sessions with mics
A continuation of the thread on banjo amplification.
……..recently I’ve found myself doing a session in a large pub that is sooo crowded and noisy that we have to set up ‘communal’ mics in the center of the circle. This was in response to the pub owner’s request, as well as many of the musicians who complained about not being able to hear themselves. Once that happened it seemed a natural evolution to move to an on-board mic/pickup system for myself and the accordion player (both of us being ‘required attendees’). I admit that the idea of mics at a session was abhorent to me originally but it has actually worked out pretty well.
Perhaps this is fodder for a ‘serious’ thread. Any other mic’d sessions out there??? And if so, how do you handle it??? Techically and emotionally 🙂