It is currently Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:37 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 
 Post subject: Amplifying a concertina?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:32 am
Posts: 1204
What methods have you found best for amplfying a concertina for live performance? If possible I'd like something that's reversable rather than having to drill holes in anything.

I'm selling off a few unused flutes and whistles, and I'm thinking of getting a Rochelle concertina for a starter instrument (advice received earlier in this forum, thanks!). I probably won't be playing in public for a long time, but I'd like to undestand the problems of amplifying these from the beginning.

Thanks all.

_________________
The crwth will set you free!

Tim Smith
Kindred Spirit
www.kspirit.info


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:06 am
Posts: 29
Location: Iowa
wow not much goin on hear. anyway i'm about to buy a rochelle too. I hope to be playing in a pogues type band in the future and i would also appreciate any advice on micing concertinas. by the way what whistles do you have there tim?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:32 am
Posts: 1204
Hi Robbie. I was surprised that there isn't even much info on Concertina.net. I guess most of the players use them in session music without amping them.

The only thing I've come up with is a mic set up fom Micro Vox. It's a pair of tiny condenser mics that hook on to the end plates and run through a little mixer that hooks on your belt. I don't think there's much else to choose from.

I haven't got my Rochelle yet, and I'm kind of changing my mind about the concertina anyway. The whole process has been pretty discouraging for me. I hope you have good luck.

The only whistles I'm using now are a Sweetheart in D and a pair of Overtons in high and low E. I'm still using flute, mandolin and banjo in the act. I've sold off most of my other stuff because I only ever use those ones.

_________________
The crwth will set you free!

Tim Smith
Kindred Spirit
www.kspirit.info


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 213
Location: Bowie, Maryland
Well, I have never had to have my concertina amplified (though I did have it done once a few weeks ago when I was presuaded to sit in for a tune with a band that plays in my favorite pub). The basic possibilities are the following:

1. A single microphone in front of the instrument. Not the best solution for picking up sound that comes out of the sizes of the instrument.

2. A microphone sitting on either size of you... the problem is the dinstance isn't constant, at least at one side.

3. I have seen some players attach velcro to their concertinas and use that to hold microphones right next to the grill. Probably the optimal solution.

--
Bill


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:32 am
Posts: 1204
Yeah Bill, I think your number three is the function of the MicroVox system. The problem with a concertina is that it's a moving target, literally! I used to play in a band where one guy played concertina on a few songs. He played it into the single mic he used for his banjo, like what you said. It was OK, but not optimal in any regard. But it was enough to get by with. I was hoping to get something better than that.

_________________
The crwth will set you free!

Tim Smith
Kindred Spirit
www.kspirit.info


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:36 am
Posts: 86
http://www.concertina.net/forums/index. ... topic=6202


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.101s | 12 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)