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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Chapter Eleven Microphone Choice and Placement

 

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At smaller gigs, it is often not necessary to mic-up the back-line at all, as it may well be quite loud enough already, but for larger venues, where the audience will predominantly hear the sound from the PA, it is important to know which mics to use and where to position them. This chapter discusses which microphone types or DIs are best for the most common onstage tasks, as well as microphone placement and initial EQ settings.

The principles of microphone operation were covered in Chapter 5, but when it comes to selecting specific models of microphone for live use there are several things ...

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