Dec 27, 2004
quote:Originally posted by meredithsdg:
I direct a high school choir. For Christmas, we did a cantata with an adult community chorus. We had around 140 singers. Our stage has steps to the pit which we use as risers. That gives us four rows and I added choral risers to the stage level to give us a total of seven rows. The auditorium seats 525 and has EXCELLENT acoustics.
We were singing with recorded accompaniment. I put my two L1 Compacts in the pit with one extension each. They were placed facing each other, 90 degrees to the audience and choir, each one third of the way in from the edge of the choir. They ran only the tracks, the soloists were mic-ed through the house system.
My theory was this: The L1s offer 180 degree coverage, so audience and choir could both hear. Having them face across each other would cover the areas behind each. As director, I had a very good indication of the balance the audience was hearing. It was very much like have a live pit orchestra in terms of balance and blend. The best part is, a recorded orchestra can play softer than a real one when needed!
It worked great! Used the idea with a children's choir, different room, all kids on stage risers. Placed the compacts with no extensions, also worked well!
May 11, 2020
Nov 1, 2013
It's amazing what migrating to a new platform can do. Re-read a few older threads etc.
Compact + Kemper Profiler as a guitar rig:
This is basically something that ST mentioned in the Kemper thread which I tried out and was blown away by.
Using the Compact as the main amp for a Kemper Profiler. The sound is absolutely amazing and the guitar can be heard everywhere in the room with the same clarity.
In fact a friend of mine who works as a recording engineer had heard that I've got a Kemper and asked if he could try it out. I asked him to bring one of his own guitars (so that he had something familiar to play). I set up the Kemper through the Compact with 1 extension and when he chose a Profile of a familiar Amp he was really impressed with the sound. Walking around the room and having the same sound everywhere he stood was what really blew him away. No single "sweet spot" as with a real amp (plus it being extremely loud when using overdriven sounds), but the same studio clarity everywhere in the room at a controlled volume. He'd thought he'd come, play for a few minutes and that would be that. What happened was that he played for more than 2 hours and only left because he had a prior engagement.
Kemper Amps use L1 Model II systems at different shows around the world (Namm, Frankfurt) to amplify their gear, but a Compact (without extension roughly 11 kilos + 2 kilos for the extensions) and a Kemper Profiler (around 6 kilos) make an awesome guitar rig.
For anyone looking for something to amplify a Kemper (or probably any modeling Amp) I can recommend the Compact. With a Kemper it's awesome and with it you have a rig that won't break your back with the Compact being the heaviest single part and only weighing in at around 11 kilos. The built in effects of the Kemper should be enough for most guitarists. I use the Kemper Remote (foot controller which weighs just under 5 kilos as it's all metal and built like a tank) to control the unit and can connect up to 4! expression pedals (for effects control) to it.
I hope that this has been of interest/use to some readers.
Apr 21, 2019
For two years, I have used the L1 Compact to amplify vocals during my SMALLER fine dinning events. It's great equipment for vocal. I do not mic my tenor and soprano saxophone, because it sounds horrific (I understand that it was not engineered for that type of application). It amplifies vocal great for 50-100 people that are eating and NOT speaking. If they are drinking any type of alcohol and talking, the Compact can serve about 25-50 people max. It is a lovely system for small gigs..
How about this for a creative use. Some have been known to call it a hat stand so .... (I know it's not a Compact but it seemed a bit silly to create a new thread just for this and the Modell II just happened to be set up) ....
Maybe it will make someone smile in times where many feel that they have to go down into the basement to laugh.
It reminds me a bit of ST's Avatar before the F1 joined the ranks.
In case anyone's interested, the guitar is a Taylor T5 Standard in a black gloss finish.
Jan 7, 2006
I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue. Will the midi bass be heard. Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above.
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