In this video, Lari goes over the pros and cons of having an on/off switch on your microphone. She also discusses low and high impedance microphones, as well as general pricing guidelines and what to watch for when purchasing a new microphone.
- Okay, a few more features that you're going to want…to think about if you're looking for a live, vocal mic.…The first is an on/off switch.…This seems like maybe not a big deal,…but it actually can be a really huge deal.…If you're using a microphone with an on/off switch…and you accidentally turn it off,…the engineer or the mixer has no control over that,…and so you're talking in and nothing's happening,…and it's because you've accidentally switched…your microphone off.…Most engineers prefer microphones…that don't have an on/off switch…so that the singer can't accidentally turn it off.…
However, if you are running the show,…and you need control,…there are microphones that have,…right on the side of the mic itself,…a switch that will turn it on or off.…So, it's just something to look out for.…The next thing you want to look at is impedance.…There are very inexpensive microphones that you can find,…$19,$29 microphones,…but they're typically high impedance microphones.…If you look at the impedance rating,…you'll see that it's 10,000 or above,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Singing harmony and straight tone
- Crafting your vocal tone
- Using vibrato and messa di voce
- Working with the chest and head voice
- Singing in a low or high register
- Selecting a microphone for live performance and recording
- Understanding the Nashville Number System