If you are just starting out, looking at buying a PA, or even just upgrading your microphones, the task can be daunting so I thought I’d share a bit of knowledge in picking the right microphone for your PA without breaking the bank.
Picking the right microphone can be made into a simple task by having a look at what you do and what you want to achieve.
You can of course purchase a microphone for every situation if you want, and have a fair bit of cash stored to do this.
Or you can keep it simple and pick a couple of different microphone types that will suit many different situations and uses.
I use to play live more than recording so the choice of microphones to cover vocals and instruments was pretty much all that was needed.
I/we used Shure in pretty much all of the bands I was in after we started to play regular pug and tavern gigs.
Shure are a great microphone brand, I still have the original ones I bought and can pretty much guarantee that when I get the urge to set up the PA and give it nudge I just plug them in and they still perform as new after years and years of use and travel.
There were the 2 options, again this keeps the selection down for you and if your main vocalist wants to fork out for a premium vocal microphone they can.