Wired Microphone For Ceremony

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jturk1000

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Looking for one or more wired microphones to help with amplifying musicians at wedding ceremonies and also to support audio from officiant, bride and groom. I've not had great success with wireless liv mics at ceremonies, and I'm not convinced it's in my budget to replace what I currently have.

Historically, I've out a liv mic on the officiant, and I may do the same. Considering also putting a mic up on stand for the B&G. I've ruled out liv mics for all.
 

bill_smith

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Why not run Xlr and power up to the bases at a point near the altar where the distance isn't a problem for your wireless mics.
 

jturk1000

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Why not run Xlr and power up to the bases at a point near the altar where the distance isn't a problem for your wireless mics.
Maybe... I thought it would actually be more simple to just run some wired mics than unbolt my wireless units from their case and relocate them temporarily at the ceremony site. BY having the receivers away from me, I also wouldn't be able to monitor the microphone signal/battery/etc.
 

bill_smith

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while true, consider that your ceremony is less than an hour long. Fresh batteries and a good sound check prior should yield good results, and you can ride volume at the mixer. The point of having the base and receiver in close range is to avoid worry about the signal. Inside 15 feet unobstructed, should be almost as good as a wired. With wired you've got stands and all the accidents that can happen with that. Just food for thought from someone who's done exactly this for the last 6 years, with no errors drips or runs.

If you are running XLR anyway, it's not much difference is it?
 

jturk1000

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Wouldn't that require running XLR from my sound board to the bases anyway? I generally post myself at the rear of the ceremony behind the guests. Maybe you're suggesting that I'm closer... OR, do you suggest unmounting my bases from my road case and wiring them up to the front of the ceremony? The Bride wants to amplify a string quartet, so I'm probably going to use a short mix stand anyway, and she also doesn't want a liv mic on anyone - prefers a mic stand between the B, G and officiant (I warned her of the mic being in pictures, but she didn't seem to care). If you talk me into wireless, that saves me from purchasing new equipment :)
 

bill_smith

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"Wouldn't that require running XLR from my sound board to the bases anyway? "
Yes. Absolutely. That it what I propose. Pick a side, run the XLR away from one side of the ceremony area, stage left or right dependent on the layout.

"I generally post myself at the rear of the ceremony behind the guests. Maybe you're suggesting that I'm closer... "

nope. At the rear, the place to be. Speakers facing front to the altar.

" OR, do you suggest unmounting my bases from my road case and wiring them up to the front of the ceremony?:"

ABSOLUTELY!!
 

jturk1000

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Hey Bill - this is nothing I've done before, and it sounds like it's worth a try. Thanks for the tips!
 

bill_smith

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I hope it works for you. I know it works for me. I'd try this out in your yard, or at the actual venue if possible, maybe with someone at the front so you can experiment with the sound and placement, and make sure you feel good about it. Good luck sir! When is the event? Please post back on results too...love to hear your thoughts on it.
 
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