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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Stu L., Sep 12, 2002.


  1. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    When playing live, do you prefer to mic your cab(s) or just DI to the board? The reason I ask is that I've been asked to audition for a band, and want the general thought of how to get the sound to the audience.

    If you prefer the mic'd approach, which mic do you use and why?

    Thanks as always, Stu
     
  2. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Um, bump?

    Should I change the title to something other than a band name?
     
  3. Its fine, it's only been an hour, no need to panic yet.

    My amp is sufficient on it's own, so I dont mike *or* go direct.
     
  4. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I have to mic my amp. It really helps with the tone and headroom, considering it's not very large, power-wise. I bassically get one of the "Boom-style" mic stands and point it down towards my speaker. I'm not really sure what kind of mic it is, because it's always been our singer who had the mics. I would suggest any instrument mic should do the job. Our Pa was pretty bare bones also, (two towers with a 10, an 8, and a horn in each) and it worked out fine. When I began micing my amp, it made playing a lot more enjoyable.
     
  5. Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Jul 31, 2000
    Erie, Illinois
    I prefer to run direct.