Choosing the best PA System for vocals and acoustic
Obviously you'll need a vocal mike (for vocals or
introductions) but your PA needs to be able to amplify your chosen
instrument as well. In the case of acoustic guitars, this can either be done by using
another microphone or, if it is an electro-acoustic guitar, it can be
connected directly into the
PA system. However, if the electro acoustic just has a
standard jack output then it must first go though a DI (Direct Injection) box
before connecting the XLR output of the DI box to the XLR (mike) input on the
PA mixer. If you don't do this the guitar will sound very thin and lifeless.
connecting acoustic guitars in the advice centre.
We would recommend that you go for a mixer with built in digital effects
(like reverb). This keeps the system nice and simple and you don't have to
buy a separate effect unit. Click the help box right to fill in our enquiry
form or take a look at some packages below - we can easily customise them to
fit your needs.