Reference Contra Dance Sound System

In this series of blog posts, Jeff Kaufman describes various aspects of sound engineering at a contra dance, from the system itself to mic placement and more.

Looking at Mixers

Battery Powered Contra II

How Should BIDA Finance a Sound System?

The Two Kinds of Feedback

Contra Dance Sound: System

Contra Dance Sound: Microphones

Sound For Really Long Halls

Sound Reflection

Simple Contra Speaker Placement

Fiddle Clip-on Microphone Placement

Contra Dance Sound: Mic Placement

Contra Dance Sound: Mixer

Contra Dance Sound Policy

Shared Weight: TradSound

TradSound is a listserv (email group) that exists to share information, experiences, techniques about people using intelligence, acoustics and audio equipment to optimally reinforce voices and instruments at community trad music events including dances, concerts and festivals. Most of our group members are audio techs, though we also welcome interested musicians, singers, callers, organizers, dancers and listeners. TradSound is a great way to talk to those passionate about sound at trad events. Join the discussion! Special Note: As a member of the group, you can also search the extensive list archives.