I need some help here. I'm playing a few songs for a friend's wedding. Simple PA setup with two speakers for vocals and electric guitar through my Ghia with 2x10" speakers. The room is wider than it is long so a lot of sound will have to be dispersed to the sides. The audience will be about 150 people and outdoors in a somewhat enclosed tent.
Will the Ghia be enough to fill the space or should I mike it so that it can be heard with the vocals through the PA speakers?
The Ghia certainly has enough volume, but for a wide, outdoor gig like that, you might mic the Ghia and point your mains more toward each side than up the middle; that way your Ghia is heard by the folks on the wings also....
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Post by wubberdubber on Aug 24, 2016 11:07:56 GMT -7
I'd mic it and put just enough in the p.a. to give it more presence in the room (uhhh....tent)...that's what the p.a. is for. Maddog is right...point speakers away from you at about 45 degree angles and you should be fine.
Post by The Bad Poodle on Aug 25, 2016 11:53:28 GMT -7
agree on the mic'ing but question how to turn the speakers. I've always turned the speakers in, crossing them so that you get full coverage in the room including the center. if you turn them out to the sides, what's going to fill the center???
Post by Rockerfeller on Aug 25, 2016 14:33:37 GMT -7
My Philosophy is the same as what these guys are saying. If you're playing outdoor mic the amp. It will cover more territory and if you don't need the crank the amp and make it to loud for the people right in front of you.
I just want to let you know that everything sounded great at the gig last night. I kept the Ghia at a modest volume, miked it with an SM57, and crossed the speakers to cover the audience. I'm glad I came here for advice, it helped to make for a great evening. I'm definitely hooked on this miking the amp thing. Thanks everybody!
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