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    I’ve been helping another church with their iLive set up, and the tech gave me 2 questions that I don’t think are possible but thought I’d ask.

    1. Is is possible to preview EQ changes on a channel before they go live. Example, he gave me was that he wants to be able to sweep for an offending requency, like a tone in the snare that he doesn’t like with out any hearing the changes until he is finished. he wants the preview to be able to go to his head phones from.

    2. Very similar to the 1st. He wants to be able to preview an FX change before he goes live with it.

    Is any of this possible. His set up is an iLive-80 with and IDR-10 Mix Rack.


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    Both are possible.

    I often find it useful to setup a “test channel”. To do this I assign an unused IP to a strip. I turn it OFF from the main mix as a safety measure. Then I set its input source to the same as the channel I want to preview (or experiment on). I then copy the original channel to my test channel (press and hold copy, press SEL on original channel; press and hold paste, press SEL on test channel). Now you have an identical copy of one of your channels. PAFL this channel and play with it without it making any changes to anything anyone hears. Once you’re happy with the test channel make those changes to the original channel.

    To preview an FX there are a couple of options. If the FX isn’t being used you can just PAFL on it to hear what it’ll sound like. If its currently on in the mix and being used you can create a new FX on one of the other FX channels and make changes there until you are happy, then bring up the new FX while bringing out the old one.


    David Shriver
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    If you still have available dsp & fader , just do a channel split.
    don’t route the splitted channel to MAIN (set it OFF).

    EQ & PAFL the splitted channel, then do a copy paste of the eq to the actual channel.

    For FX you just need to mute FX return channel then pafl both the actual channel & the FX Send aux channel. Once you get what you like, unmute the FX return channel.

    Don’t forget to set PAFL selection to ‘additive’.

    I hope it helps

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