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Advice on Low Cost Dual Wireless Lavalier Mic

TBuchanan's picture
Last seen: 11 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/14/2013 - 8:32am

Hello Everyone,

 

I am working on directing and producing a documentary that will have two on-screen narrators. So I am looking for a dual wireless lavalier mic, with two conditions. First, I am looking for a low-cost solution (Under $350), and also I would prefer one not made in China, as my experience with gear made in China has not been good. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find what I need? Or should I simply use two individual wireless mics and run them through a mixer? Thanks!


rs170a's picture
Last seen: 1 day 22 hours ago
Joined: 03/07/2011 - 2:12pm

You won't find a dual wireless package in your price range,

You can find what you need at a good pro audio shop and I don't mean a place that rents band PA systems. A good pro audio shop such as Trew Audio, Location Sound and Professional Sound Services will have what you need and the knowledge to get you set up properly.

I'm primarily a shooter/editor but have always believed in getting good audio on my shoots but that means spending some money.

Have you considered renting? You can get a Sennehiser G3 wireless package (what I use and love!!) from Trew Audio for $30 to 50/day, depending on the mic used.  If you plan your shoot, you should be able to cut down on the number of rental days needed. Not only will you have a great mic package, you'll get much better sound than going with an inexpensive wireless mic kit.

 

Mike


Rick Crampton's picture
Last seen: 4 months 6 days ago
Joined: 08/20/2009 - 1:08pm

" I am working on directing and producing a documentary that will have two on-screen narrators. So I am looking for a dual wireless lavalier mic, with two conditions. First, I am looking for a low-cost solution (Under $350), and also I would prefer one not made in China,"

 

Not likely

 

"  Or should I simply use two individual wireless mics and run them through a mixer? "

 

This puzzles me . . . . Are looking for a DUAL wireless system with only one audio out to the camera? I can't say I've ever seen such a system. Is there some reason why you can't use a pair of wireless mic systems, each feeding a separate audio channel of your camera, and then mixing them to mono in your editor?

 

Please let us know what you wind up with and the cost.