#1
Im looking to get a mic so I can sing over the drums. Im just wondering what exactly would you need to buy? The mic obviously but does it plug into a normal amp or what? Not really sure how it works.
#2
Well, it takes talent to sing.

/smartass answer

Usually singers want to buy a PA system and a microphone. If you want to go the cheap and not so great sounding way, buy a keyboard or bass amp.
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Quote by Alex Vik
Well, it takes talent to sing.

/smartass answer

Usually singers want to buy a PA system and a microphone.


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#4
i would reccomend getting 2 cables, XLR to XLR, and XLR to 1/4 inch. the first one can plug into a mixer, and the second can plug into a cheap amp

a singer i kno actualy uses a spider III for his amp, that way he can use a cool reverb and that stuff
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a singer i kno actualy uses a spider III for his amp, that way he can use a cool reverb and that stuff


Most mixers have basic delay and reverb effects built in.
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#6
PA system + microphone.

I would definitely stray away from Behringer. I have yet to use a product of theirs that I would deem 'good'.
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It's honestly going to be QUITE expensive to buy a PA that'll have you heard over drums.
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It's honestly going to be QUITE expensive to buy a PA that'll have you heard over drums.


Not really. For vocals you can find a PA for under $200 that can easily be heard over drums.

Also, do not use an amp unless it has an XLR input on it. Using one of those XLR to 1/4" converters is not safe and can damage the amp because its not designed to handle a signal being produced by a mic.
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Not really. For vocals you can find a PA for under $200 that can easily be heard over drums.

Also, do not use an amp unless it has an XLR input on it. Using one of those XLR to 1/4" converters is not safe and can damage the amp because its not designed to handle a signal being produced by a mic.


WTF are you talking about? Mic signals are extremely weak. If you just use an adapter, you will barely hear any sound at all, if any. If you want to use an amp that only has a quarter inch input for a mic, you need to get what's called a High Z Transformer. It's essentially the opposite of a DI box. (google them if you don't know). Most keyboard amps and some bass amps however have an input that will work with a mic, but your voice will sound like shit through a bass amp. The male voice naturally has a very bassy quality to it that sounds awful when amplified. PA systems come with special EQ's to fix this, but a bass amp I imagine, will make it worse.
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WTF are you talking about? Mic signals are extremely weak. If you just use an adapter, you will barely hear any sound at all, if any. If you want to use an amp that only has a quarter inch input for a mic, you need to get what's called a High Z Transformer. It's essentially the opposite of a DI box. (google them if you don't know). Most keyboard amps and some bass amps however have an input that will work with a mic, but your voice will sound like shit through a bass amp. The male voice naturally has a very bassy quality to it that sounds awful when amplified. PA systems come with special EQ's to fix this, but a bass amp I imagine, will make it worse.


Nope. They make XLR - 1/4" converters that allow you to plug directly in to an amp. I've used them before and you definitely can hear the mic. However, using one takes away the mic's ground and can cause damage to an amplifier.