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Whilst some genres of music are fortunate to work in venues that have in-house systems, the majority of working singers and musicians cannot rely on clubs, pubs and venues to have adequate equipment, so its worth taking the time to learn what is the best set up for your requirements and how to use it to its best effect.
For the complete newcomer we have an easy to follow guide to equipment required for public performances, basic set up instructions, advice on how to use a mixing desk and tips on getting the best sound for your performances.
If you already have a basic understanding of P. Equipment and require more advanced information and advice, there are plenty of excellent sites that offer technical explainations and diagrams.
Details and links to these can be found in our Equipment Links. Visitors with relevent sites are welcome to send their details for inclusion.
If you are an experienced singer or musician you will not require the info, however, you may find the wavelength calculator, links to equipment retailers, online speaker design applet and technical advice helpful, and there are extensive links to musical instrument manufactures, musical, sound and pro-audio equipment manufacturers, dealers, support, advice and more at Electric Blues Club Equipment section and why not browse our Free Music Software Downloads Page which has tons of useful programs for singers and musicians Newest additions to this section are 'Sound Advice' which provides some basic instructions on how to use a mixing desk, how to get the best sound at acoustic and electric gigs, plus the new Wavelength Calculator for the techies!!
A and Musical Equipment you will require and basic set up advice is only a small part of this section, which may take some time to construct so please pop back often!! Equipment Requirements The amount and type of equipment you will need, depends on where you intend to perform and the size of your act.
Of course you can be completely acoustic and sing unaccompanied, but even the most powerful singer needs amplification for a band or orchestral performance. If, like many musicians, you are unable to afford a P.
System, there are other options available: Work in venues with In House Systems Work in venues with In House Bands Join an established band or musician who have their own equipment When purchasing any type of musical equipment it is worth aiming for the most powerful and best quality you can afford.
If possible try to make sure you have spares available for the inevitable unforseen breakdown - extra mic, speaker and power leads are a 'must have' and should be included when calculating your budget. Types of Players Most Solo's and Duo's work with backing tracks. The following list gives a few 'player' options to help you choose which is best for your act: Some MP3 players are cheap to buy which means ability to carry a backup in case of loss or failure of main player.
Apps to help musicians select songs available for Android and Apple Tablets. Digital files can skip or miss during playback or become corrupted. Access to files on flashdrives are limited to the facilities on the player used. Easy to drop and break. Midi Controlled Devices using floppy disks, i.
PRO'S - Midifiles can be easily configured to your requirements.
Changing the pitch, speed, volume, velocity and adding, muting or re-allocating instrument sounds are all options you can access with a good music software package. Before you rush out to purchase a commercial package, try out their free demo versions and some of the many excellent freeware programs like Massiva.
CON'S - Data on floppy disks can become corrupted and you need some musical and technical knowledge to use them effectively. CD Players, now available with record and rewrite facilities, uses Many high street shops sell commercial karaoke backing cd's or they can be purchased with tracks specific to your requirements.
CON'S - Have a tendancy to jump, sensitive to temperature changes and transporting. Commercial packages often record the tracks in easy to sing keys which may not be the same as the artists original.
Customised CD companies pre-mix the tracks so ensure you pick the right key!February 21, Dr. Jalajas The Temperamental Talent Case After reading “The Case of the Temperamental Talent” the way that Ken acted can be related to the articles found in the textbook, “On the Realization of Human Potential: A Path with a Heart” and “The Balancing Act-at Work and at Home”.
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