Archive for May, 2015

QSC TouchMix 8 Review 

May 28, 2015

The QSC TouchMix 8 is a 12 Channel audio mixer.  I chose not to go with the TouchMix 16 as I will primarily be using this mixer for solo duo and trio gigs.  I have a Bose tone match but I needed more channels and will be using two speakers as opposed to the Bose L1 S system.  I’m using the DPA 4099G on my flamenco guitar into channel 1 I will also be using the Grace Design Felix pre-amp.  The update was quick and easy I’m at version 2.1.  The screen is easy to use and with the right-hand rotary knob it’s easy to navigate and adjust all the parameters from the digital gain structure, eq, effects, routing, One third graphic parametric EQ. Aux sends, IEM, and other functions.  For my initial test I hooked the mixer up to 2 Behringer 210 Powered speakers.  I will be using QSC K8 and 10’s next week.  My primary speakers I use are the QSC k10’s. At this time I like the mixer and think it was well designed for the giving pro musician.  I will add more after I gig with it for a month or so.  

  
   

  

  

  

Felix by Grace Designs Review

May 23, 2015

So I just plugged in my Jorge De Zofia with a L.R. Baggs Dual Source pickup using a cable from Gerald Rohm in to FELIX by Grace Design and all I can say is WOW just amazing and it sounds like my guitar louder, pure tone and clarity. Best preamp I’ve ever used for nylon string. This is my tone.  I also use the DPA 4099G mic, Kremona Pickup and RMC Pickups with Felix.  Blows away others I’ve used. Oh and I just ran Felix to powered 10in Speaker. Can’t wait to set this up on a pedal board and use Felix with a QSC or Bose. Oh well back to “Just Playing” Thanks to TJ at Sweetwater for getting this out to me and for Jim Stubblefield letting me know that Felix was being released.  This pedal is perfect for a pedalboard less than 12in long and about 5.5in wide and 2in high.  I have been waiting a long time for something like this to be available and when I found out early in the year this was comming out I was excited to have tone shaping/ sculpting possibilities.  The EQ is so musical and non steral with precision and clarity/ definition.  It’s really amazing.  The tone of your instrument really comes through assuming you have a great instrument, pickup, and or mic.