mileskb Posted June 27, 2016 Share Posted June 27, 2016 So on a whim, and because I have easy access to a Real Time Analyzer and a reference microphone, I spent a few moments sending pink noise into the Helix and adjusting the Global EQ until the RTA showed essentially flat. I then set the low cut at 72Hz and the High Cut at 9.5 KHz and WOW !!!!!! Every patch I have now sounds soooo much better. For speakers I'm using my go to Genz Benz custom cab that's loaded with EV 12's and is ported and a QSC 100 watt solid state stereo amp. I think it's worth the few moments it takes to do this. Even if you have an FRFR system, I'm guessing it's not as "flat" as you might expect. I'll so some audio and some pictures to show what I did. Don't get me wrong, the rig sounded great before, but it sounds so much better now. So much more clarity. I wish the global EQ was more like a 5 band instead of a 3 band, but playing with the freq, q and gain of each band worked well. I don't think I increased ANY frequencies, it was all a matter of cutting, which is overall better anyway. This all came about because I got to thinking that any time I set up a PA system, the first thing is to put a reference signal through (admittedly it's sometimes just familiar music) and I adjust the EQ on the mains so that reference sounds good in the room. As the Helix is designed mainly to feed a PA, if I'm just using a speaker setup, even if it was PA speakers, or especially if it was PA (FRFR) speakers, I would set their EQ to a reference before I sent anything else. I honestly didn't think it would make a difference, but it sure did. 1 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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