You’ve spent years training your voice, working on your breathing, improving your technique, chugging throat coat and lemon water before gigs, and your voice reflects all the time and practice that you’ve put in.
But it doesn’t matter how incredible your voice is… if you aren't using proper microphone technique no one will know.
Great mic technique will make a HUGE difference in how good you sound when performing live.
The difference between good and bad mic technique is- the difference between a fantastic show where your vocal shines in the mix,
a show where your vocal is buried, the audience is complaining that they can’t hear you, a show plagued by feedback, where no one can hear how gifted of a singer you are.
Good mic technique is singing directly into the capsule, with it very close to your mouth.
When the mic is too far away, your voice will sound thin and weak.
If you are cupping the mic,...
1. Know the frequencies. In order to eliminate feedback you must be able to identify the frequency feeding back.
2. Use proper speaker placement. Keep the mic line upstage of the PA Speakers.
3. Ring out the vocal microphones in the PA.
4. Start with good sounds at the source.
5. Use the right microphone. Pick the right type of mic and pickup pattern for your needs.
6. Use proper mic placement. Close mic’ing is the preferred method in live sound.
7. Understand and implement proper gain structure of your inputs.
8. Use subtractive EQ rather than additive.
9.Understand signal flow to avoid unwanted mechanical feedback.
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