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Amateur help needed

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 pm
by mikehasdrums
Hi all. I'm putting on some gigs at my venue. I have a Behringer PPA2000BT PA and separate 500w Behringer Active Sub – a set up I normally use for our outdoor cinema which works great. But for live music, there's no monitor out for on-stage vocals (I'm a player, not an engineer). Question is, can I use the stereo recording out to run to an active monitor if I buy or borrow one?

Here's a link to my PA.
https://www.bax-shop.co.uk/speaker-sets ... gLDSPD_BwE

Appreciate your advice!

Re: Amateur help needed

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:56 pm
by blinddrew
It should work in terms of giving you another out I think (I've not had a read of the manual - obviously I'd recommend you do that first! :) ), but what you won't be able to is tailor that feed at all. Your on-stage sound will be the same as the front of house, so the singer won't be able to get that 'more me' option.
Might be worth seeing if you can borrow/buy a small mixer as well as a monitor?

Re: Amateur help needed

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:28 am
by mikehasdrums
Good stuff, thanks for this. I hadn't thought about the whole FOH mix coming back through the monitor – there'll only be a bit of bass drum and snare, but it might not suit the singer. Might have a rethink!

Re: Amateur help needed

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:50 pm
by Sam Spoons
A cheap 'more me' mic stand monitor would be the simplest answer for a single vocalist. Behringer, Mackie and others do them. Berry is amongst the cheapest (B205B at around £100) but I have three TC VoiceSolos, they are excellent, versatile little boxes but cost about £250 each..

Re: Amateur help needed

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 am
by Mike Stranks
Sam Spoons wrote:A cheap 'more me' mic stand monitor would be the simplest answer for a single vocalist. Behringer, Mackie and others do them. Berry is amongst the cheapest (B205B at around £100) but I have three TC VoiceSolos, they are excellent, versatile little boxes but cost about £250 each..


... and this one's currently 'on offer': https://www.studiospares.com/Headphones-and-Speakers/Stage-Monitors/Studiospares-PM150-Personal-Monitoring-System_250270.htm

but still not as cheap as the Behringer...

Re: Amateur help needed

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:46 am
by mikehasdrums
Thanks Sam & Mike – those are really neat, haven't seen them before, thanks.

So the vocal mic runs straight into the monitor, then through to the PA meaning I don't need to worry about the lack of PA outputs... right?

Cheers everyone – much appreciated.