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Need to mic flute, melodica, and harmonica on one mic
Old 5th August 2005
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Need to mic flute, melodica, and harmonica on one mic

I'm starting a session tonight where there is a multi-intstrumentalist in the band that plays flute, melodica, and harmonica and switches between them for different parts of different songs. I can't afford to set up three different mics because I'm already maxed out on channels for all the other instruments in the band. Some of the mics I have that are not already being used on other instruments are:

Shure 545
Oktava MC012

I was thinking that the RE16 might work. What would you guys choose as the best compromise?

Old 5th August 2005
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I'd personally use either the U99 or the MC012.
Old 5th August 2005
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Yes, I'd probably use the Octavia in that list as well...
treat it like a vocal essentially.

I'd position the mic in about the right post for the flute and then let him maneouvre himself into position for the other two.

or if he's an experienced guy, ASK him where's a good spot to put the mic so he can make the switches.
A good guy will show you; and either way you will have enlisted his cooperation in making it work.

the only slightly tricky thing is that both flute and melodica want the mic looking down at them, while harmonica wants the mic more straight on.
Old 5th August 2005
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Thanks for the reply. I was just thinking about what you mentioned about the flute and melodica wanting the mic loooking down. The harmonica will live with the compromised position. It's only on one song evidently.

Okay Oktava it is. Thanks!

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