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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Wireless Mics for Ceremony

I'm looking to invest some money into a wireless microphone system.

I need to have 3 transmitters (groom, pastor, podium).

Any recommendations?

Thank you.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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While most officiants are nice folks getting them to wear another mic (since most are mic'd to the PA system in the church) is a tough one and frankly I stopped trying a long time ago. I mic the lectern and the groom and use a hypercaroid on my primary camera and have found the audio from that set up works very very well PLUS I can monitor all of my audio coming in to the receiver. I recently switched to the Audio Technicia dual receiver and am very happy with the audio. I used to use 2 receivers 1 to my primary camera and 1 to my B camera which of course I could not monitor.
I guess what I'm saying is that unless you're using 3 camera, running 2 receivers to 1 cam and 1 to another OR using a mixer 2 wireless are in my opinion sufficient to accquire good audio at a wedding. You might think about a Zoom recorder or 2 but again you can't monitor them but they will get you another audio track for a decent price.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #3
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Diddo to everything Don said.

And getting a priest or pastor to wear a mic... all can say is... get ready for disappointment. Early in my career (more than 150 weddings ago) I asked a priest to wear one and he did everything but spit in my face. I mic the groom & the podium.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #4
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Yeah, the pastor might be tough to convince but I wouldn't stop trying.

I have about a 70% success rate mainly due to ornery Catholic priests. Every other denomination seems to be willing (at least with an iRiver which is smaller than a transmitter).
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