Topic: Pick-up mic for amplified oboe?

Hi all,

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!

Stacey Berk
Asst. Professor of Oboe/Music Theory
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

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