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Help with Shure in-ears

jerryfan6

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Struggling through adjusting to in ears...have the 200 series. I'm noticing that it often seems like they are muffling what I'm hearing. For example, with my mouth on the mic, they sound like they are muting my vocals. If I back off the mic a bit, it gets better. I'm also having a hard time hearing my guitar cab, which is mic'd. I'm wondering if it has to do with the built in limiters and feedback. I've noticed the lights on the front changing from green to red a lot, which I think has to do with feedback. Help! I'm about to give up on these things!
 

TimmyP

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Red on the transmitter means that the signal feeding it is overloading it. You need to turn down the input level on the transmitter such that it never reds. Red means clipping, which = compression and distortion.
 

loudboy

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Yup - red light should never come on. You're hearing the effects of the unit overloading.

Also, if you're using a 58 or similar cardioid mic, when you get right on it, it picks up a lot of proximity effect. It really kicks the low end up, which could be interpreted as making it muddier, especially if the IEM limiter is clamping down the overall volume.
 

jerryfan6

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Makes sense. I guess I was using the input level knobs to not only impact the mix between the two inputs, but also to adjust the overall volume. Should have been using the volume knob on my receiver/pack for that. Lesson learned.

Probably explains why I could never hear my guitar loudly enough in my ear, since it was overloading the transmitter and muting it out.
 






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