Monday, September 8, 2014
MARCHING BAND PRO AUDIO - PART ONE
by Brett Palen
Pro Audio equipment has long been a mainstay in DCI and large school marching shows, but it is quickly finding its way into every marching program in the nation. When dealing with sound reinforcement equipment, it is important to learn the basics of gain structure in order to keep the "signal to noise ratio" at its optimum percentage. Here is a simple procedure, directly taken from the "Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook", to ensure that you have, in fact, taken as much power from the microphone as possible before using amplification from another part of the mixing console, thus reducing noise.
By following this simple process, you will keep unnecessary noise from entering your signal path, and ultimately from reaching the ears of the audience!
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