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Suggested Compression Settings For Keyboard To Normalize Soft vs Loud Sounds

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asked Sep 21 in StudioLive Series III by rubenbotelho (120 points)
Hello,

I volunteer managing sound at our local church and still consider myself a newbie.  We recently purchased a StudioLive 64S and I was able to get it configured, everything sounds great for the most part, however, I keep running into the same issue we've had in the past with our older 24 AI mixer.  I can't get a balanced setting dialed in when it comes to the keyboard.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to any settings that could help keep the balance when a keyboard player plays really loud versus when they play soft?  Currently I'm able to manage this by raising or lowering that channel's fader as needed but was wondering if there is something that would make this process easier so I don't rely on the fader so much.

Thank you!

Ruben

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answered Sep 21 by colinotoole (12,890 points)
Hi. Personally, I wouldn't use a compressor for this purpose. What I'd do is get the keyboard player to programme the levels of the various sounds in the keyboard itself (which will take some experimentation during rehearsals, I guess).  If the keyboard doesn't support this, then I'd get a small mixer that the keyboard player themselves can operate to make sure each sound is at the right level. Basically, it's the job of the keyboard player. Cheers.
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