View Full Version : Using a separate mixer for foldback mixes
07-29-2007, 08:56 AM
I would like to be able to provide the on stage monitor mixes via a separate mixer (+power amp + graphic EQ). How do I do this? I have a Yamaha MG24/14FX, which has 6 AUXs. At present I can use Aux 1 and send this to the monitors, but I would like to separate the whole monitoring side to a separate mixer off stage with a dedicated engineer for this.
07-29-2007, 09:09 AM
You need a splitter snake or monitor mixer which has a splitter built in. I use a mackie CR1604 with a spitter snake. You connect everything into the splitter. The splitter has two snakes coming out of it. You run one to your monitor mixer and the other to the snake running to your FOH mixer or if the second run it long enough you can connect it directly to you FOH mixer. This gives you two signals that are controlled independently of each other by each mixer that it is connected to.
07-29-2007, 09:15 AM
I have a multicore with 20 XLR inputs and 4 sends, which are AUXs 1-4. So I need another muticore as well? Or is the following what you mean? Check out http://www.theloudest.co.uk/?sectionid=1&page=view_product&product_id=99.
07-29-2007, 10:27 AM
That would work. Here are a few other options.
07-29-2007, 10:36 AM
Here's a back view of a monitor mixer.
07-29-2007, 10:50 AM
That last post didn't work. Try this one and scroll down to the pictures.
09-24-2007, 04:21 PM
i think these are both good solutions the snake is a little cheaper but if you can afford it go for the allen & heath wz3 12m board that gcjammin was talking about. it has 16 inputs and an xlr split on each channel and 12 mix outputs for wedge or iem. it also helps having the eq which is 4 band to clean it up for iem and wedges. the only drawback is the 16 inputs if you would need 32 or 24 you would need to step up to the gl2800m which is very expensive its in the 5000-6000 range but thewz3 is also up there its about 2000 for it.
09-30-2007, 03:20 PM
You can get A&H's used for pretty good prices - just make sure the deals don't seem shady or hot...
Go for the investment...it'll pay off later.
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