The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123602   Message #2724195
Posted By: mandotim
15-Sep-09 - 12:29 PM
Thread Name: Music: Back from Bromyard;Verdict?
Subject: RE: Music: Back from Bromyard;Verdict?
I wasn't at Bromyard, but I've been at a few festivals this year. I do sound work as well as performing, and one thing that strikes me is the problem of poor microphone technique from many performers. This means the sound person is struggling to make the vocals audible, having to use too much gain on the mikes and running on the ragged edge of feedback from the stage monitors. Another problem is performers who insist on using powerful backline amplifiers, which causes further imbalances. Please don't assume that poor sound is always the responsibility of the sound desk people. They can only work with what the performer gives them, and this too often includes dodgy mike technique and poor quality pickups in string instruments. Good sound usually comes from a working partnership between performer and technician.