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Gary Bowling:
I am considering changing our vocals mics for live performance. We're a rock band with medium loud sound with everything mic'd.

We currently use Audix OM7 mics, which are pretty good and very good at rejection. However, for optimum use, they require the performer to be extremely close to the mic. Basically lips touching the mic. Our guitarist/lead singer has a hard time with that. He does great in practice, but in a show he gets more animated and creating a "show" and has a hard time keeping right on the mic.

Due to not properly using the mic, the FOH guy tends to start increasing the mic volume to compensate which tends to create a lot of drum/cymbal bleed. So maybe something that works well at 2-4 inches would be better. I think in the long run we'll get less bleed and have more consistent vocals.

Of course the best answer would be for the singer to do a better job. But it's a trade off, the fans like how he commands the room and performs a great show. To date we haven't been successful at getting him to do both. He's either doing a great show and not always as tight on the mic, or standing there like a stick in the mud and doing a great job on the mic. The show is more important, but we would like to optimize for that situation.

We were thinking of trying the AKG C7's, but don't have any experience with them and live in an area where borrowing/finding one to try is impossible.

Opinions on that mic for our situation would be great. And general opinions on how to best handle this situation would also be great.

Thanks in advance.

Gabo

Joris Jans2:
have you tried if a good old SM58 gives better results? not in rejection, but perhaps you don't have to push it so much so the end result could be better then the OM7

Gary Bowling:

--- Quote from: Joris Jans2 on November 11, 2019, 09:52:41 am ---have you tried if a good old SM58 gives better results? not in rejection, but perhaps you don't have to push it so much so the end result could be better then the OM7

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We have not. Our singer has a bit of a low voice and benefits from a mic with a bit of a bright sound, so our choice of mics thus far have been geared towards that. But not a bad idea, I might be able to borrow one of those.

Gabo

Dave Garoutte:
Handheld wireless or headset?

Gary Bowling:

--- Quote from: Dave Garoutte on November 11, 2019, 03:46:59 pm ---Handheld wireless or headset?

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Just a wired vocal mic on a stand  ;)  Any opinions on the AKG C7?

Gabo

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