Topic: Pick-up mic for amplified oboe?
I'll be performing Graham Koehne's "Inflight Entertainment" for amplified oboe and orchestra next month, and I'd like your input on the best way to amplify for a live performance. Do you recommend contact mics or air microphones, and what brand/set-up seems to work well? I'm mostly concerned about getting the amplified sound as natural as possible. I'd also like some of freedom of movement so I don't have to stand completely still.
I haven't talked to the audio engineer at the auditorium yet, as I'd like your suggestions first. Thanks for your help!
Asst. Professor of Oboe/Music Theory
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point