Mt.Lassen Theatre Remodel

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by GMeinhardt, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. GMeinhardt

    GMeinhardt Member

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    Theatre Director, Musician
    Hello from far Northern California!

    So glad to have found this forum. I'm a Theatre Director and Musician (retired HS Science teacher) responsible for an entire theatre remodel with only nominal experience in tech. Excited about the remodel but sometimes baffled at the challenges of merging this old building with new tech. A church meets here every Sunday and I'm its music director so it gives me a chance to do lots of live performance before its converted into a larger theatre for drama and concerts. So, I'm cutting my teeth on a small worship team and ensemble sound needs : )

    Question- would like to do a choir mic on a boom stand as the ceiling is super high- and the ensemble will probably remain small (less than 10 people). They sing with a small band on a relatively small stage. Any recommendations?

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  2. macsound

    macsound Well-Known Member

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    San Francisco, CA
    welcome to CB on your first post!

    What are the acoustics like? Micing a choir with a band playing behind them is tough if the room is live as you'll get tons of reverberation of the live band in the choir mics.

    My first choice for an ensemble is an AKG 414. Switchable polar patterns and sensitive large element is very nice for a few people in a semicircle.
    Considering that's probably way too expensive for a small church, start with a beta 58 on a straight stand, 90 degrees to the floor at mouth height.
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  3. TimMc

    TimMc Well-Known Member

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