UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 11, 2014

Choosing A Microphone For DJing

A microphone is pretty essential when dealing with people in large crowds.  I would guess that before amplified sound was available a speaker had to do strange things like stand on a box so that they could be heard through a crowd.  Today, we have no problem projecting music around the room or across a hall.  The problem we suffer from is too much amplification and too much noise.  Feedback from audio is a modern problem that most of us have experience but few of us understand.  For a DJ, this might be irrelevant – but every DJ has a mic input on their mixer for such an occasion.

Do DJs even need to have a mic in their setup?  The resounding answer is “no” – but I do feel that a mic should be part of your kit in case someone else needs to use it.  Luckily, this doesn’t have to be expensive because you are not looking for a condenser or recording microphone.  On the contrary, you want one that can take some serious abuse, germs, and sweat.  The SM57 or SM 58 will be a hard one to beat since these can literally be thrown on the ground and continue to work.

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