October 29, 2014 at 6:14AM

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Best Vox Pop mic for Busy Trade Show Floor

Hi Guys.
I currently own the E835 from sennheiser as a wireless mic setup for Vox pops however im worried about the wireless performance in such a noisy crowded Trade show floor where I will be doing interviews with many top company people and cannot have any interruptions in audio.

Does wireless work without issue in such scenarios? Is this a good mic for that job?
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I was looking at perhaps using the Rode Reporter instead with a cable connected to the camera.

If the Rode Reporter is not good or there is a better mic that you guys prefer, please let me know. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Claire

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Always for that ambient is best a dynamic microphone.

October 29, 2014 at 10:52AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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Hi Claire - I shoot interviews at the National Restaurant Association Show and at the Consumer Electronics Show, both have lots of people and lots of competition for wireless frequencies. I think the more important question is what is your wireless device - you said the E835 which is a great wired mic - I find its slightly tighter pattern and warmer presence great for loud environments - but you are going to need a wireless system with some flexibility. We use the Sennheiser EW portable kits and typically when we arrive we turn on the receivers with no transmitters on and see if we are picking up stray signals from the show floor. As we move onto different floors or different sections then I usually again turn off the transmitters to check the receivers and adjust my frequencies if needed.

For most of my show we are actually using omni lavs on the talent because we need them to have their hands available - and I have found it has a great presence and works great in loud environments.

The Sennheiser MD46 is also a great interview mic, I haven't used the Rode, but all of their other projects are really top notch!

Happy to send you some links of videos we've done with the different mics - just send me a note if you need some more info!!

October 29, 2014 at 9:33PM

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Scott Selman
Content Creator | Filmmaker | Producer
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Hi thanks for the great info. The E835 is the wireless version with the EW100. If you believe that a wireless system can work without then im happy to move ahead with my current wireless option. My concern before was about interference but I guess your right that by just turning on the receiver and checking now and again I should be fine. Id be curious to see this omni lav your talking about. My current G3 EW100 kit comes with the lav mic with transmitter by the performance is poor in noisy environments.

Cheers

Claire McHardy

November 1, 2014 at 1:17PM

My kit came with the same lav and it worked decently for me but I had to keep it close to the top of the suit jacket or tie. The Rode Lav is really incredible, it comes with a great case - the mic head and the connector are interchangable so if something goes wrong you can swap the cable or connector. I always carry spares of all the parts - I've rigged them under clothing for film work or walked shows with them on a suit jacket all day.

If you take a look on my YouTube channel, everything in this playlist was shot using two Rode Lavs on Sennheiser Wireless packs--
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVR06EyshuCvdI8PK8yzBkoo7qX66a1Eu...

Thanks!

November 3, 2014 at 9:51PM

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Scott Selman
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