Miking a choir - outside using sound reinforcement

FAQ #2661 Updated October 30, 2008

Question:

Which microphone, and how many, would you recommend using to best mic a choir of 30 on risers, outdoors using sound reinforcement for a crowd of 300 people? any suggestions for placement or other ideas for success would be greatly appreciated

Answer:

Two cardioid condenser mics of the same model, each with the A81WS windscreen. Mount both on the Shure A27M stereo mic mount with the mics in an X-Y positioning (explained on the A27M sheet).

Learn more about choir miking in the Houses of Worship book.

See the following link: How do I mic a choir?

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