This morning I post a video of my testing a MXL RF 350 Lavalier Microphone wile talking about Time Warner dropping the Ovation art network.
I don’t like to do Microphone reviews because if I base a review off of one test it makes the review centered on that particular setting and circumstances. I feel it is important to have an your own opinion on a sound since 1. everyone is different and 2. your setting and circumstances will probably be different. I feel different situations require different types of microphones hence why I have more than one.
So why was I talking about the news? In other microphone tests I’ve spoke about my self, had a friend sing “mary had a little lamb” and even had a debate weather or not Santa Claus or Africa is real.
I do these things to try to produce a natural sounding conversation. A sound that is not forced or not being too loud or quiet. When doing sound checks it is important to have the “talent” doing the sound check in the voice they are using during the show, for examples news reporters will start reading stories for their sound checks.
If the talent isn’t there at least the audio operator can test the equipment and try to get adjustments “in the ballpark” of where they need to be before the next sound check so that may be quicker (depending on time restraints this is ideal if dealing with a number of speakers and microphones for a larger venue.
What I have seen done while setting up equipment a day prior to an event is people reading off newspaper articles.
Since I try to do these videos for entertainment as well I like to find other things to talk about while making the tests valid for the audience.
For my other equiptment reviews they are under my equipment-review tab.