My 7-piece jazz band would like to reduce the amount of equipment we need in performance (sometimes on a stage, sometimes not, sometimes outdoors). Presently we mic each player, but it's a nuisance. Would it be practical to consider using one or two elevated or other type of "area" mics if we arranged ourselves suitably? If so, what would you recommend?
The VP88 stereo mic would work. Or consider two SM81 mics on a A27M stereo adapter. However, miking at a distance does not allow the PA system to be as nearly loud as when miking up close.