Have you experienced performing the worst gig of your lives due to sound system problems? There are so many factors that might affect it but here are some tips just to make sure you don’t experience screwing up on your gigs because of a lousy P.A. system.
- There are so many sources that result in blurry sound. However, and almost all the time, it is always an amplified instrument. Guitar amps are usually the suspect. This is because guitar players always turn up their amps after the first song, because they find it hard to hear themselves as they begin to play those first few chords.
- To rule out this problem, always give the guitar player more of himself in his monitor mix. This will keep him from turning up on stage. Thus, you will be able to get a clear, legible vocal sound over everything else. The reason is that the guitar and vocal frequencies operate within similar ranges, but the guitar is always louder. So, if you can get the guitar at a reasonable volume onstage, you will have plenty of gain before feedback with your vocal channel at the front – of – house.