Forum: Video Discussion
Topic: Karaoke Proof Mics - do they even exist!?
Just wondering - those of you that karaoke, do you use wired or wireless microphones?
The reason I ask is because my venue is compact to say the least but every Friday and Saturday night its rammed see below...
As a result having wired mics with cables trailing is simply not an option but I am really struggling to find a good rugged set of wireless mics that can handle abuse. Over the years we have had (to name just a few) Shure / Behringer / JTS / Kam / Skytec and we are currently using Pyle Audio's PDWM5000 4x mic VHF system. See:
To be blunt the audio quality is crap but the whole package cost £120 so its not too traumatic if a mic breaks, as they so frequently do!!
My question is; have any of you found a wireless mic set that is reliable (doesn't cut out too much) and hard wearing and not hugely expensive?
I'm so very surprised that the big manufacturers haven't made a ruggedized, rubber-clad unit that can take a good beating!??....
Inviato Tue 24 Oct 17 @ 10:14 pm
Inviato Wed 01 Nov 17 @ 9:20 am
A Man and His Music wrote :
Get a good wind screen, to cushion the head when dropped, and an anti roll device to put on the mic. This will also help if it's dropped and when they just put it down. Look here. Put it close to the head. I don't know how you use Pyle.
Sorry for the delay in replying - thank you for the advice!!
I have sourced some pop filters and have just ordered 3 anti roll collars!! Hopefully this will help reduce any damage!!
The reason we have the Pyle is because (at the time) they were a bargain and we could afford to write them off if damaged. Since writing this thread one has already been pinched and another had the head wrenched off requiring me to solder it bac together again.
Inviato Sat 18 Nov 17 @ 10:00 am
Fairly inexpensive and have had good success with them. If you have a good mixer
with effects , I use a Behringer and can adjust the mic for a good sound.
Inviato Tue 21 Nov 17 @ 8:41 pm
Inviato Tue 21 Nov 17 @ 9:28 pm
Replacement handhelds are only $40 if they have to be replaced. You can get up to a 4 mic system. Also work with the owner, explaining you will not allow a person to sing for a few weeks if they have dropped, placed your mic on the floor or damaged your equipment. If they do not agree, consider re-working your contract to hold the venue responsible for damage caused by the patrons.
Inviato Thu 12 Apr 18 @ 12:31 pm
Inviato Thu 12 Apr 18 @ 10:06 pm
Usually I use the Sure SM58, which is a wired mic, because they are literally immortal. But I can understand why you would need a good wireless mic for that kind of amazing crowd.
Recently I have been using a new wireless mic made by Seismic Audio, It's very new on their product line, and I have been very impressed by the quality of these things. Metal body construction, adjustable frequencies, battery indicators on both the mic and the receiver. The price on these really make them just that much more amazing.
this is the link to the exact one I bought. But they have all kinds of different packages. And you can buy the mics individually for replacement purposes.
I hope this helps. ^-^
Inviato Fri 07 Sep 18 @ 9:23 am