Wireless microphone systems are sets of components that allow performers to move freely without worrying about long audio cables. Each wireless system requires a device to transmit a wireless signal (transmitter) and a device to receive a wireless signal (receiver). Transmitters convert the audio signal captured by the microphone into a radio signal. The signal is then sent to the receiver, which converts it back into an audio signal, which is then sent to the sound system. Wireless transmitters are usually located where objects or sound sources are located, while wireless receivers are usually located near a recording device such as a mixing console or camera. Wireless systems often include one or more transmitters, a receiver, a microphone and accessories.
The role of the transmitter is to convert the audio signal it receives from the microphone into a signal that can be picked up by the receiver and then transmit it wirelessly. When it comes to digital wireless systems, the process involves converting an analog microphone signal into a digital signal. Wireless transmitters come in the two most common form factors:
- Handheld transmitters
- Beltpack transmitters
A handheld transmitter combines a wireless transmitter with a microphone capsule. Belt transmitters are designed to connect directly to an instrument or microphone. The belt transmitter is most often attached to the user's belt.
Available in a variety of form factors, wireless receivers receive the wireless signal from a transmitter and feed it to outputs for connection to your recording device. Common receiver types include portable camera-mount, rackmount, tabletop and plug-in models. Single-channel receivers work with one transmitter at a time, dual-channel receivers can simultaneously receive the signal from two transmitters, etc.
Microphones for wireless systems
Typically, a wireless system will have one of three types of microphones:
- Handheld microphones
- Lavalier microphones
A handheld is usually a dynamic or condenser microphone with a built-in transmitter. A headset is worn on the head and the capsule is placed closer to the mouth. Lavalier microphones are small and unobtrusive and can be attached to the speaker's clothing. They are connected to a transmitter, which is usually worn on the belt.
Pros and cons of wireless microphone systems
Some disadvantages, such as signal delay, interference and environmental factors, must be considered when using wireless systems, but they have many advantages over traditional cable-connected microphones:
- No unnecessary cables
- Providing much greater ease of movement
- Many wireless systems are capable of operating over long distances
- They are inconspicuous and rugged
What to look for when choosing a wireless microphone system?
When choosing wireless microphone systems, you should pay attention to the following characteristics:
Number of channels. This determines the maximum number of compatible systems you can use simultaneously. For example, if you need to use 6 wireless microphones, you will need 6 channels so you can run 6 systems simultaneously.
Range. Different systems have different transmission ranges, from short to long distances. You should choose a wireless system with a stated range that is twice as long as you need.
Battery life is an important feature to consider when choosing a wireless microphone. However, keep in mind that battery life, size, and range should be considered together. If small size is important to you, you may have to sacrifice battery life.
Analog/digital system. Analog wireless systems have no latency and are an economical choice. However, digital systems are superior to analog systems in many ways, such as:
- Sound quality and no artifacts
- Longer battery life
- Digital wireless communication is more effective
- Secure communication
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