Can someone please explain how P.A. and speakers and crap works.? Like whats the difference between mains and monitor and what other kind of speakers are there? And what does it mean if you mic an amp?
Monitors are in front of you so you can hear yourself, main speakers are mainly used so the crowd hears you.
mains are the main speakers that face the audience. monitors are the smaller speakers on the floor facing the musicians. to mic an amp means exactly that, a microphone placed in front of one (or more) of the speakers. then your guitar sound that the mic picks up is what will be going through the pa. now comes the fun stuff! the compressors, gates/expanders, eq's, parametric eq's, pre-amps, power amps, LOUDNESS!!!