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Title: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Kellen Tyburski on March 22, 2014, 03:51:45 pm
Hey all,

Has anyone used the Whirlwind MicMute-PTD? I am looking for a switch where when it is depressed and held down, the signal is turned on and passed through to the output. The signal is disconnected as soon as the switch is released.

if you have used this one, is it quiet? Needs to not be heard over records

any other suggestions for switches you guys have used? Trying to stay away from "foot" switch type stuff. This needs to be used by clients for VOG's, etc.

KT






Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Mac Kerr on March 22, 2014, 03:59:33 pm
Hey all,

Has anyone used the Whirlwind MicMute-PTD? I am looking for a switch where when it is depressed and held down, the signal is turned on and passed through to the output. The signal is disconnected as soon as the switch is released.

if you have used this one, is it quiet? Needs to not be heard over records

any other suggestions for switches you guys have used? Trying to stay away from "foot" switch type stuff. This needs to be used by clients for VOG's, etc.

KT

Sennheiser 835S (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/dynamic-microphones/sennheiser-e835s-performance-vocal-microphone)

It is what I use for all live VOs. The switch is quieter than the switch on a 431. I don't give them a stand, so they have to pick the mic up and switch it.

Mac
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Kellen Tyburski on March 22, 2014, 05:37:18 pm
Sennheiser 835S (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/dynamic-microphones/sennheiser-e835s-performance-vocal-microphone)

It is what I use for all live VOs. The switch is quieter than the switch on a 431. I don't give them a stand, so they have to pick the mic up and switch it.

Mac

Thanks Mac, will look into it. Still pretty set on some sort of switch. Why is it you prefer it this way?

 
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: TonyWilliams on March 22, 2014, 05:45:39 pm
What about this?
http://www.audiomanproducts.com/Push-To-Talk-1-5-Items-Push-To-Talk.htm


- Tony Williams
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Mac Kerr on March 22, 2014, 06:06:19 pm
Thanks Mac, will look into it. Still pretty set on some sort of switch. Why is it you prefer it this way?

When they pick up the mic, and hold it so they can operate the switch, they naturally speak into the end of it. With a mic on a stand and a PTT switch it is too easy to sit back, or not address the mic.

Mac
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Scott Hofmann on March 22, 2014, 10:48:29 pm
The Audio-Technica AT8684 UniMute box will do this. It has XLR's for mic in and out, and connector for an external switch. Runs on phantom power from the mic input. Just use a normally-closed switch to make it work like you want.
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Jerome Malsack on March 25, 2014, 08:34:31 am
The Audio-Technica AT8684 UniMute box will do this. It has XLR's for mic in and out, and connector for an external switch. Runs on phantom power from the mic input. Just use a normally-closed switch to make it work like you want.

Add in a sheet of plywood  and a micro switch under the plywood base and you have a switch that activates when someone steps up to the mic. 

or   Grateful Dead and Dave Mathews use with home alarm system sensors. 
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Jonathan Kok on March 25, 2014, 03:52:26 pm
Add in a sheet of plywood  and a micro switch under the plywood base and you have a switch that activates when someone steps up to the mic. 

or   Grateful Dead and Dave Mathews use with home alarm system sensors.
Hmmm...this intrigues me.

I've got a situation where it might be handy for the microphone to unmute so long as someone's touching it. I wonder if there's a way to do that, utilizing the switching found in those 'touch to turn on' lamps?

Must do more research...
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Taylor Hall on March 25, 2014, 04:26:04 pm
I actually stumbled on this a few days ago while looking for something else. Seems kinda clunky, but at least someone is addressing the issue wit ha product.

http://www.optogateonline.com/products.html
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Richard Turner on April 02, 2014, 04:22:34 pm
Hey all,

Has anyone used the Whirlwind MicMute-PTD? I am looking for a switch where when it is depressed and held down, the signal is turned on and passed through to the output. The signal is disconnected as soon as the switch is released.

if you have used this one, is it quiet? Needs to not be heard over records

any other suggestions for switches you guys have used? Trying to stay away from "foot" switch type stuff. This needs to be used by clients for VOG's, etc.

KT

http://www.radialeng.com/hotshotdm1.php

street price about $90, wery versatile, can be used as mic on / off, cough button, or add fx loop, create a talkback loop
Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Jerome Malsack on April 03, 2014, 02:00:15 pm
http://www.crownaudio.com/popless.htm

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/windscreens_mounts/7ab84e2bfda3d60a/index.html

Title: Re: Push to talk switch…Whirlwind...
Post by: Kellen Tyburski on April 12, 2014, 06:12:59 pm
Cool, thanks for the tips guys - went with the Audioman switch.. it works perfect, and  a solid build! Not a bad price either @ 40 bucks.

http://www.audiomanproducts.com/Push-To-Talk-1-5-Items-Push-To-Talk.htm

Kellen