Stereo - deffinately. I thought mono was used just because it's cheaper to get a mono system - ugh. If all karaoke discs were in mono it would make no difference, but many are recorded in stereo - just like originals are.
I just wonder if there is any good use for putting the singers in stereo. Like shifting one singer to one speaker and another to the other.
I think this can depend on the size of the room and how the speakers are arranged...
If there is too much seperation in a large room, it might be a good idea to mono the channels so that the people on each side of the room hear the same thing.. otherwise, depending on how the music is recorded, you might only hear one channel of the background music....
There are advantages to both methods. The Mackie 808 series has enough power to daisy chain a couple of speakers per amp via banana clip. If you want to use four mains it's all very well and good to run stereo. However, if you run monitors & mains, then you'll need to run in mono mode.
As was noted in an earlier post, if the venue is overly huge, you might need to run mono so that you get the music in its entirety.
So, you see Maxx, in life, there are no absolutes.
[This message has been edited by l'opera voce (edited November 07, 2000).]
well tim, that's what zone outputs are for. if you need to extend to another room, use them, but the larger portion of the room should be stereo....SLUT!!!
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In a large venue, stereo just plain don't work. The purpose of stereo (or quad, or surround sound) is to fool the listener into believing he/she is listening to a live performance in a small venue, where the band members are spatially (and audibly) separated.
In a large venue, stereo simply overexaggerates the effect so that you do not hear both channels unless you're in a small zone between the speakers.
When I started KJing I was very particular about making sure my setup was stereo. I even used a stereo monitor for the singers! But in most setups, listeners were too close to one speaker, and couldn't even hear if the other one was playing.
So don't get so hot and bothered and narrow-minded about mono setups. It's not so much about "cheap setups" or "untrained ears" as much as it is about how the system matches the venue.
BC, don't forget Brian Wilson (but of course he's deaf in one ear).
[This message has been edited by Keifer (edited November 08, 2000).]
Definitely depends on the room and the set-up. My equipment actually runs in stereo, but in a good many locations, I set the speakers up close to each other to prevent only one channel at a time being heard in a particular location.
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