- Be sure that the XP300’s POWER switch is set to the OFF position.
- Turn each of the channel LEVEL and MASTER volume controls fully counterclockwise, to the “0” position.
- Next, connect one side of the included power cable to the XP300 mixer’s power inlet and the other to a grounded AC power outlet.
- Connect your microphones using standard XLR cables, instruments using 1/4” phone cables, and MP3 player using 1/8” cable, into the appropriate jacks on the mixer.
- If using a Samson XPD Wireless Microphone system, plug the receiver into the CH 2 USB jack.
- Switch on all equipment connected to the XP300 first, then switch the XP300’s POWER switch to the ON position.
- Turn the MASTER level control about 1/2 of the way up.
- 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.
- 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.
To add depth to the mix or smooth out vocals, you can apply effects such as reverb to the first two channels. To do this:
- Use the PROGRAM selector to choose one of the 16 built-in digital effects.
- Raise the EFFECTS level controls on the channel(s) to which you would like to add the effect.
- Slowly turn up the effects SEND knob until the desired sound is reached.
The XP300 input channels feature a 2-band equalizer allowing you to adjust the tonal characteristic of the signal. You can independently adjust the bass and treble frequencies on each channel. The channel’s frequency response is flat when the knobs are in the 12 o’clock position.
- If you find the audio too muddy, you may want to reduce the LF (low frequency) control.
- If you find that the audio sounds dull, you can increase the HF (high frequency) 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.