Hi, I play in a russian music group consisting of 10 players and I've been tasked with
putting together a PA for us to do gigs with. It ideally needs to be as simple and cheap
as possible, with a budget of about 700 quid. I have a Soundcraft 200BVE, an SE1A, a rode
M2 and a D112 already.
I'm thinking for speakers a pair of behringer B212Ds, or
possibly something like this system
if you think it's worth the extra
The problem is how to best mic up the group, as the instruments are so
the type of stuff we play and the instruments.
Our maximum group is 6 domras
(circles) of various sizes, 3 balalaikas (triangles), and a contrabass blalaika (the huge
one at the back).
The options I am considering are:
1) Get a pair of
ok SDCs like Rode M3s to augment the SE1a and have them a bit further away, 1-2m from the
players and D112 on the bass.
2) Get 2 sets of cheapo condensers like the
behringer C4s to have more mics closer to have better gain before feedback. Or several of
these studiospares own brand SDCs
3) Dynamics? We
don't need the ruggedness, and I think the sensitivity possibly isn't enough unless really
4) Any of the above, with a 31 band graphic, or some sort of feedback
We are usually not in the best position in whatever room we happen to
be in, and feedback has often been a problem when we've had borrowed PAs, but we don't
want to blast people away, just be heard.