MCs: Mic Question

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by SMDtheMC, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. SMDtheMC

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    Have you ever found a wireless mic that works as well as or even close to as well as a plugged in SM57?
     
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    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    Nope. I've found wireless mic's to be annoying and just not as good. I use Shure but I always forget the model, I'll found out what it is!
     
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    Stick with wired, theres very little pros of using a wireless mic to be honest. SM58 for the win, solid, decently priced, work well, bargain.
     
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    Do mc's bring there own microphones to raves, like dj do the headphones and cartridges?

    Just a random question I always wondered.
     
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    Yea, I prefer the 57 but the 58 is just as good, only reason I ask about the wireless is I have a show tonight where the place is a unique setup and the promoters are askin' me what wireless to get...thanks
     
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    Most do, in my experience
    I never trust the mics some of these people have, or if they'll even have one...it's like my mastercard
     
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    I dont like the 57 for vocals, wicked mic for amps/snare drums etc but never been keen on using it for vocals.

    Just go for a trusted brand (shure, akg etc) and all should be fine.

    As for mc's taking their own mics with them, never a bad idea, most places should be able to offer decent mics but its not worth counting on! Its always worth getting in touch with the venue/engineers to A:Check what they're actualy running, and B:Let them know if your bringing anything unusual (or anything at all to be safe). One thing I really hate is being sent a tech spec, setting up for it, only for someone to turn up and say "oh actualy I've got my Oboe with me, can you sort a mic for that?!"
     
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    Depends on the promoter, the night, and the MC. Alot of MC's don't want to take their favourite mic to a rave with them, for obvious reasons. For some smaller, more intimate nights though, it's more possible.