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Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 and DBX Drive Rack- Some RTA Questions

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asked Oct 19, 2017 in Classic Mixers by Photovor (120 points)
We have a StudioLive 24.4.2 that has it's main out connected to a DBX Drive Rack PA. Before the StudioLive soundboard showed up on the scene, we had a old Mackie that was connected to the DBX.  We had used the DBX to pink the room and get an EQ that somewhat worked to prevent feedback. So the EQ and Feedback modes are enabled on it. We haven't done any other changes or tuning to the DBX.

When we got the StudioLive, it was connected to the DBX, with no changes.  Firmware updates came along for the StudioLive that then added the RTA and Smaart Wizards.  We've made some small adjustments to the Global EQ on the main mix in the UC software, but those adjustments are still on top of whatever the DBX is also doing.

I was wondering if we should take the DBX out of the mix and properly run the Smaart Wizards to pink the room and allow the board to do all the work.  I feel like whatever we're trying to do on the board, the DBX is probably just getting in the way, as we basically have 2 EQs in the chain.  Our sound lacks a lot of depth because of this, and we have a hard time adding more volume without feedback.

Just looking for some feedback (no pun intended) or recommendations on some corrections that we should make.

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answered Oct 27, 2017 by genarogonzalez1 (240 points)

Hi there,

Since too much graphic Eq'ing can cause phase issues, especially coming from 2 different devices using who knows what kind of algorithms, you should then try letting the board do all the Eq work.

Worse case scenerio, you could always go back to your DbX settings, if of course you donĀ“t delete them.

Hope I Helped...wink