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Peter Groom
My new favourite mic mounting lacation
on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:43:37 am

Like lots of field recordists i often struggle with noisy clothing etc when trying to mount a personal mic on a preformer, especially if theres much movement.
My new favourite place is mounting the capsule (with a rycote fluffy) just inside the performers hairline. Running the cable back throught the hair , down back oh head (all of which is quite easy to conceal) down neck, covered with some skin coloured tape, and down inside shirt etc.

I find that the sound is crisp, doesnt rustle, always perfectly positioned and generally a winner - EXCEPT on baldies!

Anyone else used this, or fahe any other killer locations?

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Bill Davis
Re: My new favourite mic mounting lacation
on Oct 30, 2015 at 7:51:21 am
Last Edited By Bill Davis on Oct 30, 2015 at 3:40:29 pm

Learned this trick at NAB years ago from (IIRC) the Countryman Rep who, after I noted seeing Star Search winner Sam Harris in a touring show of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat gave away the secret of how they mic'd Mr. Harris when all he wore on-stage was a loincloth in the Egypt scenes! Hair mic and Moleskin strip down the spine to hide the wire. Those Broadway stage folk are crazy smart at stagecraft!

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Eric Toline
Re: My new favourite mic mounting lacation
on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:07:24 pm

The "B" in Countryman B3 & B6 lavs stand for "Broadway". Hair mounting is called a Broadway mount. Advantages are talent is never off mic and it sounds like a boom mic.

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