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I need a little advice on equipment I might need.I don't know a whole lot about equipment setup, I've pretty much just played on a church worship team and have only ever had a mic, I played into ,in front of me.The last couple of years I've played a few gigs with a band.I play a guitar and a wind controller along with a sax.Here's the question.What's the best thing I can get to plug my instruments into and send one line back to the board?I need something simple. I feel so lost during the setup and feel guilty asking the other musicians to help me with setup. Thanks
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I, too, knew (know) very little about what is needed but recently, I've been playing with a guitar player who has provided me some guidence. Basically, we use a mixer, two PA speakers and some mics and we're good to go. All of the players (bass, guitar, sax, drums, keys, etc..) can plug into the mixer where we tweak the effects to get the sound we want. The mixer we use is a Yamaha EX2000 but there are plenty to choose from. Ours has phantom power which is great for condenser mics when doing recording. Oh, and we can record live music directly off the mixer so there's virtually no crowd noise (unless the crowd is loud enough to be picked up by the mics).

All this said, PA systems get pricey quickly so do your research! Here's are some "kits" I started looking at:

Some of the "portable" kits look good but may not sound that great when pushed. For a mic, I'd use a Shure 57 or 58 - I actually prefer the sound of the 58 but again, I have VERY little experience with live sound.
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