First time poster, but have been reading and learning from this forum for some time.
I have a show coming up which requires an antique looking prop mic on a stand for a number of scenes. Think 3 Andrews Sisters singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Prime Ministers speech around the declation of war, radio studio scenes with compere and talent all working a single mic etc
Watching the first stumble through of Act 1 last night it looked like it might save me some effort if I made the prop mic practical.
I had planned to have headset mics on all these different performers but there is a bit of swapping mics around already and, they way they all worked the mic, it could work as a practical.
My question is, has anyone ever used a large diaphragm condenser mic with a plug in radio transmitter and had some success? I have 20 channels of Shure UHF-R and would gladly sacrifice one headset for a practical mic as described. I have a pair of AKG 414's and one of those probably looks antique enough to work visualy. Shure offer a UR 3 plug in transmitter which delivers phantom power. Any experiences along these lines would be appreciated.