1. Be sure that the XP1000’s POWER switch is set to the OFF position.
2. If the speakers are not connected, connect the speaker wires as described in the previous section.
3. Turn each of the channel LEVEL and MASTER volume controls fully counterclockwise, to the “0” position.
4. Next, connect one side of the included power cable to the XP1000 mixer’s power inlet and the other to a grounded AC power outlet.
5. Connect your microphones using standard XLR cables, instruments using ¼” phone cables, and MP3 player using ¹/8” cable, into the appropriate jacks on the mixer.
6. Switch on all equipment connected to the XP1000, then switch the XP1000’s POWER switch to the ON position.
7. Turn the MASTER level control up halfway, to the “5” position.
8. Start talking or playing into channel 1 while slowly adjusting the LEVEL control until you have reached the desired level. Do the same for each channel you are using.
9. If you notice that the LIMITER indicator is lighting constantly, turn the MASTER volume down so that the indicator only lights occasionally during loud hits.
10. To add depth to the mix or smooth out the vocals, you can apply effects such as reverb to channels 1–4. To do this, press the EFFECTS button on the channel(s) to which you would like to add the effect.
11. Slowly turn up the effects SEND knob until the desired sound is reached.
12. To alter the tonal characteristic of the signal, you can adjust the LOW (bass) and HIGH (treble) controls. If you find the audio too muddy, you may want to reduce the LOW control. If you find that the audio sounds dull, you can increase the HIGH control. There is no right or wrong way to EQ a sound. You should listen to how the mix sounds in the room and fine-tune to your liking.