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Old November 4th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hi all. I've got a pre-wedding interview of the happy couple to do soon and I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding mic-ing them up. I own a Sennheisser G2 Evolution wireless lav and a Rode Videmic. I'll be using a Beachtek DX-A4 XLR adapter. I also own
an Azden WMS Pro wireless lav which is not compatible with the Senny (according to B &H guys today). I would like to utilize both wireless systems and feed the audio into the FX-1 but I have been told you can't do that as each system has its own algorithim of getting sound and they're not compatible. Any suggestions as to how to mic the couple for a joint interview? I love the audio quality of the Sennheisser. Thanks.

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Old November 4th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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The two systems might interfere if they are in the same frequency range. If they are far apart enough frequency-wise you should be able to use both of them at the same time. I have both of those, and IMO you will definitely be able to tell the difference between the two systems quality-wise.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks. I thought this would be the case. That's what the rep from B&H advised too.
I guess iI have to purchase another Senny.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #4
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On a practical note: keep in mind the 3:1 law of audio if you'll be mic-ing each of them :
- The distance between two OPEN audio sources must be three times the distance of the mic to it's source in order to avoid potential phase cancellation.

So if the mics are 12" away from each speaker's mouth, the mics REALLY should be 3' away from each other. Increase the distance to 16" from the mouth and the distance between mics becomes 4'.

If the couple are cuddled right up to each other, you may find yourself turning audio tracks on and off in post as one person speaks and then the other or the audio may sound TERRIBLY thin and unnatural.

BTW, that's wired or wireless.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #5
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Hmmm. sounds like it would be better to either interview them seperately using one lav mic or to purchase a pzm. How do you video them and what mic equipment do you use? I appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

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