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Gideon Sylvan
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Does a street preformer need a sound system? Is it important. On Cellini's video some of them have one some of them don't.
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Well, this is talked about at lenght on the art of part 3....get the picture. Smile

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Depends on the pitch. I wouldn't do it without my sound system at my pitch because it's so noisy. But I can if I need to. I didn't have one when I started and I have had it go out and kept working.

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I have never yet used a sound system, as I can boom my voice for extended periods of time. And the only time I was not able to get over the music playing behind me, I went to a mime act that worked pretty well.

But this really has been discussed at great length here, and you can find more information on it, by using the search engine.

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Jim,

What is your sound system?

What kind of mic do you use?
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If you do use a sound system, get a REALLY good one and remember:

a) a handsfree radio mike (either headset or handheld with a neck holder...lapels are usually crap

b) make it battery powered. Few pitches have power access.

c) Don't be so loud as to ruin the atomsphere of the venue. You don't want to alienate other performers, businesses or members of the public who don't want to watch your show

d) If you can't afford to spend the money....don't 'make do' with a dodgy one. It sounds terrible and makes you look bad.
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Get Cellini's art Of street performing volume 3 for some fantastic information on this subject.
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Frank,
I love my sound system. It's a MinPro. It's small and is only 7.5 pounds, it's wireless and has a built-in receiver so the whole thing is a two piece affair; don't need a seperate reciever with little antenna's to adjust. I got mine with a label mic. You can get various mics with it. It has 25 or 30 amps. I can easily be heard by a couple hundred.

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Thank you Chris for pointing that out....

Sound systems rock!!!...on the right pitch. I take a system to all festivals....but I'm not taking the system to New Orleans this year....the store owners don't like it at all....they get ****ed!...it affects the bussiness and I don't want to **** off my neighbors...some great info on art of 3 on this subject...just a thought...hey, has anyone bought any of these dvd's?
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Koz,
I use my system at a pitch that is supposed to be unamped. I cleared this with the person in charge first. I told her I would set it so low that no one would even know my voice was amplified. But just enough to have presence. I told her my amped voice wouldn't be any louder than my un-amplified voice, but that by using the amp I wouldn't have to "shout" to be heard. (I wouldn't shout, but I certainly wouldn't be heard as well.) She went for it and aftewards told me she couldn't tell I was even using the amp.

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I agree 100 percent James. You sound like you are really getting this thing together. Good for you.

Yea well, they hate them in New Orleans and the police don't like them either so I will pass, at least this trip on the system. Besides, I have a really big mouth.
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On 2004-10-27 10:36, tedb wrote:
...besides, I have a really big mouth
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Amen to that, brother. Smile

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If you do use a sound system, it's a good idea to use it at a lower volume than you would think necessary. Then raise the pitch of your voice just a bit. This way, you still have the "excitement" in your voice that an unamplified voice has.
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