Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to groovedggr)Re: DreamStage -Setting levels & L6 Link 31 band EQ presets
The best starting point is to have all level controls on all speakers at default. The "0" center position. The system is pre tuned so that a combination of the same amount of L3's Subs and L3m's has a balanced sound when they are at "0" center position.
In your situation we would recommend to check the level for your audience at your soundcheck by using the iPad on going in front of the PA and that is the recommended level.
The speakers center should be at least a bit higher than a tall person in order to cover the audience well. If the L3s speakers are on stage or somehow higher than the floor the L3m's could be directly on the L3s's. If the L3's are on the floor you might need the long poles or speaker stands to get them high enough. You can, of course, use your speaker stands.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to ArneLine6)Re: DreamStage -Setting levels & L6 Link 31 band EQ presets
Right! When the speaker controls are set to the detent "click" stop then the entire system is calibrated and all of the gain staging is correct. That way the meters on your mixer actually correspond to the capabilities of your speakers. So when the mixer goes into the "red" the speakers are there too. That prevents the problem that can happen on other systems that you can blow up speakers while the meters on your mixer are still green. You know actually know where the hard limit for the system is.
Now control any "tone" or "level" you want from the mixer (either on the chennel level or the bus level, whichever is appropriate). For example if you want more bass then turn up the bass control for the channels you want or make adjustments to the equalizers on the main or monitor output channels.