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    Alternatives to PA speakers might increase intelligibility

    It's often difficult to understand children talking in a stage play because of muddy room acoustics and poorly designed PA systems that feed back easily. Wireless headworn mics can help, but not every school can afford them or control them effectively. So floor mics are used instead. How about...
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    How to use crown pcc-160

    Some floor mics do not use a tiny XLR connector at the microphone. The cable is permanently attached so it can be stepped on without damage. Here is an example: http://www.bartlettaudio.com/collections/stage-floor-mics/products/stage-mic-c-1
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    Problems with floor mics

    Here is an article on preventing feedback with floor mics or hanging mics: http://www.bartlettaudio.com/pages/preventing-feedback-with-floor-mics
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    PCC vs. PZM preferences

    Here is an article on omnidirectional boundary mics (such as the Crown PZM): http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/3799/files/boundary_mics_a9abcfe4-9502-4ccf-a277-65df0b61c770.pdf?1690 Here is an article on undirectional boundary mics (such as the Crown PCC-160 or Bartlett Audio Stage Floor...
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    PCC vs. PZM preferences

    The TM-125C is now called the Stage Floor Mic C, and it is available from www.bartlettaudio.com
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    PCC 160 vs. TM-125 boundary mics

    The TM-125 is now called the Stage Floor Mic. It is available at www.bartlettaudio.com
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    Audio Tutorials - fav links

    Wikipedia article on boundary microphones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PZM_%28microphone%29
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    Audio Tutorials - fav links

    Updates 9-26-13: Various audio articles are at http://www.bartlettaudio.com/pages/learn-more-about-audio Theater sound system basics for beginners, aimed at schools using floor mics: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/3799/files/theater_sound_system_basics_1.pdf?1492
  9. Collaborative Articles Feedback Prevention with Floor Mics

    Gain-before-feedback can be roughly calculated based on mic placement and loudspeaker placement. An article on a "PAG-NAG" feedback calculator is here:
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    Feedback Prevention with Floor Mics

    Gain-before-feedback can be roughly calculated based on mic placement and loudspeaker placement. An article on a "PAG-NAG" feedback calculator is here: http://www.bartlettmics.com/newsletter/newsletter_12-12.pdf Here are ten tips to help you get the maximum volume from floor mics or hanging...
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    Instrument mics on a budget recommendations - live sound

    Brass: Ribbon mics usually sound great on brass because the mics' high-frequency rolloff takes the edge off the sound. Check out Beyerdynamic M160, Cascade Fat Head II, Royer 121. Drums overhead: Small-diaphragm cardioid condensers ... AKG 451 or similar, even the Behringer B5. Grand piano...
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    Best location for a lav mic to mic acoustic guitar

    As a recording engineer and microphone designer, I recommend putting the mic halfway between the sound hole and bridge, about 1 inch from the low E string. A typical lavalier mic has a high-frequency rise which you might want to roll off with EQ around 10 kHz. If you need more gain before...
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    High School Sound guide

    Here are some articles on various aspects of theater sound that might be helpful for your guide, or might be some good reference material. You might need to copy and paste each URL into your browser, rather than clicking on each link. Preventing Wireless-Mic Dropouts | L2PNet.com [Preventing...
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    floor mics

    Another method that improves rear rejection of floor mics (at least at high frequencies) is to put a 2-foot-square piece of 4" thick acoustic foam behind each microphone. The foam piece lies flat on the stage floor. In the link below, search for "Baffles Improve PCC Rear Rejection". It's an...