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technofiend

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Re: Lapel Mic Feedback Problem
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2005, 09:01:15 am »

Ditto on the headset mic.  We are switching from the lavalier mics that came with our shure bodypacks to a countryman for everyone.

The expense is well worth it!  Our main PA speakers are parallel
and slightly to the front of the lectern and podium.  The headsets
are highly directional and let the pastors walk down the chancel
steps and out into the audience.  Much harder to get done with
an omni lav mic.  Although our lavs are cardiod, you still had
the occasional problem.  But the headsets are more natural
sounding *and* as they ride the speaker's ear, follow his
head motion as he speaks.  Without that, you really had to ride
the volume if the pastor moved his head around, getting in
and out of the cardiod's center pickup field.


The only time I use an cardiod lav now is for a wedding -- you
can't mic the bride and cranking the groom's gain is the only
way to get her vows.

And as someone mentioned earlier in the thread, a headset mic
is much closer to the speaker's mouth, requiring less gain.

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Deric Craig

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Re: Lapel Mic Feedback Problem
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2005, 09:35:26 am »

I was just at a church with a compromised original installation of mains location. We will be getting them 2 Countryman E-6 and will they be surprised at the difference. It will sure beat racking 2 1/3 Oct Eq's on insert for the lavs and then having the sound volunteer decide that he will tweak on those EQs. Money spent on earsets is well advised, I go along with the other fellas on that advice. Fast, easy and very effective!
Deric
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Dan Costello

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Re: Lapel Mic Feedback Problem
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2005, 10:36:56 am »

If it's only 50', you shouldn't need much of the pastor in the mains anyways, should you? My last church had a sanctuary about 70' long, with a podium-mounted cardiod and the pastor would routinely come down off the stage; nobody had any problems hearing him.

-Dan.
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Dan Costello

"Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.."

Erwin Mol

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Re: Lapel Mic Feedback Problem
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2005, 01:08:04 pm »

not formiliar w/ those feets and inches, but that really depends on the room acoustics
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Norbert Ruf

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Re: Lapel Mic Feedback Problem
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2005, 04:23:21 am »

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 If the pastor is hesitant to wear one and says that he doesn't want to look like Garth Brooks or Britney Spears....  
.... Or Madonna! Laughing  Laughing

Very good reasons for the head-set. (Protestant) Pastors might be more open to this than Catholic priests. The other day we had a Bishop presiding Mass. The lapel worked fine, BTW, but imagining him with a headset? Oh boy...  Shocked
I ususally handle this problem and voice coloration with the channel EQ of my console. Tweak everything a little until it sounds natural and doesn't feed back So far worked - almost always - OK. A miracle, maybe.  

Norbert
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Bruce Burke

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Re: Lapel Mic Feedback Problem
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2005, 02:03:58 pm »

We had that problem and I eventually figured out that it was from sound reflecting either off the podium, or off the pastor's Bible and notes he would hold.

I switched from an omni to a super cardiod and no more feedback.

-Bruce
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