Stupid Newbie here. Gain question
Ok I am the uneducated so please dummy it down for me. I am in a band and we are having issues with mics picking up too much ambient noise. My logic and lack of formal sound training tells me to keep th egains low so that any sound that is not within about 8 inches of the mic is not picked up, but vocals being sung directly in to the mic are very present. THEN, amplify the heck out out of it. Other opinions are that the gain should be set at the \"blinking light\" point and amplify less to get the same overall volume. This makes no sense to me. The result of that is that every whisper, every sound on stage is being picked up by the 4 vocal mics. Can someone take some time to bat this back and forth with me? Why is my method wrong?