Hi. Newbie to the forum here.
I recently purchased an L1 mode2 with two B1 units. We have used the PA in rehearsal with no issue. However last night we played out and we were getting a strange screech.
All eight channels on our ToneMatch are being used. Four for vocals. Two for acoustic guitars. One for bass guitar, and one for recorded back tracks (drums/keys/etc.). This screech I am talking about is NOT feedback. It only occurred when vocal harmonies were happening. And at that it was only when the harmonies were in the higher range. I attached two short audio files so you can hear this screech.
While playing we tried to troubleshoot the problem. The gain on every channel was set correctly. Nothing went into the red. Not even for a fleeting moment. The gain on the L1 base was fine as well. Again green at all times. Not even the slightest flash of red. Even though the gains were all set correctly, we tried lowering all gains with no good results.
We switched all vocal mics to different ones since this only happened on vocal harmonies. Again no good result. We tried singing a bit softer into the mics. Nothing. If we were getting the screech, the next time around we would not do the harmony and one person would sing as loud as possible kissing the mic and no screech. We tried that with each mic.
We are using delay on all of the vocal channels. The delay is set the same for each channel. We tried muting the effects on all vocal channels. No help. We didn’t actually go in and remove the effect from the channels, just used the effects mute. We changed the microphone type on each channel. We are using Shure SM58s. And changed them all to the generic handheld vocal mic. No help.
during one song, we didn’t do any harmonies. While playing the song, we played around with the main volume on the ToneMatch. We cranked the volume really loud. It was SIGNIFICANTLY louder than we were playing. No screech. So it’s not a volume thing.
So it only happens on vocal harmonies and when those harmonies have a higher frequency content. Very strange indeed. If anyone has any input on this, I would certainly appreciate it. Thank you.