Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2010 3:42 AM (in response to cephas740)Re: HD500 running hard panned xlr left and right.....or straight up
It's nice to have patches built in stereo for recording purposes, that's what I prefer to do. When it comes to playing live, it's usually better to lessen the stereo effect (not get rid of it all together) so the audience will hear your whole sound but you'll still have some "spatial" effect happening. The way to achieve this is to pan hard left and right in your patch but when running the two channels to a stereo mixer have them just panned slightly to the left and right. Doing it this way enables you to have your hard panned patches that are great for recording but you can narrow the pan when you send your signal to the mixer.
I hope this is helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2010 8:15 AM (in response to Crusty_Old_Rocker)Re: HD500 running hard panned xlr left and right.....or straight up
Crusty when you say slightly panned, are you saying that I should keep the HD 500 hard panned L and R, but the board Channels should be slightly Left and Slightly Right, as in 10 oclock on the BOARDs left channel and 2 oclock on the BOARDs right channel. So even though the board is receiving the "left hard panned" signal it is really is putting the whole signal though all the speakers because (but slightly more from the left speaker)? I am really not sure if it is a "stereo board"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to cephas740)Re: RE: HD500 running hard panned xlr left and right.....or straight up
I don't believe there's a right or wrong answer in this case, but the first thing you should find out is whether the PA system/mixing console you're running thru is operating in a stereo capacity. Assuming that it is setup to be outputting through the mains in "stereo", then you can accomplish the same thing Crusty was recommending either at your HD500 or at the FOH (front of house) mixing console.
1. You'll be sending two output signals from the HD500.
2. The mixer will have two channels for your HD500.
The lazy way would be to not touch anything at the HD500 and just have your sound engineer "pan" you hard left/right in the PA mix during performance. They can control this image at the mixing console at your Church.
It's really up to you and your ensemble to determine what sounds/feels best through your guys' setup there. A lot will probably depend on the other instruments/voices and how the sound engineer has setup the entire mix through the PA, to be honest.
But the point is, you can leave your hard-panned settings in the HD500 alone provided that (1) you're sending two discrete outputs from the HD500, (2) the sound guy has you patched into to dedicated channels in the mixing console and (3) is willing to work with you and the ensemble to find the right panning settings to get your guitar sound to blend well with the other instruments.
Hope my ideas helped you out somehow...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2010 10:09 PM (in response to Kneehow)Re: RE: HD500 running hard panned xlr left and right.....or straight up
and if it isn't truly a stereo PA setup just run both discreet channels straight up correct? Or if we don't want to mess with the stere effects and the board is a stereo board we can just run both hard panned outputs out of hd500 into pa board running straight up and that really makes it mono is that right?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2010 5:53 AM (in response to cephas740)Re: RE: HD500 running hard panned xlr left and right.....or straight up
Yes - that's right.