Microphones come in all shapes and sizes, and more importantly, a huge range of prices. Choosing the right microphone is imperative to getting the quality sound you are after. Before you head online or down to your local music shop, consider these three factors:
Instruments or Vocals?
It is important to recognize the difference between microphones that are commonly used for vocals and instruments. You will generally choose a dynamic microphone for vocals. Shure is one of the top manufacturers of inexpensive dynamic microphones for this purpose. Shure also has a reputation for durability on stage. On the other hand, instruments require a combination of dynamic and condenser microphones to achieve a well rounded sound.
If you are building a sound system on a limited budget, you need to be very careful about how you apply your spending. An audio engineer will determine which areas you need to spend the most on, and where you can afford to use a less expensive option. With careful planning you can stretch your budget farther than you ever imagined.
Wired or Wireless
People often assume that wireless systems are always better than their wired counterparts. However, there are a number of advantages that come with a wired microphone. Wireless systems are useful in large scale applications, but in small confined spaces they often introduce their own challenges. Interference and connectivity problems are just two examples.
These are just a few of the things that you need to consider before you buy your next microphone. Additional information about microphone construction and features will improve your choices. Your integration team will identify the best available microphones in your budget and ensure that you are getting a reliable product from a trusted manufacturer.
The team at Loud Media Group is happy to help you get the best combination of microphones for your application. Call us at 706-913-4454 or click here to speak with one of our microphone experts today!