Lavalier Microphone Help

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mrcowdude20, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. mrcowdude20 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I am deciding between the
    • Sima SDW-150
    • Sony WCS-999
    • Audio-Technica ATR288W VHF
    • Audio-Technica Pro 88W

    A few questions, if you could answer, it would be great!
    1. What lavalier do you have?
    2. How do you record with it?
    3. What brand/s should I look at?
    4. What else should I know?
  2. Papanate macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2011
    North Carolina
    What are you using the Lav for? Podcasts? Documentation?
    Recording your speeches?

    We use Shure UHFR Wireless systems for all
    events. They are expensive - but we routinely
    mic up Fortune 50 CEO's and other high profile/no fail situation
    type clients.
  3. jmacnash macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Also, do you need wireless for your applications? Of that list I would probably lean towards the Pro88 since it looks like the only one with switchable frequencies.

    The Sima is in the 2.4gig range so it could be stomped on or interfered with by Wifi in a crowded environment even with the frequency hopping.

    The UHF-R stuff is lovely, but something like the Sennheiser EW122P
    is a lot less money and is still really dependable.

    Unless you really need wireless I would look at spending more money on a better wired mic...again we would need to know more about your application to give you good advice.

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