Hi all. Our band played our first real show the other night. As usual, couldn't hear the vocals out of the monitors. The sound guy said I needed a condenser mic because of my low voice. But he puts trash bags over the monitors too, which is kind of frign odd I think. He swapped out my OM7 that I brought for one of his mics (non condenser) and wasn't much better.
My bass player who has been in other bands tells me to just get use to not being able to hear anything when you play out. I did just get a $1200 seinhauser (spelling I know) wireless IEM system with custom molded Westone AC2's but I haven't used them out yet. Just getting the feel for playing live at different places.
We've been featured at many different open mics and the sound systems are all the same. The monitor tone is just horrible and nobody can hear anything anybody else does.
At home, in my basement, we rehearse at a super high volume. Like small club volume and I can hear myself fine out of my QSC K12.
I would think that a condenser mic for live use would be stupid with drums and bass. Half our sh*t is heavy (distortion) the other 1/2 acoustic based, but still a condenser mic?