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Miking a Harmonium in demanding conditions.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:26 am    Post subject: Miking a Harmonium in demanding conditions. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi, these last two years I've been singing in a choir, which is a brilliant experience for me, having mainky played loud solo and band gigs for the last 30-odd years. Over the last year or so, we've been working with a composer and organist who has composed a mass based on folk fiddle tunes and religious songs, the fiddle tunes having been reworked to fit the Latin mass lithurgy. I've been asked to take along my live rig to try and get a more balanced sound between the choir, the fiddler, the flute player - cum singer (amazing Swedish singer called Emma Johansson) and my own acoustic guitar.
Because of time constraints, and the fact that I never bother with monitors on my solo gigs anyway, we don't run monitor speakers, only two FOH columns. Now, the harmonium is a bit of a problem, because it's such a quiet instrument, and the organist is also the composer and does a lot of co-conducting, so he needs to be placed in front of the choir. This obviously leads to me having to work hard to get as much signal from the harmonium without it all feeding back horribly. After this last concert I was so frustrated I declared myself ready to pack it all in, but of course, that's too drastic.
My question, therefore, IS: Does anyone have any experience with contact mics for harmoniums? If yes, should I go cheap and cheerful or upmarket and horribly expensive?

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