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What system should I use ffor a gig in a tent?

1663 Views 14 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  saxobari
Allo guys,looking for suggestions about a sound system that will be neened in a gig comin up! I just learned that this gig that was suppose to be inside a building will be in a tent,,well for about 200 persons,so I just played in similar condition three weeks ago,and without being miked,it was desastress,and really bad experience!
Playing in a tent ,is like blowing a sax with a towel inside,no projection,no accoustic at all! There will be at least 200 persons inside that cocktail time,so even worst, the accoustic will be dead as can be!I want to rent a system so at least I wont kill myself blowing,and also will have a naturel sound,with at least a good natural sound result!
Any suggestion,what kind of system,mostly what speakers size would I need,,,not to be annoying,but at least to have a presence and good qualitee sound!My microphone is a simple Sure Beta 57,which is find!
This will be only as a duet,piano and saxe!The piano has a an amplifier!
Thanks for your comments!
All the best
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Mario, what's the purpose of your gig - background during the food or up front concert performance?

I've done many gigs in a tent and for that many people and don't need a PA at all. The sax cuts through just fine if all you want to do is background. You don't need to project like a rock band for that. If you are doing a 'concert' type performance, you will need a system AND the piano will have to be plugged in. If your piano guy doesnt like that, it's your gig and rep on the line so just do it!

IMO, far too many groups use far overpowered systems for what is needed.
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