhance even a good singer. The biggest difference you'll probably find is from using different mics. The ubiquitous SM58 does not suit everyone but is robust, warm and forgiving but if you're after a more pure sound there are many more accurate mics you can try.

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Turn gain CCW. plug microphone in, mute the channel. turn gain CW until peak LED flashes (while singing loud!) and turn gain back a little bit.
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Hi kielhunt
It sounds like power supply issues.
You may have bad capacitors and/or bad regulators.
If you have a multimeter you can get in there and check the dc voltages for ripple(ac voltage mixed with dc) or over/under voltages along the +/- 15volts lines.
Good luck

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The user manual has fairly good diagrams.

Get user manual here:

http://www.mackie.com/products/1604vlz3/pdf/1604VLZ3_OM.pdf

On page 34 is the BLOCK layout which has everything you need to know, once you figure how to read it!!!

The Triangle symbols are operational amp/analog summing amps.

By looking at the jack symbols you can tell if they are mono or TRS.

A lot of the TRS ones will show a TRS three lead jack but have a resistor to ground. These can be used as mono's.

The TRS (stands for Tip-Ring-Sleeve) connectors are used in two ways. One is as a balanced input where both the signal and its inverse is used. A balanced line is far more noise free and ground loop free than an unbalanced line.

Another use of the TRS is for external effect insertion where the sleeve is ground and the tip is the signal SENT to the external effect box and the ring is the RETURNed signal from the effect box.

SOMETIMES you may have to make your own cables to get the signals where you want them on the connectors.

HINT: Use XLR connections wherever you can. More rugged, balanced and noise free- ground loop free.

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