What a great way to have freedom of movement when you perform with a cordless microphone. There are various types and uses of cordless microphones.
Firstly, they depend on batteries so you need to ensure that you have a well charged battery set that can last the duration of the event. You need to switch off the transmitter and turn on the receiver in order to use the automated frequency selection function that is present on most devices. This will allow for a free frequency to be found that is used for communicating with the microphone, hence the term ‘wireless’. You need to set the volume of the receiver to minimal values before turning the transmitter and the synchronisation button on. Once the signal appears you are able to adjust the volume to the desired level and adjust the gain. This is a crucial step as this will determine the quality of the sound. Ensure you test the sound quality by walking around the room and making sure the signal is suited.
The uses of cordless microphones are endless, including uses for singers, DJ’s, MC’s, performers and public speaker more broadly. They are great as karaoke microphones as well as for gym classes. Things to consider when using the cordless microphone include the frequency range of how far you can travel without the signal loss. Also the frequency type, UHF, VHF and Gigahertz determines if you want a fixed frequency or digital frequency. The two types of cordless microphones include the Cardioid cordless microphone which are directional and don’t pick up sound from the rear, as well as the Omni-directionals that pick up signals from all sides.
Cordless microphones are useful as they allow you to speak with your hands-free and simply clip onto your clothing. You need to ensure the battery life is ideal, so batteries lasting more than 10 hours are best. Battery level indicators are a great way to monitor the batteries life.
Brands of cordless microphones to look out for include Shure as well as reliable brands such as Sony, Sennheiser and Samson. There are various types that you can select from. The Pyle Professional has a built-in channel lock, two 9-volt batteries and 2 cordless microphones. The Microphone System NX984, consists of wireless enhanced mobility with two professional microphones. Lastly, the Hisonic 32-Channel UHF has long-rang transmission, multiple frequencies and a compatible headset to suit most occasions.