Desktop, Clip-ons, Mobile phones: Mic’s are everywhere.
Remember the 2 Mic’s 1 Rule for Professional Safe Microphone use. The growing popularity of Video Chat, On-line Conferencing and Training has increased the need to work with Microphones for many people. New tech demands learning new skills. So let’s look at 2 types of Microphones you’re most likely to use and then…let’s learn how to use them. Then, You need to learn the #1 Rule you should never forget when working with and around all Microphones.
1. The first Mic we’ll look at is the Audio Technica ATR3350iS the current version of this popular mic. It’s called a Lavalier mic and is commonly used by Newscasters, and people being interviewed on-camera. It’s also popular with Video producers. Placement on Your body is critical for good sound as we’ll see in the attached Training Video.
2. The second Mic is a SHURE 565SD. This has been an extremely popular Mic for use in live musical performances. It’s technically called a Dynamic mic and is widely used in large live Events and Business meetings. It’s similar to the well-known Shure SM58 with the addition of an On/Off Switch. By the way, an On/Off switch is very useful especially if you’re hand-holding the Mic as you Present your information.
A Dynamic Mic may have a round wind screen. The Wind Screen looks like a ‘ball’ on the top-end as this one shows. But a Dynamic can also be a straight tube, black or chrome, with or without an on/off switch, and with/without a Windscreen. With the emergence of Conference Meeting Software like zoom, learning to use a Mic effectively is now a skill you should develop.
When finalizing the Details of an event where you’ll be Speaking, always inquire about the Mic & Sound system. Most importantly, never forget the fundamental concept presented here in 2 Mic’s 1 Rule. Your future could depend on it.
Learning to use a Microphone will polish your Performance!
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