Re: Shotgun mics
Posted by ...the point is... on 11/6/2019, 11:04 am, in reply to "Re: Shotgun mics"
I think the point is, that those shotgun mics are a rule violation if amplification is only supposed to be allowed for "...solo/small ensemble features". |
Lots of gray area there for sure.....however, the mics that go straight up by the front-drop on the sidelines that are either "hidden" behind it, or 8 feet straight over it, are obviously for the intention of full band amplification, which is explicitly a violation of the rules.
Yes, they still have to make great sounds - however - this is an abuse of the intent of the rule, and gives an inflated sense of dynamic range to the groups.
It is a rule, and people are breaking it. If you have a rule then all should be following it, is all the original poster was saying I think.
Mics and amplification showcase both good and bad sounds. When using any sound reinforcement, the kids still have to produce great sounds.
Lots of shotgun mics at the state prelims today