Two of the biggest microphone choice and placement challenges for House of Worship sound techs are the lav mic on the pastors dress shirt or collar and the mic (or mics...) on the acoustic piano. Jamie Rio has been dealing with both challenges for year and is here to give you some tips on both.
We have three for your approval. First, an affordable wireless from Shure. The BLX give you two mics, two receivers in one rack space and keeps it all simple and within the typical HOW budget. Second, the Mackie SRM redefined the speaker-on-a-stick almost 20 years ago. Time for a refresh. Finally an oldie but goodie. The Portico 5045. A magic feedback reducer from Yamaha and Rupert Neve.
Let's call the theme here, "harmony." Lisa Popeil shows how to sing it, Hector La Torre tells how to keep the audio team in it, Bob Langlois tells about how it gets between Art and Science, Bob Lindquist tells how to keep it between wealth the techs and musicians want and what is in the budget and Martin Frey tries to re-establish a bit of it between those who believe and those who don't believe... in compression on the main L/R bus