Jim Besser Posted October 16, 2016 Share Posted October 16, 2016 (edited) Here we go again... I'm looking for a new microphone solution. I've burned through 3 Microvoxes in the last few years ; they work for a while, then the wiring gets wonky and unreliable, usually failing in the middle of a gig. A gooseneck solution probably isn't practical for me; mostly, I play in dance bands and I switch concertinas (CG to Gd to baritone) frequently, sometimes in the middle of a set. Two regular mics , one on each side, makes some sense, but I get the pulsing effect from the varying distance to the mic as the bellows move in and out. So what I'm left with: a single mic in the middle. As we've discussed many times, this is a less than optimum solution. What I'm wondering: is there a particular model of microphone that might do better in this configuration than the very mundane Shure sm57 and similar units? Something with a pickup pattern that would be suitable for an instrument that pushes sound out the sides? Obviously I don't want something omnidirectional - don't want to pick up all the ambient stage noise. But also don't want something highly directional. Has anybody found a microphone that works reasonably well this way? Yes, I know two goosenecks and a belt mixer will produce better sound, but for what I do, I just don't that's practical. I should add that for most dances, I'm at the mercy of the sponsoring group's (often antiquated) equipment and their sound people. Generally, they use very standard, low end mics. Bringing my own mic is one of few things I can control. Hoping for some help here! jb Edited October 17, 2016 by Jim Besser Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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