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Thread #72464   Message #1249471
Posted By: jimmyt
17-Aug-04 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Accoustic or Plugged
Subject: RE: Tech: Accoustic or Plugged
LIke I said, I agree that the BEST sound for my group is totally acoustic, in a circle where we can hear what we are singing and playing. Having said that, unfortunately we are forced to play larger venues where it is impractical to perform acoustically. So we go to the best compromise, a PA system that amplifies our voices and instruments in as sensitive a manner as possible, trying to maintain the qualities we strive for when we are totally acoustic. I do lots of live theater, so I am aware of projecting to be understood in the back row. Unfortunately I recently did a play where we were forced to use body mikes. Is it as good? is it as intimate? probably not, but there were 1300 people in the theater of whom 1000 of them would have been pretty miffed having bought a ticket to not hear.

I agree with you in theory, but I think you are oversimplifying with your premise that all you need to do is project, listen and blend. ALthough these are all factors, you also need to be heard, and in most cases, with the proper sound quality.