Originally Posted by trackskinz
This is only my third band, but my first with (2) female singers. Anything I should do differently?
We play a lot of female covers: Pink, Gretchen Wilson, M Etheridge, Stvie Nicks etc
Mic selection. Most important thing IMO. I have my lady lead on an Audix Om-5. Broad range and clear. We are low stage volume so the Om-5 fit's well. We put several mic's on stands and had her switch while singing. The OM5 was the most complimentary for her.
Another friend uses OM6's and 7's on his 3 front line vocalist gals. His outfit, being sometime 6 pieces gets a little louder on stage so the feedbak rejection characterisitcs of the 7 are a benefit. I personally use the 7 having moved to it from a Sennheiser 421.
I personally like a little soft compression on most voices and as little EQ as I can get away with. So my philosophy could be summed up as, get the signal right at the mic and do as little as possible to it...
The Beta 87 Hh condenser seems to have a following among lady torch singers... No personal experience with it though I would love to try it.