Mundt Music offers pro audio equipment for the garage band, for the studio, and even large live gigs. Whether you need a subwoofer, or a large mixing board, you can find it here. We carry a large assortment of cables, lighting, rackmount gear, and just about anything else you can think of. Stop by and check out our selection.
Live Sound and Recording
After spending the last 6 months practicing at home, arguing about song selection and trying to learn every lick, you finally feel confident enough to get out there and play a real gig. You’re going to need an amplification system of some sort to get your vocals and perhaps some of your instruments loud enough to be heard by the masses.
PA or “Public Address” Systems are commonly used in everyday life. The paging system at the bowling alley, the amplification system the minister uses in church, even the speaker system that the pilot uses to talk to the passengers in a jet …all PA Systems.
The difference is the systems used to reproduce live music are designed for higher fidelity and louder volume than a system that is simply used for announcements.
In order to pick out the right system, it’s critical that you know what your goals are. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you start spending those hard-earned bucks…
Answer these questions and be honest with yourself. Trying to save a few bucks by going with a smaller system than you really need is a bad idea. There’s no money saved if you end up blowing speakers and realize you’ve got to trade-in and move up. You can’t make demands that are more than what a system was designed for. (I promise you, you’ll end up bitter and disappointed.)
Who will you be playing for?
A noisy hard rock audience? A quiet congregation at a religious service? A conversational coffee house? Your dog, Raymond?
What kind of music will you be playing?
Electric Blues? An acoustic duet? Metal? Gospel?
Where will you mostly be playing?
What is the size of the venue(s) that you will be performing in? Small? Large? Inside? Outside? Noisy? Quiet?
How many performers will be going through the system?
Will you be amplifying a full band with drums and bass, or just a vocal and acoustic guitar?
After you’ve put together a mental picture based on the questions above, we can then help you decide which system will work best for you.