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    which mic for choir

    which mic for church choir, condenser or dynamic ? are electret condenser good enough ?.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Condenser is usually prefered because of the greater sensitivity, Unidirectional (Cardioid, or a supercard if you need more reach and more ambient noise rejection). Electret v. Phantom power? Hmm. Do you have a particular electret in mind?
    Last edited by penniesfromheaven; 26th Nov 2007 at 08:00.
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    What is your room layout like? Where can you put mics? embedded? above? below? distant? on stands in front? one per? just a few?
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    What is your room layout like? Where can you put mics? embedded? above? below? distant? on stands in front? one per? just a few?
    No, i haven't decided yet, i was thinking about Shure "stick" or AKG "shotgun" ones but they are way too expensive as we need at least 4 of these(one for each part) .

    We are using 12 SM58's(all on stands) at Church (standard Anglican Choir stall), well these are somewhat ok, but we plan to conduct services in the open + reduce the number of mics, put new mics either from above or below.

    I've looked @ the el cheapo electret ones for vocals (1000ohms imp, 20-18k freq resp , chineese manufactures bluff a lot ), i'm sure they aren't even worth looking.

    any other recommendations ?.

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    You could use some shotguns, strategically pointed, or you may be able to hang and/or hide lavs in/around the choir stall. (Note, the setup for this would depend on where the output goes to and how)
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    The trouble is, i'm selftaught in this and have no experience in choosing mics for choirs. Now i'm in-charge and don't want to make the same expensive mistakes the previous fellow did in choosing mics.

    Can you recommend a good one for our needs (use the same mics for indoor and outdoor purposes if possible). Are these el cheapo(i guess they're around $30 ) shotguns i've mentioned earlier worth considering for testing ?.

    Shure Easyflex series, should i go for boundary type or gooseneck/overhead type ?. Here is my plan,

    get atleast 2 condenser mics for weaker parts.
    use the existing SM58s for others.
    use a super/hypercardioid(depending on availability & price ) shotgun for soloists.

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    I've located a pretty good reference that may help you out. I've used it for training volunteers at my own church. Take a look at
    this link. Maybe it will give you some ideas. At the least it will give you some technical knowledge. Study it and get back to us.
    'I think my intimate relationship with electronics started as a child when I was playing with a screwdriver and a wall plug, Doc, and...'

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    from 4 years experience with both miking and singing in choirs i've found that although they're more expensive mikes like the AKG condensers are best as they are the most sensitive and reliable for good choir amp. if there are any alternatives though i'd love to hear about them

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