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Author Topic: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs  (Read 1192 times)

Tim McCulloch

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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 02:43:07 am »

Hahaha first time I'm hearing about it.

But anyway I'm looking for a more professional solution...

You must not get out much.  Even high school students know about practicing "safe transmitter". ::)

There is at least 1 company making Neoprene pouches for both Shure and Sennheiser transmitter packs and a couple more that have size-appropriate variations on the zip-lock bag.

The theatre forums probably have years of posts about actors sweating out transmitters and mic elements; you might want to do a goo..e search to review the various methods and materials that are used with particularly wet actors.  A variety of barriers and absorptive materials may be necessary.

I spent 7 years working with a youth musical theatre company and there were some giggles the first couple of shows, but after that the kids didn't have too many comments.  A couple of parents were among the easily offended so the stage manager started calling them "sweat barriers" and the issue went away.
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 03:32:19 am »

Oh yes - the freshman A2 in college got to make the run to Costco for the biggest box of unlubed condoms they had.  And a 1.5L handle of Jack Daniels, for the extra special looks from the cashier.   ;D
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 10:39:13 am »

Oh yes - the freshman A2 in college got to make the run to Costco for the biggest box of unlubed condoms they had.  And a 1.5L handle of Jack Daniels, for the extra special looks from the cashier.   ;D
Yeah... first time I've heard that, too.  Caught me a little off guard, but after a chuckle, it seems incredibly logical.  After all, the soldiers in Vietnam used them over the flash hider to keep the jungle crud out of the rifle barrels. As it IS THE PROFESSIONAL AUDIO SOLUTION, who am I to question?  Good info the keep in your back pocket.
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 10:51:08 am »

Oh yes - the freshman A2 in college got to make the run to Costco for the biggest box of unlubed condoms they had.  And a 1.5L handle of Jack Daniels, for the extra special looks from the cashier.   ;D

I remember doing an event with Carol Burnett, she picked out a good looking male stage hand and had him bring her body pack out to her on stage.  She made a point to tell the audience that it was wrapped in a condom.   It got a laugh.   
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 12:02:15 pm »

As it IS THE PROFESSIONAL AUDIO SOLUTION, who am I to question?  Good info to keep in your back pocket.
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 01:33:14 pm »

A quick follow-up on the wirelessmicbelt.com problems, through the magic of forum networking, Laurie@wirelessmicbelts.com was dealing with the issue.  The website problems are fixed now.  Laurie and her husband (she is a stage manager, her husband is a sound guy) make a great product and stand behind them. 

EDIT: As far as the OP, it is easy to see how someone would think that they were being pranked with the condom thing. 
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 01:36:02 pm by John Fruits »
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 02:46:10 pm »

This IS the longstanding, decades old, tried and true professional solution. Your dismissal of it is offensive and reveals much about your immaturity and/or dogma inspired choice to be ignorant. Even a  quick & cursory Google search affirms condoms as the overwhelming #1 professional choice.

Yeah...... well when I said professional I was thinking more along the lines of Shure PA301 or Aquapac 158A, not a condom.

My company runs high profile shows in my country and I'm not going to offer actors a belt pack inside a f***ing condom. Not gonna happen.

Oh yes - the freshman A2 in college got to make the run to Costco for the biggest box of unlubed condoms they had.  And a 1.5L handle of Jack Daniels, for the extra special looks from the cashier.   ;D

That's a good one ;D

A quick follow-up on the wirelessmicbelt.com problems, through the magic of forum networking, Laurie@wirelessmicbelts.com was dealing with the issue.  The website problems are fixed now.  Laurie and her husband (she is a stage manager, her husband is a sound guy) make a great product and stand behind them. 

EDIT: As far as the OP, it is easy to see how someone would think that they were being pranked with the condom thing.

Thank you!

This is exactly what I had in mind (well, one of the options that I had in mind).
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 02:53:07 pm »

My general understanding is that the transmitter is wrapped, then placed inside a belt carrier or similar pocket.

Different societies, countries, and regions of the world have different cultural and social norms. YMMV, of course.
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 03:18:36 pm »

My general understanding is that the transmitter is wrapped, then placed inside a belt carrier or similar pocket.

Most of the time, yes, but not always, and I'm not going to embrace an idea, or a way of operation, in which I might find my techs handing a condom wrapped belt pack to an actor or actress, even if it's once a year. I'm very strict about ways of doing things and I can't do something that I don't like 100%.
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Re: Water-tight cover for wireless body-packs
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 04:41:52 pm »

My company runs high profile shows in my country and I'm not going to offer actors a belt pack inside a f***ing condom. Not gonna happen.

I guess Broadway NYC and just about every show in Vegas are low profile?

Most people understand that some clients will have an unreasonably negative reaction to an inanimate piece of latex that was designed to fit the "appendage of sin", and that from a biz perspective we must conform to their (non)sensibilities. Pun intended and such is life. However, it really is a functionally incomparable solution, and it's just a freaking balloon. In fact, they're superior to others in that you can usually see the device display right through them and operate the buttons without  unsheathing.  If you search carefully for a version with non-reservoir tip, they are undentifiable as condoms when properly installed, and actually look quite clean and made for this purpose. Especially the black ones.

I strongly urge you to at least check out this one:

https://www.ripnroll.com/products/wireless-bodypack-sweat-protectors?variant=7007872385088

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