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Lavalier Microphone System: Get Wired!

June 16, 2011 by  
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Looking for a lavalier microphone system? Consider getting wired.

A lavalier microphone or lavalier (or lav or lapel mike) is a small electret or dynamic microphone used for television, theater, and public speaking applications. Different than a hand-held microphone, it frees up your hands and still gives you the ability to be farther from the camera yet get good audio.

In this video, I talk a bit about a wired mic and why and when you’d want to use it as opposed to an on-camera microphone.


The microphone I’m using in the video is a Sony ECM 44b lavalier microphone we bought 10 years ago at the cost of $175. You don’t have to spend that much for a pretty nice wired mic; one of those we recommend sells for around $25.

With a lavalier mic, you do have some issues you have to deal with which I’ll cover in another video.

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