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Choir Mics Condenser Microphones
Old 16th September 2011
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Choir Mics

Anyone have a favorite choir mic? I need to mic about 70 people. Currently my church was sold some Astatic choir sticks (not my choice I HATE THEM) and we are looking to toss them and get something new. I need something in the $ 300-400 each range. The building is extremely noisy (we are meeting in a gym). A/C and Lights are loud. System is underpowered and room is not treated but we have to deal with it for now. What would you think about using shotguns? Too narrow of a pattern?
Old 16th September 2011
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Pair of cardioids. Not sure I'd buy for a room as ****ty as that though. Unless you are going to do this kind of thing more often, in which case a pair of SDC condensers with all the capsules, or at least omni and cardioid.
Old 17th September 2011
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I don't really have a choice. The current setup is terrible. I have to get something better. Although not perfect and the room certainly needs work this is a "baby step". thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them out.
Old 17th September 2011
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maybe try some of the Audix microbooms. i wouldn't call them my "favorite", but we have sold them to several of our church customers for choir use, and the results have been pleasing.

asthetically speaking, they are easy to position without ending up an eyesore to the congregation.
Old 17th September 2011
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Originally Posted by theaudioman View Post
Anyone have a favorite choir mic? I need to mic about 70 people. Currently my church was sold some Astatic choir sticks (not my choice I HATE THEM) and we are looking to toss them and get something new. I need something in the $ 300-400 each range. The building is extremely noisy (we are meeting in a gym). A/C and Lights are loud. System is underpowered and room is not treated but we have to deal with it for now. What would you think about using shotguns? Too narrow of a pattern?
I got good results on a choir of 40 in a similar situation using my sm81 pair, which are in your price range ($350 each).
Old 17th September 2011
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Check out the sennheiser i30h-s, its a super-cardioid and will pick up less noise and feedback than a regular cardioid choir mic. Its about the only choir mic in your budget.
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