Microphone and amp for vocal practice
March 29, 2008 5:52 AM Subscribe
Trying to choose a microphone / preamp / amp for a vocalist to use when practicing with a band.
posted by mmoncur to media & arts (8 answers total)
My wife sings vocals in our band, and we need a decent way to amplify her voice. The other instruments are electronic drums, guitar, and bass, each of which have their own amp. We're currently plugging a cheap Peavey dynamic mic into one of the drum monitor inputs, but we'd like something better.
Which type of microphone is best for practicing in a small room with other instruments? We don't want feedback but we want to be able to hear the vocals clearly.
Should we get a separate amp/speaker just for vocals, or a preamp to plug them in with the drums? Ideally she wants to add a bit of reverb to the vocals, or at least a bit of warmth.
This is strictly for practice, but if any equipment we purchase were useful in future recording or live situations it would be a bonus.
Note: I'm pretty much aware of the difference between condenser and dynamic mics, and pickup patterns, but I don't know what's best for this particular situation.