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ubw newbie
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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:41 pm Reply with quote

What do you use to amplify your vocals for a live performance?
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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:59 pm Reply with quote

PA system? Do some searches on musical equipment sites for PA systems and you'll see lots of common setups of different power.
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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:31 am Reply with quote

What you need is a microphone and a PA. This would be pretty good for you. You can have a good powered speaker, maybe the Samson. good luck
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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:26 am Reply with quote

Among other things, consider buying a condenser microphone - they have a good sensitivity. Also there are USB mics - they don't need amplifying and, to my view, provide a good value for their money. For example, AKG Perception 120 - it is condenser and supports 24-bit audio depth. Other than that, you may still buy a mic & PA. A trustworthy and industry-standard brand is Shure.
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:17 pm Reply with quote

Have you ever had to sing in a live performance where you could not hear yourself through your monitor or if you could, it just sounded horrible? Did you ever have the thought, “Is it me or is it the microphone?”

The best vocal technique can be thwarted and often masked completely when performing on stage with a poor microphone-monitor-PA (speaker/effects/amplification) system.

Vocal technique will help you to be a better singer; use your voice with ease, range, confidence and develop the stamina you need to last. But problems with stage electronics can make it seem as though your technique is non-existent or at best, not as good as it really is.


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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:07 pm Reply with quote

We use Shure SM-58 Microphones for vocals and Shure PG-81's for instruments, They are expensive but worth it! To help eliminate feedback we also run these through Compressors and a Graphic Equiliser on inserts from the Main Mixing Desk (we use a 32ch Beringer Eurodesk).

We then run from the mixing desk through a stage snake to our amp racks. We use various amps for various types and size of speakers however when possible we use Crown Amps with JBL Speakers or Pro Sound Amps with Class D Speakers or Pro Sound Speakers.
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