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Tony Mamoh

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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 05:56:26 am »

Definitely rent, and rent good stuff.  Cheap lavs are a nightmare, especially for live reinforcement work.

When working with lav placement, realize how far away you are placing the mics.  Consider what would happen if you put a regular mic that far away from someone.  Would you expect to get good results?  If not, then a lav won't magically make it work any better.

Hmmm. Never thought of it that way. Makes real sense!

However, some clients simply want a mic that is hardly visible. This is sometimes because of the video recording where they don't want any visible mics and just focus on the individuals. Also stage play actors typically want a mic on their body....so you're stuck between a lav , headset etc
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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 11:05:34 am »

Hmmm. Never thought of it that way. Makes real sense!

However, some clients simply want a mic that is hardly visible. This is sometimes because of the video recording where they don't want any visible mics and just focus on the individuals. Also stage play actors typically want a mic on their body....so you're stuck between a lav , headset etc

Actors *expect* mics, brides (and their mothers) do not.  The other difference is that actors understand the importance of the mic, and while brides do they will not accept them, typically.

This is why I don't do wedding reinforcement.  You want network TV quality but don't want the price tag of invisibility... and refuse to make the needed accommodations to enable good sounding work with miniature mics.  Bah, humbug.
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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 12:45:52 pm »

Actors *expect* mics, brides (and their mothers) do not.  The other difference is that actors understand the importance of the mic, and while brides do they will not accept them, typically.

This is why I don't do wedding reinforcement.  You want network TV quality but don't want the price tag of invisibility... and refuse to make the needed accommodations to enable good sounding work with miniature mics.  Bah, humbug.

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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 02:40:31 pm »

I can't wait until this technology is available:

https://newatlas.com/sonitus-in-mouth-two-way-radio-molar-mic/56302/

It could be a pretty awesome solution!
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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 06:09:02 pm »

I can't wait until this technology is available:

https://newatlas.com/sonitus-in-mouth-two-way-radio-molar-mic/56302/

It could be a pretty awesome solution!

Interesting technology till it comes loose in your mouth and you choke to death on it.

Dave Garoutte

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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 08:36:34 pm »

Or  transmit your bowel noises over the PA. :P
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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 11:24:07 pm »

Somehow I doubt this will be inexpensive


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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 08:10:53 am »

Somehow I doubt this will be inexpensive


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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 09:22:31 am »

My heart goes out to you who do weddings. Best of luck.
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Re: Inexpensive Lavs
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 09:24:57 pm »

My heart goes out to you who do weddings. Best of luck.

Weddings are lucrative if you keep your head about you. 
My classical group played wedding number 900 over this past weekend...yup, I speak from experience.
We average about 1 "tough client" out of 5....and usually one real PITA out of 20....
Over the past 10 years or so we have averaged about 40 weddings annually.
Over the past 23 years of contracting my group I've gotten good a "sniffing out" the mom/bride-zillas prior to sending them our contract.
For those that I know are going to be a pain I charge them extra for the "hassle factor".
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