eythoralex wrote:Hi, after about a month I have to Mix a concert witch is going to take up all of my 32 channels. One part of that are background vocals consisting of 12 members but I don't think I will have enough channels to Mic them up independently. Are there any good Mic techniques with maby a pair or two of condenser mic's or shotgun mic's? Keep in mind this is a small/medium sized venue, so I want to keep the mics as close to the vocals as possible for the most gain.
Depending where they are located you should be able to mike a backing group with a pair. The real question is how and where to put them.
If they are arranged 5 4 3 back to front that would seem best.
6x6 and certainly 12x1 would cause more problems.
Can you put mike stands in front of them? An AB pair should work.
You really need the mikes close so as to stop the rest of the concert sources from overwhelming the BG singers mikes with their content.
If you use a shotgun it might tend to miss much of the BG singers or else pick up too much from other sources.
If you are using all 32 channels that sounds like a large venue not a small or even medium.