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GUEST,Joseph Bolick 21 Feb 16 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,# 22 Feb 16 - 10:12 AM
GUEST 19 Sep 16 - 07:15 PM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Sep 16 - 07:47 PM
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Subject: Tech: Wisdom about mics for acoustic group
From: GUEST,Joseph Bolick
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 08:22 PM

Hey friends,

Im playing with a trio of multi-istrumentalists: guitar, fiddle, banjo, upright bass, accordion and vocals...we have a couple paying gigs and coming up and hope to get more.

Anyone have wisdom about what kind of single mic we need for the old time gather-round-the-mic set up?

I'm thinking we need a cardidoid condensor (non-multi-pattern)...does that sound right?

These are the top three I was thinking about since I don;t have unlimited funds:

Shure KSM32 http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/ksm/ksm32-embossed-single-diaphragm-microphone

Audio Techica AT 2035
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/cebb57a269d232ee/index.html

Audio Technica 4047
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/15834b4b627e755b/index.html

Any thoughts??

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Wisdom about mics for acoustic group
From: GUEST,#
Date: 22 Feb 16 - 10:12 AM

http://www.musicademy.com/2010/09/ask-the-expert-mic-recommendations-for-groups-of-singers/

Excellent article that addresses your question.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Wisdom about mics for acoustic group
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 07:15 PM

There is one mic that eclipses the mics you mentioned.

The Audix SCX-25A: SCX25A

When working with a mic like that, you'll also need a good EQ between your mixer and your amplifier. I'd recommend this DBX unit: AFS-2 (I'm using it's predecessor, the AFS-224)
Working without this and/or trying to use monitor speakers will ruin your sound.

For over 9 years now I've been using 2 or sometimes even 3 SCX-25As on stage and we couldn't be happier: HiFi sound quality and freedom to move. Two birds, one stone.
Soundchecks usually last 2 minutes.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Wisdom about mics for acoustic group
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 07:47 PM

How big a place are you playing in? You might not need a mic at all.


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