2 questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Philipp S.(4), Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Hey there,

    I am looking for 2 things:

    1. For my Song Prediction I use a little music box. In the restaurant this is okay however on stage this is too silent. I need something louder. I tried to create a resonance body for the music box but the volume is still too low for a 100 people +. What could you suggest? Something louder than a music box but with the same charme. Something old. Not an electronic device because the effect relies on the fact that you cant change the song in the music box.

    2. I am looking for an alternative for the Deluxe Nest of Wallets. This works fine in the restaurant but doesn't work fine on stage. I am looking for a set of nested boxes. The presentation is making a lucky penny. So in some sense could I build myself a nest of present boxes? Where could I find a building plan? Or is there a normal set of nested boxes on the market?

    Thank you for your help.

    Philipp
     
  2. Is there a reason you can't put a microphone to the music box?
     
  3. Yes.

    1. I don't own one and I cant afford the money for a new/used one atm.

    2. In some environments they simply don't have one.
     
  4. Choose a different trick to do until you can afford a proper mic.

    What song does the music box play? I'm thinking the only louder options you're going to get are going to be more expensive than getting a mic (Particularly since they are often antiques and microphones can actually be found pretty cheap)

    When doing acoustic things the only way to get more volume is to amplify it or get a bigger instrument. There's some tricks you can do - such as cones or whatever to direct the sound in a single direction - but there's not much you can do with no budget.
     
  5. Could you use something like a gramophone?
     
  6. thanks for the last 2 answers, those were some really nice ideas. thank you for that.
     
  7. I like this one a little better than the one I linked to before because it looks easily transportable to shows -- however, you would need to get external speakers because it looks like the built in speaker is really small.

    http://www.amazon.com/Crosley-CR601...9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1422579082&sr=1-9
     
  8. do you know where I can buy cds/vinyl plates for the grammophone?
     
  9. Do a Google search for "used records in Germany." I think there is a lot of opportunity to find some interesting old records. Also, ask your parents if they have any old records -- they probably have a lot of them. That would make for interesting presentation.
     

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