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|1) Cup the back of the mic - Yes, all the rappers do it, but you shouldn't "cup" the back of a mic because that blocks the back vents on the mic, essentially turning it into an omni, much more susceptible to feedback. You'll get less level out of it, not more.
|2) Cover the front of the mic with your hand - Singers seem to do this when a feedback squeal occurs, thinking sound won't get it, but goes around and in the back vents. As above, effectively turning it into an omni, which makes the feedback even worse!
|3) Hold onto the mic near the bottom - That pinky can hit the XLR cable release and the cable will fall out. Embarrassing with a dynamic mic, but a condensor will give the audience a thundering phantom power "pop" too.
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