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Topic: Lavalier mics - cardioid vs omni-directional
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Jun 21, 2009 01:43AM)
I am planning to purchase a sennheiser ew 112 or ew 122 wireless lavalier microphone, and was wondering what is the difference and which would be better (this is just for speaking during shows). Thanks -

Bill

PS - This is also posted in FX, but I figured I might as well post here as well, as a lot of the people here don't visit the FX topic.
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Jun 21, 2009 11:57AM)
I changed my search parameters and found several topics. Thanks -

Bill
Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Jun 21, 2009 05:34PM)
I much preferr a headset mic. you can get more volume before feedback!
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Jun 22, 2009 07:22PM)
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On 2009-06-21 18:34, ColinDymond wrote:
I much preferr a headset mic. you can get more volume before feedback!
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Not all headsets will work well for reducing feedback. I have a Gemini headset and it's a cardoid mike. Omni-directional headsets seem to have more problems with feedback, if the speaker placement isn't great.
Message: Posted by: RJE (Jun 23, 2009 06:09AM)
I guess I'm more old school. As someone who likes to talk to his volunteers on stage, I find it more convenient to use a wireless stick with a simple neck holder. I can slip the mike in and out of the holder quickly and without a hassle and then move it back and forth when I speak with the volunteer. When it is just for me, back into the holder and voila, works great.

Headsets would be great for vents or jugglers, but for magicians, I still prefer the stick.
Message: Posted by: kimmo (Jun 23, 2009 08:24AM)
I dunno - I'm a vent and I still prefer a hand mic
Message: Posted by: John Breeds (Jun 23, 2009 11:42AM)
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On 2009-06-23 09:24, kimmo wrote:
I dunno - I'm a vent and I still prefer a hand mic[/quote]

[img]http://magicboxcapers.com/microphone/microphone01.jpg[/img]

Kimmo
Is this the sort of mic and holder you prefer? ;) :) (sorry John but I couldn't resist this private gag)

John
Message: Posted by: kimmo (Jun 25, 2009 06:06PM)
Hi John - yes that's it!!! Especially if the lead is just not quite long enough to reach my furthest trunk!