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Old March 31st, 2010, 03:45 AM   #1
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Converting a wireless lapel mic to a handheld wireless mic (it's easy!)

Had a conference where we had used a lapel mic for the main speaker rather than a lectern mic as she prefers to be able to walk around the stage at will. Towards the close of the conference they were having a panel discussion and needed a handheld wireless mic to use .... and I don't have one.

So ... I curled up and gaffed the microphone lead to the rectangular transmitter pack for the wireless lapel mic. On-off switch etc were on the underside with the pickup poking through the new 'top' of the unit. Worked very well, though I will say that a foam filter to act as some sort of pop guard is kinda necessary.

You can see the results here at about the 10 second mark.

It wasn't a handheld wireless mic of the usual shape, but it was a handheld wireless mic. :-)

Is there anything you can't do with gaff tape???

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