At the sound check, make sure that your microphone is devoid of its stand if you wish to move around or dance during your singing performance. Likewise ask the sound devices specialists for a screen to be put in front of you so that you can hear yourself sing. If you can get your hands on a pair of sound monitor earpiece, that will be better because this will offer you more room to bound around and amuse your audience and fans.
When your band and you as the diva use electronic musical instruments such as the electrical guitar, electrical bass or the microphone etc, performing a sound check is required to stabilize the sound of the instruments and your voice.
Your band members will sound inspect their own instruments and their systems such as the monitor first then you, the vocalist or the singing section will do your own noise check last once the stereo for the musical instruments are already well balanced. Sound check in this series will enable you to hear how you sound when you are in fact singing with your band.
How to sound check the vocalist’s microphone,
It is essential to keep an eye out for consonants or lyrics starting with ‘P’s and ‘B’s. When you are singing loudly into the microphone, these consonants may trigger explosive pop sounds on the microphone. If you believe ‘M’, you will have the ability to avoid ‘please’ and ‘infant’ blowing up from the speakers.
The last sound check – At the end of the sound check session, you and your band need to run through a few tunes. This is done not only because you wish to hear whether the sound is good from the audience perspective but also whether all your band members can hear themselves, the band as a sound and entire from their monitors.
At the sound check, make sure that your microphone is free from its stand if you desire to move around or dance during your singing performance. Sometimes, this might result in loud feed backs (that loud piercing shrieking noise produced by the microphone) so much so that your sound technician or yourself should know where the optimum volume can be before the annoying screeching feedback takes place. The sound technician ought to mark this threshold on his sound board control.
During the crescendo parts of songs, move away from the microphone so that you do not activate feedback and move back in again throughout the softer part of the tunes. By doing this, you are not just able to manage feed backs, you will also not aggravate delicate audience who may not delight in loud singing. On the other hand, when the singing is soft and you are far from your audience, they may not be able to make out exactly what you are singing and that is why you have to move closer to the microphone when the analysis of the tune requires you to sing softly.
Your singing voice when produced by the microphone ought to be louder and above the noises produced by the band so that your voice can bring the songs well and able to represent your feel, song analysis and feelings clearly. Often, this might lead to loud feed backs (that loud piercing screeching noise produced by the microphone) so much so that your sound professional or yourself should know where the maximum volume can be before the annoying screeching feedback happens. The sound service technician needs to mark this threshold on his sound board control.
admin June 16, 2017
Posted In: Music In Your City