How do you guys run your beat buddy into your sound? My chain is:
Pedal → DI Box → Mic input of the 7/8 channel. I tend to try to set the volume on the board to Unity (around 1:00 on my PA), and then adjust the BB down in volume to get the mix where I want it. This gives me a lot of flexibility to raise or lower the drum volume on the pedal without needing to touch the board.
Before I got a DI I was running direct into channel 7, no DI. I found that I had to have the BB near 85-95% and the knob on the PA at 80%+ for it to be loud enough. Then I found that running it through the DI, and effectively putting it through both 7 and 8 by using the mic input, it’s plenty loud enough for me to back off the BB quite a bit.
But, is that the right thing? Do you lose anything/change the sound quality if you run the BB at 50-60%volume? How much should I put putting into the PA, vs letting PA drive? What ratio’s/setups do you guys use for your sound? Would it be better to run the BB hotter and then back off the PA to below unity?