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Revisiting discussion on EQ wizard

The SliceThe Slice Posts: 21
edited June 2015 in PA General Discussion
First off, I tried to go to the archive, but the link sent me to the BSS audio site.

What I'm using other than the DRPA doesn't matter as much as how. I have a small set up in a church with a sanctuary that measures about 60'x50'. The set up I am using is an unlinked stereo config.. Using Left high, for mains, and Right mids for monitors. However, the group that was using them, no longer wants to, however, I still want to keep that config. in case we need the monitors.
So on to the question at hand. Mind you that this is in the "original" DRPA. Can I run AEQ on left channel, and then either exit AEQ, or go to save program to save the changes just on the left channel? The situation I've been finding is that for some reason, I'm having to re-EQ the room every so often after finding out that I'm having feedback problems. AFS seems to be working okay, but obviously it can only take you so far. Now, one other question. If you are starting the AEQ wizard on the same program, where does the EQ pick up? Is it from a predetermined point as per the programing, or does it start from the last EQ settings saved? Why do I ask? I began to have problems with feedback where I wasn't having any before. Everything the same, speaker locations, mics, performers, etc.. I was quite surprised at how much bottom end pink noise was coming through at the beginning of the AEQ. The difference in the room after doing the AEQ was definitely noticeable. BTW, the only two things that I can think of for the problems, are either it's been that way for a while probably because of bad EQ mic placement and I didn't notice it, or changes in the weather. :?:

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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Whether the AEQ "re-zeros" or "continues" really doesn't matter. It will end up where it ends up. The PEQ settings are held during AEQ. I am uncertain about stopping the AEQ and saving, but you can test that easy enough.

    DRA
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    The SliceThe Slice Posts: 21
    DRA, the question about where the AEQ starts wasn't about function, but to figure out whether the heavy bottom end in pink noise at start was SOP, or whether there really were such significant changes needed in the EQ (presumably due to weather changes).
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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    As discussed many times here and on the old forum, only the frequencies from about 160 - 700 hz should be trusted as is. An adjustment of AT LEAST 1/2 of the cut or boost should be returned, then tuned by ear. Example: as eq'd 80hz = -8db, adjust to -4db, 8k = +10db, adjust to +5db.

    Hope that helps.

    DRA
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    The SliceThe Slice Posts: 21
    Interestingly enough, it did actually sound better once I ran AEQ it did sound better, especially not so bassy. I have noticed that because of the characteristics of the room, it tends to be predisposed to a very bottom heavy sound. I think that has to do with the fact that there are no curtains, or carpet in the room so the sound is bouncing all over smooth surfaces. This includes the fact that one wall is at least two thirds single pane windows. The room also has a high vaulted ceiling. I wonder if the ceiling itself has an effect on the sound?
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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Everything has an effect on sound.
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