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04-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Hi guys. I
Just bought a new mixing board for
Our Pa. It's a yamaha mg206c. There are no built in effects. I am wondering what a good effects processor would be. I am looking at the Lexicon mx400. I'm not sure if I can have 4 Chanels of different effects at the same time. Any suggestions. Thanks geo.
04-27-2011, 11:17 PM
lexi MX400 is great. I have no idea why you would want 4 effects at a time, but the lexicon will do it. (in mono)
I usually have a plate reverb for drums and vocals and a delay for the lead singer only.
I'd rather have two stereo effects than 4 mono.
04-28-2011, 06:37 AM
How many monitor mixes are you using?
That board only has 4 Auxes, so if you're using 2 monitor mixes, that only leaves 2 for FX.
If you got a unit that had 2 discrete FX processors, you could dedicate 1 to verb and the other to delay, which would work fine.
Lexi is always good, as is TC.
04-28-2011, 11:08 AM
also, if you are using outboard effects, definitely run them back into the board using one of your open channels, giving you access to eq, etc. Being able to roll off some highs/lows on a reverb return can do wonders for helping fx sit in a mix, and not sound like 'ooh look the sound man got some toys'
04-28-2011, 11:28 AM
I always liked the 'if you can hear the effect...it is too much' rule.
Too bad you didn't get the Yamaha w/ FX, they are great.
Tight rev for fast songs, loose/longer for slow songs. On vocals only!
Lexicon is always good.
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