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Old July 27th, 2003, 11:32 PM   #16
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That's the scary thing. The trimpot on the transmitter is at maximum.

I did place the mic on the shoulderof the talent thinking that an omni should pick on that fine but, perhaps it needed to be closer to the mouth. This is my current theory.

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Old July 27th, 2003, 11:42 PM   #17
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Well, <blush> mic placement was the problem. I really did not get a good feel for the mic before going out with it so, my bad there. Once I tried it centered underneath the mouth it was a whole new sound (off to the side an inch or so).

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Old July 28th, 2003, 11:47 AM   #18
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Ah, understand. The standard method for properly placing a lav microphone is to have the person being mic'd widely extend a hand (splay the fingers out. Then with thumb or tip of the little finger touching the lips while looking straight ahead, the opposite digit, thumb or little finger tip touches the chest. That's where the microphone should be placed.

If the microphone is moved up or down from that location, the sound changes (not just the volume).

If you move the microphone off-axis (centerline on the body) then you run the risk that as they speaker turns their head left or right, you will get an unequal change in volume.

You notice newscasters wear their lavs on one side or the other but they are trained to look straight ahead so the sound really doesn't change all that much.
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