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Beta 87 a picks up the entire stage sound (including drums) and my mix sounds muddy.

I have four beta 87a mikes. The problem is that when I solo each mike at the mixer, I hear the entire stage, drums, bass,.....everything. I installed a presonus acp 88 (which I have no experience using) but I still can't seem to get rid of the bleeding.

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They are condensor mics and will get alot more of the background bleed

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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    Graeme Ross Jun 30, 2008

    you may need to reduce the gain somewhat to help reduce this problem. Are you using the microphones for vocal work. They should have great performance used as a handheld vocal mic. You need to go through each performer, and set levels for for peak input. Adjust the channel gain down to a point when the mic is loudly spoken into, until you have no overload light up on that channel. very occasional flash is ok. If you set each channel in this manner with just one vocalist at a time(a sound check) you should have no problems with levels.As for the bleed from the rest of the band, there will always be some there, and is not so much of an issue. If you wish for less, a dynamic type ,it will pull in less bleed, but not offer the excellent performance of the beta 87a



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