Mixer to Share Presets on the Compact

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{{#Click:ToneMatch®|Image:ToneMatchLogo.png|ToneMatch® Presets}} This article is about using a Mixer to allow more than one input per Compact channel to use ToneMatch® Presets.

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Assumptions

  • You have more than two inputs requiring presets.
  • Two or more of those inputs are similar, for example: microphones that are of the same make and model.
  • You have a stereo mixer or one that has two distinct busses.

General Principles

For the following discussion, a "side" of the mixer is either Left or Right, or it could be a "buss" or "alt" channel routing.

  • Pool all microphone inputs to one side of the mixer (e.g. LEFT).
    • Take the pooled output (LEFT output the mixer) to Compact Channel 1 (built-in Preset is Handheld Vocal Microphone)
  • Pool all other inputs to the other side of the mixer (e.g. RIGHT)

If these inputs are not acoustic guitars with pickups run the mixer RIGHT output to Compact Channel 2 with the ToneMatch switch set to Line Level (down).

  • Take the pooled output (the other side of the mixer) to Power Stand Channel 2 and use a Preset that is appropriate for the input, or Preset 00.
    • Take the pooled output (RIGHT output the mixer) to Compact Channel 2
    • If the inputs are acoustic guitars with pickups set the ToneMatch switch ON (up position)
    • If the inputs are NOT acoustic guitars with pickups set the ToneMatch switch to Line Level(down position)

Example

2 Vocals, 2 Guitars

  • You have two vocal microphones. Route these through the mixer to Compact Channel 1
  • You have two similar Acoustic Guitars with pickups. Route these through the mixer to Compact Channel 2 with ToneMatch switch on (UP).

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Connections
Microphones
  1. Run both microphones to the mixer.
  2. On the input strips for the microphones pan all the way to the LEFT
  3. Run the Mixer LEFT output to the Compact Channel 1
Guitars
  1. Run both Guitars to the mixer.
  2. On the input strips for the Guitars pan all the way to the RIGHT
  3. Run the Mixer RIGHT output to the Power Stand Channel 2
  4. Set the Compact Channel 2 ToneMatch Switch ON (up position)


2 Vocals, 2 Instruments

Microphones
  1. Run both microphones to the mixer.
  2. On the input strips for the microphones pan all the way to the LEFT
  3. Run the Mixer LEFT output to the Compact Channel 1

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Instruments
  1. Run both Instruments to the mixer. I used a Keyboard and an Electric Bass as examples
  2. On the input strips for the Instruments pan all the way to the RIGHT
  3. Run the Mixer RIGHT output to the Power Stand Channel 2
  4. Set the Compact Channel 2 ToneMatch Switch to Line Level (down position)