line level or mic level when using multi instruments in mixer

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by gmork, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. gmork

    gmork Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    im going to be running a dynamic (vocal) mic into a mixer,
    also i will have a bass drum using a trigger going into the mixer.
    then from the mixer it will go from the left and right output into
    2 peavey pr15p powered PA speakers.
    on the PA it has a button for LINE LEVEL and MIC LEVEL. im thinking i should use the MIC LEVEL since a trigger really is just a contact mic right?
    i just want to make sure before i wreck anything.
    also will i need a mic pre-amp for either the vocal mic or the trigger?
    or with the mixer and power PA be enough?
    and heres a question for the future, what would i do if i had a guitar
    signal direct into the mixer AND a mic in the mixer. what would option on the PA would i choose then? line level or mic level?
  2. sir riff a lot

    sir riff a lot Member

    Feb 12, 2013
    Perth < Australia
    if you are coming out of a mixer always use the line option on your speaker.
    the MIC level is only used if you plug a mic straight into the speaker itself.

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