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Wendy Seddon
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Advise please.

Post by Wendy Seddon » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:03 pm

I am off to my first walk-up on Sunday. :o

Can you use your own clip on mike?
Do you need to use the equipment provided?
Who prefers hand held to mike stand?

Any tips?
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Re: Advise please.

Post by Brenda Joy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:18 pm

Hi Owly,
It is best to use the equipment provided when doing a walk-up. There is usually a technician who has set up the sound levels, etc.
When I am doing a show on my own or an extended performance slot, then I often prefer to use a hand microphone, except for poems that call for a lot of actions when I choose to have hands free.
However, when you do walk ups, someone might be there to adjust the height of the microphone for you and it is best to leave it in the stand as the organisers have it (sometimes they even have the mike cord linked around the stand and they get a bit edgy if people move it). Other times all walk ups are handed a mike out of the stand. The best way is to observe what the others are required to do and work with that. Also (if there is no sound technician adjusting heights or levels) it is good to observe what distance from the microphone those before you have used (as there can be a variance) and follow the ones that have come over the clearest.

Where are you 'walking up'?
Sounds as if this is a new experience for you. Have a great time.
BJ
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Re: Advise please.

Post by Wendy Seddon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks Brenda,

Yep, my first walk-up. Merriwa.

Hubby works at Jaycar and has brought home a really nifty clip-on.
I'll take it anyway and do as you suggest - see what others are doing.

I move my head around too much I think for a mike on a stand.

Thanks for you good wishes.
Wendy.
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Post by Shelley » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 am

Hi Wendy

Just heard that you won first prize at your very first walk-up at Merriwa!

CONGRATULATIONS! (Yes, that's a big shout!! :D )

Very happy for you - and there's no stopping you now!!

Cheers
Shelley
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Post by Wendy Seddon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:33 pm

Thanks Shelley - you are right - it's like a bug - I want to do it again!
I loved it. Small gig but just right first a first time. :D
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Post by Maureen K Clifford » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Oh well done you :lol: That's great news Wendy - Winners are grinners - go suck a lemon - you are looking altogether to pleased with yourself. :D :roll: And why not - delighted for you.
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Post by Brenda Joy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:39 pm

Congratulations Wendy -- start of a whole new life. :D :lol: :P
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Post by Wendy Seddon » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:39 pm

It is hard to get the grin off Maureen!
I'd love to try moe Brenda but they all seem so far away!

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Post by David Campbell » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:42 pm

Well done, Wendy! With a first-up win, no wonder you've been bitten by the bug.

Cheers
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Post by Glenny Palmer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:15 pm

Congratulations Wendy!!!! That's a very impressive result. So happy for you. :D
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