How to play quieter at gig w. out sacrificing tone quality??

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rviser, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. jdostie

    jdostie Piano User

    Feb 20, 2008
    That makes sense, I was thinking that you'd have the monitor not for your own sound, but to hear how you are blending/mixing - I don't know if this would be called a monitor; I would guess you'd have to pick an appropriate place to put the mic. etc.
  2. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    Hi Rowuk,
    I totally agree that using amplification can have an effect on acoustic playing. However, this effect can be dealt with via practice.

    Unfortunately, amplification is necessary for acoustic instruments if you're playing with guitar players that won't turn it down, drummers who insist on being heard over everything else and synthesizer sounds bouncing off the wall.
    My experience has been: for a long time I tried to keep up with the volume of electric instruments. As a result my sound would suffer and my lip would be tired because I had to play soooooo loud to hear myself.
    I now use a wireless mic with earbuds so I can hear what I'm doing and leave the rest to the sound man and its great!
    In churches and acoustic settings I play without the electric.

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