In your work as a live sound engineer, there is nothing more damaging to a performance than a blast of wailing feedback. That's not a good feeling. It only has to happen to you once to make you determined to ensure that it never happens again. Fortunately, a good feedback reduction unit is all you need for the peace of mind you seek, and they're easy to find at Sweetwater.
Adding feedback suppression to your PA system is like adding an extra set of hands whose only job is to watch for problem frequencies. These systems all have automated feedback seeking, and many also allow you to manually preset the notch filters for consistent problem frequencies. The resulting feedback reduction is basically transparent. With notch filters as narrow as 1/70th of an octave, only the errant frequency is affected, while the rest of your sound remains untouched. We carry a wide range of units for single channel or stereo use and up to 40 feedback frequencies. Some even come with a panic button to stop everything immediately.
Plus, many of our feedback suppression units come with a host of additional tools and effects. A common pairing includes loudspeaker management, which makes a lot of sense since it sits near the very end of the signal chain where it can monitor frequencies just before they enter the room. Many of the units we offer also integrate graphic eq, parametric eq, and even compression. This makes for a potent tone-shaping and feedback-eliminating brew. Set up your equalization the way you like it, and let the automated feedback scanner keep things under control.
There are also a variety of additional advanced features available, all designed to make your life easier. We have feedback reduction units that are controllable from your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, and come with amazing self-configuring wizards. So if you were thinking these things would add unwanted complication, think again. Some units even go above and beyond with phantom powered preamps, noise gates, and high and low cut filters. And they're simple to integrate using standard XLR, 1/4 inch, RCA, and digital and optical ins and outs.
Whether you're looking for a simple, no-nonsense feedback-reduction unit, or a full-on multi-tool integrating suppression/EQ, compression, speaker management, and more, we carry a first-rate variety of options to choose from.
If you find yourself wondering how this all fits in with your setup, don't hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call. Our friendly and knowledgeable Sales Engineers are happy to chat about your needs and your current setup. We'll answer all of your questions about features and integration scenarios and make sure you have all the info you need to pick the perfect feedback suppression unit for your PA set up. Learn More
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.