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DJ Forbes

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took delivery of a new M1 MacBook Pro last Thursday, would love to order some white Evolve 30's if they are ever back in stock. Large enough to handle any wedding crowd we have around here.

Have you ever heard them in person? I think they sound pretty good out in front, but I was at a wedding that my co-worker was dj'ing and we were about 6' in front of a wall, and I'm not sure if it was that, or something else, but it was louder behind the subs than in front of them. It was just really loud being at the booth. For that reason, they turned me off a little. Maybe it was a one-off type of thing though.
 
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Jeff Romard

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Have you ever heard them in person? I think they sound pretty good out in front, but I was at a wedding that my co-worker was dj'ing and we were about 6' in front of a wall, and I'm not sure if it was that, or something else, but it was louder behind the subs than in front of them. It was just really loud being at the booth. For that reason, they turned me off a little. Maybe it was a one-off type of thing though.

Might have been the dispersion you were hearing compared to standard speakers. Most are in the 80 degree range line arrays are closer to 120
 

Albatross

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JK, just ordered one more piece.

Just picked up a DBX Feedback Suppressor.

I keep trying different strategies with my lav mics. But for indoor gigs, I'm still having trouble getting enough gain before I'm at the feedback floor. I've played with speaker positioning, EQ extensively, etc. But I can't seem to get to a comfortable spot yet, so I'm going to try this next.
 

logisticalstyles

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@Jeff Romard you may be correct. He also had them on either side and just forward of his booth a little. Whatever the reason, it sure sucked standing behind them all night. LOL. DJ'ing rarely bothers my ears, but that night wasn't enjoyable for me.

I've seen Brian S Redd mention this issue with that speaker system before on YouTube. He always mentions that you need to point them out a bit or you will experience listening fatigue from the DJ position.
 

JP_HTX

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JK, just ordered one more piece.

Just picked up a DBX Feedback Suppressor.

I keep trying different strategies with my lav mics. But for indoor gigs, I'm still having trouble getting enough gain before I'm at the feedback floor. I've played with speaker positioning, EQ extensively, etc. But I can't seem to get to a comfortable spot yet, so I'm going to try this next.
What kind of mic are you using? I used to use the old trusty SM58, but when it came down to people not knowing how to hold a microphone. The Beta58A has a better coverage pattern for those people who hold the mic around their waist.

Just re-read the post. You could try using a headset. Lavaliers are terrible for live sound applications.
 

TES3S

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Ross,

DBX Feedback suppressor does wonders! I use a Sanken super sensitive Omni directional lapel mic, and wouldn't have it any other way, but honestly the secret ingredient is a digital mixer (Bose T4s). I will be doing some videos on my ceremony setup as a lot of people have seen what I do, resulting in zero feedback, and asking me to make a video.

IMO, a mic stand is a big no no for weddings.
 

JP_HTX

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Ross,

DBX Feedback suppressor does wonders! I use a Sanken super sensitive Omni directional lapel mic, and wouldn't have it any other way, but honestly the secret ingredient is a digital mixer (Bose T4s). I will be doing some videos on my ceremony setup as a lot of people have seen what I do, resulting in zero feedback, and asking me to make a video.

IMO, a mic stand is a big no no for weddings.
I agree. on the mic stand. It takes away from pictures. I have a Soundcraft UI 16 with the built in dbx AFS. That UI 16 is a beast. It also has a 31 Band EQ to bring taper down offending frequencies.
 

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What kind of mic are you using? I used to use the old trusty SM58, but when it came down to people not knowing how to hold a microphone. The Beta58A has a better coverage pattern for those people who hold the mic around their waist.

Just re-read the post. You could try using a headset. Lavaliers are terrible for live sound applications.

The grooms mic needs to pick up the bride, so having it on his chest is ideal. I've thought about going to a headset for the officiant though... but even the head worn mics are still omnidirectional. It'll be closer to the source, but I'm not sure it eliminates the problem.
 

Albatross

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Ross,

DBX Feedback suppressor does wonders! I use a Sanken super sensitive Omni directional lapel mic, and wouldn't have it any other way, but honestly the secret ingredient is a digital mixer (Bose T4s). I will be doing some videos on my ceremony setup as a lot of people have seen what I do, resulting in zero feedback, and asking me to make a video.

IMO, a mic stand is a big no no for weddings.

I bought that DigiCo mixer and have used it a handful of times. It's got lots of eq control, but I still had issues, specifically indoors. When I'm outside I don't seem to have nearly the same problems, but inside I seem to chase feedback around endlessly.

The DBX is in, but I haven't had a chance to test it yet. I'm looking forward to getting into it after my wedding on Saturday.
 
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