The Meyer is a mic, for some reason it is referred to as a pickup, and so it should be good for this application. It is a small diaphragm condenser mic with a battery power source that comes out at a 1/4"jack (strange but true). I would prefer a scd that came to firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Yes, a mic!sason wrote:Is there any device that can solve this? a preamp, a DI box, a mixer?
But, seriously, this is a problem with all pickups: it's very primitive technology that just doesn't produce good sound.
Even the very best pickups I've used only (Schatten, Schertler) only sound as good as a mediocre, low-end dynamic mic - and then under only the very best conditions.
Usually, in normal, poor live conditions, they sound much worse.
So in general I would go as far as you can with a good feedback resistance dynamic mic an then only fallback on a pickup if there's absolutely no other way to eliminate the feedback.
I'm not sure why the acoustic amp is not giving enough volume - it shouldn't be plugged into the first input as that is for piezo type pickup - I would try it in the other inputs, even with an adapter into the xlr input. I have never really liked how acoustic amps have worked and have always preferred the mic straight into a mixer (with decent preamps) into powered speakers.