Riffing off some things J.D. Puente posted in S1 Pro Reviews
J.D. Puente posted:
Great info ST.Sometimes,just getting above a crowded bars ' noise level makes singing a lot more comfortable,not having to strain my voice on low key songs to get above crowds noise level. I play bars' from time to time acoustically,no amplification,
If I sing without some amplification and decent monitoring, I push my voice too hard. I had to work with a speech pathologist awhile back. She said that to be intelligible, I had to be 20 dB louder than the noise floor and for most people, this is nearly impossible in a public setting. The 20 dB figure seemed high to me, but the principle seemed sound.
Here are some notes:
Distance Voice Level (dB) (ft) (m) Normal Raised Very Loud Shouting 1 0.3 70 76 82 88 3 0.9 60 66 72 78 6 1.8 54 60 66 72 12 3.7 48 54 60 66 24 7.3 42 48 54 60
She said that for spoken word and singing, I should ALWAYS use some form of amplification. This is to avoid hurting myself.
and the S1 Pro will help in these venues
Now we have no excuse not to have a little amplification on hand.
Setting the battery powered S1 on a table will be perfect. Now,I need to figure out how to clamp a boom microphone stand onto to the table I set the S1 on,it will keep the setting in these environments more natural.
At first I thought you were talking about something like this.
I have one on my desk for conference calls. I wouldn't use it at a gig though. It's too fragile.
You could start with a table clamp
and add a boom stand, I'd just use a regular microphone stand though.