Mic into Keyboard Amp: Should I get a mixer?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by stamper, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. stamper

    stamper Member

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    So I need some advice on how to make my singer's sound a little better. It's not actually my singer, it's my girlfriend and we have a little duo project that we've been writing songs for. We don't have much cash and as of late she has just been singing with her mic plugged into a keyboard amp, though the amp has no mixing options besides "high" and "low." We'd especially like some reverb... So should we get a small mixer to go between mic and amp or something else? I don't know anything about mic'ing singers or live sound...I just play the gee-tar! Some reliable and affordable product recommendations would also be much appreciated!
     
  2. EchoFilter

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    A small mixer and a small powered speaker would be great for you. I know some members here might put me on blast for saying this, but if you are on a tight budget, look into used Behringer gear. When I was just starting out, I used a lot of Behringer stuff and the only issue I had was that I didn't really know what I was doing! The mic preamps on their mixers are not professional quality, but they will suffice for a small duo project like yours. And a lot of the Behringer boards have built in effects, so you can get the reverb that you are looking for. Again, the effects are not superb quality, but they will do in a pinch. Depending on the size of venue that you are going to be playing, a single powered 10" would probably work just fine.
     
  3. EchoFilter

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    Something like this could work for a mixer. And maybe something like this for a speaker.
     

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