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Kensco
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L1 compact

Hi I am a newbie here so be gentle I have an L1 compact with s Mackie fx10v3 and am looking for the best way to set up vocals with an sm58 beta and backing tracks with either mini disc or iPod just wondering do I put everything through mixer into mic channel on the L1 or do I just put mic in the mic channel and put music though the input channel any help would be gratefully received Thank you 

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Seagullman
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Re: L1 compact

Hi Kensco,

first of all let me welcome you to the Forum.

 

"I have an L1 compact with a Mackie fx10v3 and am looking for the best way to set up vocals with an sm58 beta and backing tracks with either mini disc or iPod"

 

The easiest way to connect would be to connect the microphone to the microphone channel (channel 1) and the backing track player to the 1/8" jack or RCA connectors of channel 2.  

 

The advantage here is that you wouldn't need to transport the mixer and would have the microphone preset.

The disadvantages if they can be called that would be: The need for proximity to the Compact for adjusting the relative volumes of microphone and playback on the fly, and also no chance of reverb/delay on the microphone.

 

Using the Mackie, you could try out one or two things. you do however have to take one thing into account. The Compact is a mono device. Using the 1/8" or RCA inputs, the Compact mixes a stereo signal to a mono compatible signal which means that the compact lets you hear both channels but in mono.

 

Microphone into channel 1 of the Mackie. Pan to one side e.g. left.

Player into channels 3 + 4 of the Mackie. Pan to the same side as the Microphone e.g. left.

 

If you've panned to the left, connect the left Main Out to channel 2 of the Compact and set the Tonematch switch to Line. Set the volume of Compact Channel 2 to 12 o' clock and control the overall volume with the Main Level control on the Mackie.

 

I can see that the Mackie has an 1/8" line input on channels 9/10 but as I can't see a mono switch for this I don't know how to get the signal converted to mono. That's why I've opted for channels 3+4 panned to one side.

 

The advantage of this set-up is that you've got the controls at your fingertips and can be set up away from the Compact.

 

I'm also including a link to the Wiki which ST brought to life for the community many years ago. This may also be of help.

 

https://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=L1®_Compact 

 

You can scroll down and find explanations of virtually everything you need to know about the Compact.

 

Has this helped in any way?

 

Tony