I have a set up of multiple keyboards and modules at church going thru my own mixer
to the main PA. Do I need the use of a DI box anywhere in the mix.I have a lot of experience
with keyboards but not with mixers DIs etc.Im searching for a new mixer to hopefully improve
the mix maybe that would be sufficient????
any advice Id appreciate it
Myself use multiple keyboard rigs.
I use a DI box on every keyboard.
The function of your DI box is to convert your Jack to XLR,
also your keyboards will most probably run mono, and DI box will convert your mono jack from an unbalanced signal to a balanced signal.
Then your keyboard uses a different db reading than an analogue or digital desk and the DI box will have a pad to reduce the dB strength to prevent your system from damage.
other functions for the DI box is that in my case I run stereo FX from my keyboard and the DI box will help prevent phasing.
Also keyboards power supply or power signal gets picked up by your cable and the DI box has a switch call GroundLift wich will lesten the power signal (50Hz hum). or a buzz, noise or a hiss.
Hope this was not to technical for you and helps
Hi Chris thanks for your input.... I was wondering (if you dont mind of course, you seem to have a lot more knowledge than me), could you give me your email or skype so I could discuss further about gear set ups and if you have any recording knowledge that would help as well. I prefer a Christian forum over other forums, because the subject matter on secular forums can get off topic and crude sometimes.
I just want to be the best I can be when it comes to worship both spiritually as well as my equipment.
Hey, Steve...Steve Messick here (120 miles east of San Diego!) I, too, have a dual KB setup, with multiple sound modules that I use during live gigs. I would be happy to share any insights I can to help you out. Just drop me an email if that would help. God bless...
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