I've been tasked with setting up and doing sound design for an upcoming live event.Unfortunately, the equipment I have to work with is somewhat lacking.
The analogue mixing desk (Allen & Heath ZED-14) only has 6 XLR inputs, two of which will be used for vocals and four for the drum kit. That leaves four tracks with 1/4" L/R inputs - keys 2 guitars and bass.
The problem is, my stage snake only has XLR connections from stage to desk. I've considered slapping a DI on each line on stage, but at the mixer end I have 1/4" inputs which don't need to be balanced, so it seems redundant.
Is it enough to simply stick them into a 1/4" --> XLR connector on stage and then XLR --> 1/4" at my end?
What would be the pros/cons of each set up?