Hudson, OH (June 16, 2011)--Hudson United Methodist Church recently upgraded its recording microphone with an Astatic 1700VP.
The church, which has 400 active parishioners and offers both a traditional service with piano and organ and a more contemporary presentation with electric instruments.
Musical Director Leigh Conti explains, “We had done a number of recordings of the choir and organ and other instrumental situations, and we weren’t getting a full spectrum of sound. There was no bass, it was very tinny sounding and give us an accurate portrayal of what was actually going on. We’d been using a boom mic when I was playing piano and organ and singing and I was having difficulty getting the microphone to balance correctly without falling down on the music or being able to turn the pages without the mic getting in the way.
“So we started using the VP1700 (change to correct model number 1700VP) when I’m singing because it doesn’t pick up too much of the piano, it picks up my voice very well and I don’t have to be singing directly into it because of its extended pickup range. The mic has worked out very well for us and solved a whole lot of problems we were having.”