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How do I hook up a monitor?
I'm very new to A/V and I'm trying to hook up a speaker monitor for our worship leader. We normally just have congregational singing with a piano but for special times our worship leader will use a guitar or members like to volunteer to sing a special to a split track. When they do this they need to step down from the raise platform and stand in front of the speakers.
Another church was helping us set this all up but due to schedules wont be able to finish the install. I can handle all the other aspects it's just this monitor I can't figure out.
We have a Mackie SRM450v2. Our mixer is a SoundCraft EPM 12. XLR lines are run from through the building from the back of the church to the front. So I'm guessing all I have to do is connect the monitor out from the mixer to the Mackie's input. I'm not sure what I did wrong but when I tried it myself every time I tried to plug the jack into the mixer i got this loud bang over the house speakers. I didn't try to fully plug in the jack.
Here's some links to the gear if it helps. Mackie Manual Soundcraft
Any help is appreciated
One thing you might want to do is turn off your speaker before making the connections. Secondly, you want to connect it to your Aux output. The monitor output is for the person operating the mixer. Not the person on stage. Your Auxillary outputs should be numbered. So if none of them are being used, start out with Aux 1.
Connect your speaker to the Aux 1 output on the mixer and then dial in the channels that you want going into that speaker. So for instance, your guitar player wants to hear himself and the guitar in the monitor. Let's say that the guitar is on Channel 5 and the vocal mic is on channel 14. Turn up the Aux 1 knob only on those two channels and adjust them accordingly to the guitar player's preference. He might say that he needs more guitar in the monitor or less of his own voice in the monitor. (also make sure that Aux 1 is turned down on all of the other channels so that it does not go through his speaker)
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