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Marc LucasLapel mic positioning
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:51:13 pm

Only recently I've come across a couple of situation were I have attached my Lapel mic (with Sennheiser G3 system) to a presenter positioned pointing up. They have mentioned that they usually have it pointing down or have had in the past. I then noticed it on the Olympic coverage that the presenters then had theirs pointing down. What the logic behind this?


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Mark SuszkoRe: Lapel mic positioning
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:15:10 pm

It keeps the plosive mouth sounds and breath rush from hitting the mic. lavs are almost always omnis, so they don't care where they are facing too much, you lose only a little volume if you point it down, but you won't hear the wind blowing out of the talent's nostrils any more either. I first saw BBC guys doing this, and I figure if anybody knows audio, it is the BBC.

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