posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 11:18 AM
On the lavalier suggestion by xu. Bad move, especially for trying to record voice. A lav mic rests on your chest, and increases unwanted
resonance bad. They also typically have pretty bad dips in low end response in their frequency reproduction characteristics. While they are used
extensively in the corporate events market in both wired and wireless versions, they are my last possible choice for trying to record a vocal for
I really dont want to argue about which tech is better, since it is pointless, (like Mac versus PC discussions, PC rules anyway
). The reasons I
provided above which supported my recommendation of lavaliers are still valid.
A lav mic rests on your chest
/ Not really, it is where you see the lavaliers attached to in general, see because one sees them only in
conferences etc. they are used in recording instruments (multi lavalier for one instrument from different angles and proximitiesetc.) besides the fact
that they are spotted only in conferences does not mean they are used only in these curcimstances. as I said I used it for 5 years and not only once I
attached it to my chest.
They also typically have pretty bad dips in low end response in their frequency
/ you are not recording bass, baritone vocal, or drum kicks,
you are recording vocal, besides 15Hz
the lavalier is best suitable for acoustic and woodwind instruments, if you see live sax player or clarinet check the hard to see little black thingy
at the tip or the back. my suggestion is from experience, yet I dont think you personally used lavalier for studio recording. plus you are forgetting
the provided price range.
Also one unique characteristic of the lavalier is that in closed studio environment they are so sensitive that you can sing by whispering and it will
get all the details, which you will not get with the usual vocal misc, becuase those mics are designed for stage performance and to block the feedback
problem. and the vocal mics will filter most low volume sounds, (good for stage) where lavalier is extra sensitive (ideal for closed space recording.
(with headphones ofcourse)
[edit on 30-10-2005 by xu]