I need help understaing how to use a professional stage mic/line mixer.
July 13, 2012 11:06 AM Subscribe
I know next to nothing about professional audio and need expert advice on how to use an intimidating-looking portable mic/line mixer for my office's webcast. What are all those knobs for?!?
posted by Jamesonian to media & arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My office is planning a live webcast and I have to get the presenters wired for audio. I've been handed two Shure PGX wireless kits
, a Mackie ProFX8 mixer
and all the necessary mic cables. I just need to mix the microphones down to a single, mono signal that I can send to my laptop.
Which input on the mixer should I use? Which, if any, should I avoid? How much of the EQ, AUX, PAN or other knobs do I need to worry about? Can I just leave them in their default positions? What do they do, anyway? And which output should I use? The unbalanced RCAs or the balanced XLR? If I use the balanced output, which one (let or right) will have my mono signal? Both? The mixer's manual offers some help but it assumes that the reader knows something about professional audio. Sadly, I don't know much.
Finally, for future reference is there an on-line resource that would help me understand how this mixer works?
Thanks in advance.