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Episode 79 - Microphones: Friend or Foe?
Microphones are not very intelligent. They simply react to their surrounding sonic environment. In this episode I touch on the "one mic" setup for live performances and then go into depth about the art and science of performing in noisy clubs, bars, and joints. Have fun and enjoy the show.
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Extra goodies for this episode:
The outro for this episode is a bit of a live recording of Pony Express playing at El Puente in McDonough, Georgia. I added it just to illustrate how much audience noise really comes through the stage microphones.
What you are hearing was recorded off the board with 8 "live" microphones. As you can easily detect, there is a lot more than just a bluegrass band going through that mixer and on to the house speakers. In a quiet room (no audience or perhaps a concert hall with a quiet audience) it would be vastly different.
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