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    I will begin cover band gigging with the QU-16 in May. I would greatly appreciate hearing from other users about suggestions for effects settings in a live music context. Think weddings and corporate parties. What have you found to be good starting effects settings for Effects 1 & 2 and inserts 3 & 4. What do you like for vocals, reverb and/or delay settings and levels? What about drums or other instruments?

    I know I have to edit to taste. But rather than learn totally from mistakes, I’d prefer to at least learn what others have discovered.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I was very surprised at the sheer quality of the effects on my QU-16, and haven’t really strayed too far from the default Reverb and Delay. Depending on the room, I’ll use a little of reverb and delay on vox, and a little reverb on kick and snare.

    It’s worth spending a little time at home just listening to a vocal or instrument track and going through all the effects to see the ones you like, then set them up on FX1&2. Once you’re at your venue, just mix in and fine tune to taste.

    FX1 – SMR Reverberator
    FX2 – 2 Tap Delay (linked)

    Hope that helps.

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    I like the EMT 250 reverb and 2 Tap delay. Feel those work best on most things. You might just want two reverbs if delay not need. Medium or long and a short.

    As a longtime pro studio owner I have owned some of the best verbs made including 480Ls, real plates etc. I once said I bought about every new reverb that came out. About broke me.

    One thing I did notice on the EMT was it sounded a bit different than on the GLD. Had a little more short reflection pops when you say popped your tongue on the mic or made a clicking sound. Not as smooth of a decay profile. I went into the extra advanced settings. I think it is the diffusion setting. Not having console handy to check I think it defaults at 12 and I raised it to 20 and that problem went away. Decay was smoother. A few tweaks on the HF and LF and it sounds very good. AH did a great job on the verbs on these products.

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