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Posted By: Will Fly
13-Mar-15 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Tech: amplifying acoustic ceilidh bands
Subject: RE: Tech: amplifying acoustic ceilidh bands
Les, I would have thought that, with 10, 20 or more players, you'd fill all but the biggest of halls. Presumably your caller uses a PA in any case - just to be heard above the band?

If you really want to go down the amplified route, you'll have to work out who might use mics and who might have DI (Direct Input) into the PA.

Do you have a mixer? Our band has a 16-channel mixer - the sax/melodeon player uses 5 of them - one mic for each side of his two boxes, and one for his sax! We occasionally use an extra muso who plays various instruments, and he brings his own 8-channel sub-mixer - which then plugs into the main mixer. You may want to go down this route... group mixers into a main mixer.