Any time we’re filtering and then summing two coherent signals, we need to be aware of any potential lurking phase demons.
Paying as much attention to what comes off the backs of the loudspeakers as what comes out the front.
Human judgement will always be part of the equation, because the analyzer only knows how to answer certain questions.
When approached systematically, managing RF for wireless microphone and IEM systems can actually be quite enjoyable in a nerdy kind of way!
Deployed correctly and they’re great, particularly with drums. Deployed incorrectly, however, and a mess can ensue…
Compressors, expanders, noise gates and limiters – altering frequency content and amplitude level
All the processing is the icing on the cake and is only applied after we have accomplished the much simpler task of loudspeaker placement.