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  1. 1. Look after your body - it's your instrument 2. Find a good vocal coach in your area that can teach you to sing in a safe way for your style
  2. Somewhere around there yeah, but you also have to 'work' the mic so the best singers will move the mic around a little ..so if it's a note you need to belt out they might draw the mic away from their mouth so it doesn't distort with the extra volume. This is the pickup pattern for the SM58 - https://www.shure.eu/musicians/discover/educational/polar-patterns Perhaps we should make a microphone especially for use in dry spaces..call it the SLM-58
  3. Depends on the venue really..if you can get them 6ft in front of you that's usually more than enough but you don't always have that luxury Watch this
  4. Yes HF absorption can be an issue but it's generally with larger crowds of people, I don't think it will matter for pub gig - I have don'e everything from 40 people in a pub to 2000 people in a field and I think you will be better off lowering them for now. Yes that sounds like feedback or howl round as we call it. so the sound from the speakers goes back into the mic, get amplified again ..back out the speakers..etc. it's a feedback loop. Common fixes are to make sure you are well behind the speakers at the gig so the sound coming from them doesn't get back into your mic In a small practice space this may be unavoidable so you just have to turn it down or pull back the hi EQ as this is where it happens the most You can get units that kill the feedback electronically but it's not worth it for pub gigs you should be able to manage it You can also get mics that have a hypercardoid pickup pattern so they pick up less of the sound from around the room and only what is closer to the mic which can help, I used to have the AKC C1000 which has one of those and sometimes I had to use it for the singer. Most of the time we could use the 58 though. I would try to use a dedicated music player then if it is causing problems instead of a PC which can often go wrong at inconvenient moments. The laptop could be overheating, I can't really think what else it would be
  5. The pitching issue is pretty much the same across all of them so I think you have some work to do , maybe have a chat with your singing teacher about it next time and see what they suggest - They may be working on it without you knowing and guiding you towards exercises to help but not trying to hurt your feelings in the process by calling you out on it. All down to different personality types really. I would say you can learn to be a lot better within 6-9 months
  6. Yeah you will need a rehearsal room to try them out properly , maybe you can video the rehearsal and see how it comes out
  7. Definitely some issues with the pitching. Preacher Man starts off okay but the word " along "..it slides off pitch and goes flat.." When they gather round " starts out off key quite a bit ..I don't think you get back until " look into my eyes "..but I think generally when it's off you are flat. I also notice certain words jump out in volume " EVER reach me "..makes it sound uncontrolled / out of balance How to fix it ? Know the song and know all the notes of the melody. It sounds like you don't know what some of them are supposed to be. I would have thought a good singing teacher would be working on this with you ? I know mine does..slows it right down and goes over the notes slowly on the piano and gets me to match them until they are embedded and then speeds it back up again. Do you practice scales on different sounds ? That should help if you do them daily ..if you are struggling there are ear/pitch training courses yo can find online. Playing an instrument helps as well..a guitarist can spot an out of tune guitar easily..same with a pianist etc.
  8. Talking of which how's it going , did you make your video yet ?
  9. [QUOTE=New2;n32522163]Think I will go second hand as if I have to upgrade later I can sell the speakers and not looe half my money[/QUOTE] Yes that's probably a wise option, some venues do have their own PA's as well
  10. [QUOTE=New2;n32522150] But I get the impression that there are not so many muppit sound engineers as muppit musicians (lucky you LOL) [/QUOTE] No probably a lot lot less. They don't tend to like the spotlight.
  11. Also. Why not rotate your backdrop 90 degrees as we won't be seeing down to the floor, That would mean you can do your two shots from the side without running out of backdrop in the shot.
  12. [QUOTE=New2;n32521992] Rehearsing in an abandoned railway hut But I though with all the gigs you have done there must of been plenty outdoor based in open fields type that no electricity was the norm, so you may of know different ways to supply it that was all[/QUOTE] We did some outdoor festivals and they had big massive generators
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