[Dixielandjazz] Secrets of Good Sound Revealed

john petters johnpetters at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Jun 11 02:32:23 PDT 2005

Lewis said

>The problem is not with amplifiers but rather how they are (mis)used.  Your
above statement illustrates the problem exactly.  The problem is not the use
of the microphones, but how they are used.  I have a trio that plays in
venues as small as living rooms and as large as parks.  We use a PA system
in all venues, and have never overplayed, over-modulated or distorted.  And,
here is the kicker...I play trumpet >and use a mic for such.


Agreed, but I fail to see why you need to amp a trumpet or anything if you
are playing in a living room. 


John Petters

Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ


-----Original Message-----
From: Custode at aol.com [mailto:Custode at aol.com] 
Sent: 10 June 2005 22:27
To: johnpetters at tiscali.co.uk; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Secrets of Good Sound Revealed


In a message dated 6/10/2005 1:48:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
johnpetters at tiscali.co.uk writes:

Most bands over here play too loud. I
play a little gig in a low ceilinged  venue, with a 3 piece front line, all
blowing into microphones, turned up to the point of distortion. 


So, to all list mates, I suggest proper microphone technique...as opposed to
no amplification.  


Lewis D. Custode, Jr., CLU, ChFC, CASL

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