In live sound situations you don’t need all that excess baggage of an extra pair of faders like on the SSL, or the need to control Pro Tools remotely.
You aren’t recording anything and you only need the sound to go straight into the desk and out again to the PA (public address system). So live sound mixing desks have a more simplified look and signal flow.
It is a good idea to purchase a boost pedal that offers a great deal of control over the boosted signal. Some boost pedals have very simplistic controls and that can lead to a great deal of frustration.
To avoid that problem, a musician must experiment with many different kinds of boost pedals until the proper one is found. In most cases, the best boost pedal is the one that can work in harmony with the musician’s other effects pedals.
Boost pedals are used primarily in live situations to enhance a musician’s signal. It could be the lead guitarist setting his guitar apart from the band during his solo, or it could be the vocalist wanting to have his voice soar above the rest during an emotional part of the song. Either way, boost pedals are effective and enhancing sound and creating powerful musical effects.
What is Boost Pedals?
A boost pedal increases the¬†intensity¬†of a signal by doing more than just increasing the volume. The boost pedal also enhances the range of the sound waves used to create the sound and give the sound a much fuller feel. The proper use of a boost pedal can help to create dynamics in a song that would otherwise be missing.
Why Musicians Use Boost Pedals?
Any musician can buy a few boost pedals and benefit from enhancing their signal. Sometimes a boost pedal is used to overdrive a signal and create a sort of natural distortion. Guitarists, vocalists, keyboard players, bassists, and even drummers have been known to utilize¬†boost pedals¬†to create various effects.
- A boost pedal increases the¬†intensity¬†of a signal by doing more than just increasing the volume.
- The boost pedal also enhances the range of the sound waves used to create the sound and give the sound a much fuller feel.
- The proper use of a boost pedal can help to create dynamics in a song that would otherwise be missing.
- Pedals are one of the easiest and least expensive ways that can shape his or her tone, and they are fairly modular, allowing the player to continuously swap out one pedal for another until they find the tone that is in their head.
Live sound is based on fast paced decision making where the music in going on right in front of your eyes while a studio mixer might be able to take his time, fine-tuning his mix to perfection. The same applies to the equipment, where a live sound desk needs to be easy to navigate and control, while the studio mixing console has more complexities in it’s signal flow.