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Amplification is the fact of making the electrical signal from an electronic/electric instrument stronger.

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How much latency is acceptable in an amplification system for singing?

I teach music in a public elementary school setting. Many teachers (of subjects other than music) have an in-room amplification system. They wear a microphone, the sound of their voice is amplified ...
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Does natural amplification TRULY exist in acoustics or does it have to be turned into an electrical signal first?

I have seen people claim these two scenarios as being possible acoustic amplifications. My question is, are they TRULY amplification or are there any other types of acoustic amplification in existence....
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Can phantom power damage an unpowered microphone?

A portable PA system I'm looking at provides 4 XLR inputs and switched phantom power... But this is switched on all 4 not per-channel. If I have a mix of powered and non powered mics could this be a ...
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Do I risk damaging bass amp with electronic drums

I have a Roland electronic drum kit and so far mainly used it with headphones and some cheap portable hifi speakers but they sound really tinny - the mechanical noise of the kit is louder than the ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I have Fender Champion 20 amp. I want to connect amp to the beats studio headset. I found Bluetooth Aux Kit. Is it enough? If not what do you suggest. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Radio hearing when connect axefx3 to return of tube amply

I have a problem when I use my amply as an amplifier only bypassing tonestack. When I connect a guitar in the front input of amply all works well and I didn't hear any radio station. But when I ...
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Is Bias FX viable for live performances?

I’m considering using bias fx through an iPad for live performance and was wondering about running it through a PA system. I don’t have any high quality amps, and I’ve been really loving the tones of ...
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My guitar has no sound when the gain knob is turned off. Do all amps need need a little gain to be able to output sound?

So I just got my guitar, for the amp I am using the Yamaha THR10II. It doesn't produce any sound when the gain is all the way off. What I'm doing now is turning it up just a little so the amp is able ...
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Giving a digital piano an acoustic sound

When I was in my youth I played the violin for about a decade, and therefore, I suspect, I have become heavily attached to acoustic instruments. Now I’m in my mid thirties, bored of the violin, and ...
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Buzzing Fender DG200SCE when amplified

I bought some months ago a slightly used Acoustic Fender. I tested it with amplification a couple of times and only noticed a very loud response when palm-hitting the bridge, for rythmic purposes. I ...
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Tube amplifier buzzing

I'm having some issues with buzzing coming the amplifier. When I turn the amp on I get a buzzing noise from the speaker. I've found that it's related to the TV in the next room, when this is turned ...
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I have a 6W valve guitar amp combo. It has a 8 ohm speaker out. What exactly happens if I connect to a 8 ohm cabinet?

I have a 6W valve guitar amp combo. It has a 8 ohm speaker out. What exactly happens if I connect to a 8 ohm cabinet? What will increase? Volume? Power of course will still be 6W, so what exactly is ...
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difference in wattage descriptions

I saw this "RMS / Program" wattage description on a bass cabinet and it prompted several questions: Is it safe to run a 1000 watt bass head through a "500 watt RMS / 1000 program watts" cabinet? ...
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How can I send an output to a PA from my combo practice amp?

This is long I play in a church choir . I have bough a combo practice amp (VOX PathFinder)to use as a monitor which is placed in front of me. I assumed i would give the output from the combo amp to ...
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Chaining amplifiers together

I just bought an Ampeg B5R head and I'm curious about how to combine this with my Ampeg V4. I want to use both amps to get more volume. Both amps have the "POWER AMP INPUT" and "PREAMP OUTPUT" ...
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Electric violin amplification problem

I have a (cheap) electric violin I use for practice. The violin requires a 9V battery to be amplified. After a couple of times I left the violin on (and hence I consumed the battery in like one night) ...
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Need advice for guitar amplification in church

I've recently started going to a church and have started to play the guitar there. I have a semi acoustic so can plug in. There is another guitarist aswell, and we both sing. The problem is that ...
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How should I wire multiple speakers for a live performance?

I hope this is not off topic, and comes under the category: "usage of specific music software or hardware". I am new to this community but have used other communities before. I am playing live at the ...
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How to reduce noise in a mixing console

I've got a mixer going into a loop station, but my loops have a lot of 'hiss' in them. I have tried various ways of balancing the gain vs the faders, but it hasn't helped. For what it's worth, it's a ...
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Guitar Amplifier cause TV to flicker

I have an interesting problem. I have a Marshall MG30-DFX which is placed just behind my LCD TV (Samsung V32F390 if it matters). When I switch on or off my amp, the tv screen flickers. I was ...
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What makes different tube amp heads different?

I want to make my orange dual terror have that chimey/glassy sound that an VOX AC 30 has, i know amp heads have circuit boards and tubes, but my question is, what makes a tube amp sound different then ...
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Amplification of guitars

Does using more than one amplifier help increase volume to a greater extent or a little bit? I am currently using a 60 watt and 75 watt amp. I don't think the power just adds up. What do you think ...
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live performance - Does my small acoustic band need amplification?

I play in a small local band in my city - mainly Latin and pop rock music. We would like to perform in a quiet street corner somewhere around town. I predict about 20-30 listeners standing around at ...
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What's the difference between bass and guitar heads?

What are the differences between bass and guitar heads? I have recently obtained a Hartke cab and I am looking at heads. I see that there are heads just specifically made for bass cabs. why can I not ...
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Why would I use the "high pass" option of a subwoofer?

Our recently acquired subwoofers are designed to go in-line to powered mains. There are two options - straight pass through and high pass. The manual recommends high pass. It's clear the ...
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Why do PA speakers driven with more power deliver clearer and better sound?

I have notices with my own equipment as well as making note of other musician's equipment that there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of power (in watts) driving a PA speaker, and ...
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What do I need to start playing violin amplified?

I play acoustic violin, but would like to start playing amplified sometimes. But when I start looking into equipment, I get lost in options. Piezos? Microphones? DI boxes? Pre-amps? Speaker systems? ...
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In live performance, what is a "monitor"

In discussions about live amplified performance, I have heard the term "monitor" or "monitor speaker" - what does this mean?
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