As a producer, having a hand held wireless mic can make it easier for you to bring the show together during rehearsals. Having the ability to call cues and discuss the details of each session to everyone at one time can greatly reduce confusion and lost time.
Wireless microphones can be used in different applications other than a standard microphone. Wireless belt packs can be used to transmit audio from almost any device.
We have the ability to use the wireless microphone connection (where the lavaliere mic plugs in the belt pack does not) as an input to many other audio sources. Guitars, laptop audio, MP3 players, and CD Players are only some of many options that can be used as inputs into a wireless system.
To save time (and cable wire) on setup for large events, an audio engineer can use the output of the sound console, connect it to the wireless belt pack, and transmit the signal to the amplifiers. This application is good if the amplifiers are in a hard-to-reach place.
Keep in mind, wireless microphones are a great convenience, but even the greatest audio engineers can run into problems with any wireless systems.
Please follow these tips to ensure a great event:
- Contact the venue and find the local televisions' frequencies that are being transmitted in the local city. It is illegal to broadcast wireless microphones on the same frequencies and it will cause interference.
- Contact the venue and find out if there are any other events happening. If there are, coordinate with the other producers on what wireless frequencies are being used.
- Wireless interference can happen. Using two lavaliere mics on different frequencies for one presenter can give you peace of mind.
Please keep all of these tips on mind and contact Warner AV with any questions regarding wireless microphones.