Hello and thanks to everyone who answered - its really helped us out.
We practiced yesterday and it sounded ALOT better. From the advice I got from everyone the problems seemed to be too much distortion on the two guitars, the bass up too loud muddying everything else, and the overall volume being way too loud. We started off yesterday with the volume real low and gradually brought it up to the right level,eqing each channel as we went along.It sounded pretty good.
When we play with the bass, drums, vocal, and one guitar going through the PA it is alot easier to mix and get a real clear sound. It seems to be that putting a second guitar into the mix makes things alot more difficult. Is this usually the case? I think that me and the other guitarist will just have to practice together setting up the channels on the PODs together so they compliment each other, not blur each other out.
Now onto more problems!! We haven't got a gig yet and when we practice we face the speakers towards us as moniters, since we can't do this at a gig we will need moniters. So heres our plan
There are two outputs on the guitar PODS(left and right) so each guitarist will run the left(mono) output to the PA, and the right output a 15 watt practice amp facing him.
The bassist has a 120watt bass amp so again,run one output from the bass POD to the mixer, and the other into the bass amp. We were also thinking of using the bass amp to take pressure off the PA by runnig the bass amp at a volume high enough to contribute to the front of house mix. Is this a good idea or will it muddy every thing up on stage?
Finally we have two 12" KME passive speakers so take from the auxillary out of the mixer and run just the vocals through this as a vocal moniter.
OR.....could we use these the two KME speakers as moniters facing back at the entire band running the 2 guitars,vocals and a small amount fo bass through them, or will this suck too much power from the mixer.
Im also not sure if you can connect this auxilary to powered moniters,or is there any output from the mixer that you can connect to powered moniters, or maybe for connecting a powered sub in the future. There are 8 outputs on the top right corner of the mixer. Could someone explain to me what each of these are for(we lost the manual!!). I also cant find the low cut filter?? If you click on the picture it comes up real clear:
http://www.musiciansbuy.com/Dynacord_Po ... 600II.html