Advice on Microphone with Bose L1 Model 2 & T4S Tonematch Mixer
Hi everyone,i hope i am posting this in the right place...may it be possible for someone out there to advise me me please.I play Midi Accordion connected to to a Tyros 5 keyboard with vocals..I am using a Shure Beta 58A mic plugged into my Bose T4S tone match mixer,using L12,B2 Bose speaker system.I also have a Shure SM58 as a spare mic which i have not used in my Bose PA,the PA i have only had for a few months & still getting used to it,yes i have done a few gigs with it.
The main point is,i find with my Shure Beta 58A i need to get up really close & virtually eat the mic to get decent voice clarity.
Does anybody out there use a phantom powered Mic??
I have looked at many phantom powered mics on line & also peoples opinions on different sites (i find it all so confusing)
One of the mics i looked at online was a Shure SM,86 (phantom powered)
I need the mic to be more versatile instead of me eating the mic all the time to get voice clarity.
I sometimes play my keyboard with my right hand,i continue to play the bass of the Accordion with my left hand & then having to go back to try & get directly back to the mic to get the best clarity (i don't like hugging a mike)
I play & sing different types of material ranging from 50s,60s,Rock & roll,Country,Ballads,Irish & some songs with falsetto.
In my opinion i believe i need a better & easier type of mic to use for my requirements.
I certainly do not understand about phantom power & why it is used live? i also do not understand the technical data diagrams shown for the mics i looked up on different sites.
I want my singing to be made easier & i do not need to get so close to the mic,if i have to spend a lot of money on a mic well so be it.
If anyone replies to my questions could you please reply in NON TECHNICAL TERMS.By the way i am 62 & live right down in Cornwall in the UK.
All your help & easy understanding will be very much appreciated.
I have so much to do,i also use a foot controller connected to the Tyros for start,stops,fill ins etc.
Maybe i should get an omni directional mike to pick up my voice from all directions but as hopefully you may gather my technical knowledge is very limited,best wishes to you all