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Old October 4th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #16
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Re: What Wireless Lav Mic Should I Get?

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I was thinking on renting this unit. Will this unit work well and is it better than the one i posted above?

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I woul expect it to be a better performer than the AT unit but be careful, a lot of G2s that were sold before the spectrum changes a couple of years ago operated in the now illegal 700mHz band. Double check the frequency block that the rental unit is set up for before committing.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #17
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Re: What Wireless Lav Mic Should I Get?

Corey,

Better? Hard to say. More versatile which may result in getting something instead of nothing? Yes.

The G2 was replaced by the G3 a year or so ago.

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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #18
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Re: What Wireless Lav Mic Should I Get?

I had an Azden 320 Dual unit and it was really pathetic...for some weird reason (maybe the dual receiver setup), it's not diversity so it's signal drops out very easily it something as simple as people get in the way. I ended up selling it after 3 weeks and going back to two Azden 100LT units strapped together and they work like a dream.

What people have not mentioned here is frequency!!! Make sure, whatever you get, it hasn't got a frequency range that are now disallowed. In the 700 -800 mhz UHF band ..a lot are no longer usable!!

A rental unit especially may still be on an old frequency and the last thing you need is a paramedic conversation breaking thru in the middle of the performance!!

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Old October 4th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #19
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i just rented this, i hope it was the right decision!

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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #20
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i just rented this, i hope it was the right decision!

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The mic capsule that comes with that kit is the cardioid lav. Cardioids are more often used for sound reinforcement applications where feedback control is important. Film and video more typically use omni lavs instead. When cardioids are used for interviews and dramatic productions, their uni-directional pickup pattern means there can be a strong tendency for the subject to go on and off mic as they move their head normally, causing sometimes dramatic differences in the quality of the sound recorded from moment to moment. You'll need to pay particularly close attention to proper positioning of the capsule on the talent.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #21
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Yes - but just make sure you get the version with the omni mic.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #22
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Re: What Wireless Lav Mic Should I Get?

Since I didn't get the omni mic and inindeed got the cardioid should I tape this mic to his wireless handheld mic?

I need this for a presentation and the guy has a wireless mic he speaks into, so I could tape it beside the the pickup on the wireless mic so he speaks into both at the same time?

Or I could place elsewhere. What should i do?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #23
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Since I didn't get the omni mic and inindeed got the cardioid should I tape this mic to his wireless handheld mic?

I need this for a presentation and the guy has a wireless mic he speaks into, so I could tape it beside the the pickup on the wireless mic so he speaks into both at the same time?

Or I could place elsewhere. What should i do?
Why don'[t you find out what make and model wirelss he's using? You might be able to come up with a second receiver that will pick it up directly.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #24
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Why not just take a feed from his wireless receiver? Then all you need is a cable.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #25
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"Why not just take a feed from his wireless receiver? Then all you need is a cable."
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or.. from the house mixing console.. same thing.. sort of. This has been discussed in-depth on this forum . Search.
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