My church seats a small congregation of 150 in a 70 by 70ft space. Gear consists of 10 mics (3wireless and 7wired with 30ft cables and 100ft snake) and 1 keyboard feeding into a Mackie CFX20, into a dbx PA, into a Yorkville amp, into a pair of yorkville E210s main and 4 YX15 monitors. Outside these, there is a drum set without mics and bass guitar with a 400W monitor.
Looking to control the over-imposing dums with a cage, mics, and 700W subwoofer. Also, the wired mics (Shure beta) sound substandard compared with the wireless mics.
Is there anything wrong with the set-up. Thanks for your suggestions.
You say the Beta mics sound substandard compared with the wireless mics.
What make are your wireless ones? Are they also Beta? Are they the same model? Are the microphones you're using condensers or dynamics?
That could be one of the differences of the sound.
In my opinion the Beta series from Shure are fine microphones. I personally own a pair of Beta 58a's to mic my vocals. They sound great. I also own one SM87A that I also use for my vocals. Also a good mic, its a supercardioid condenser. The opposite of the Beta 58, which is a supercardioid dynamic. Condensers produce a more clean sound than dynamics. But dynamics are usually more rugged and durable.
And to your question Is there anything wrong with the set-up?
My answer is I really don't see a problem with it, its quite identical to what my church is currently is running on, except the mixer, PA system and amp.
This is a pretty late response, but isolation of the drums would be a great idea in this size space and application. Getting some control over the volume there will allow you to reduce your monitors (assuming you have some) and also your overall house.
We have a bigger space and I always had major issues with the drums being to loud before mics. Thus my monitors would get jacked and then I had to overcome the stage sound, "bounceback-muddyness" with a cranked house.
After much debate, we went to an electronic drum set by Roland. After a few more months of debate and tweaking, it has turned out to be a great choice for us and the drummers (who were die hard acoustic set guys), have fallen in love with it.
Some good compression technique may also help your drums sound better. It's a guess, but many wireless mic sets have built in compression and that could be a difference that you are hearing.
We have two Stage Spots, Trouperette II (45002). Anyone have a manual to share? Scan or mail, either would work. We have no information.
There's a PDF manual for the T-III at the wiki entry Trouperette - ControlBooth . I can't recall the difference between the T3 and T2; I think the T2 may have been a 650W lamp?