Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone

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Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 2:52 am

On Friday 12 July 2013 22:29:50 Kevin Cosgrove did opine:

> Last year one of our Pickathon (shameless plug, pickathon.com)

Indestructible is a pretty strong word. Quite a few years ago when I was
the CE at a tv station, I'd convinced TPTB that the mic situation in news
was untenable, and with a lot of yelling and screaming, got perms to by 6
of them, so we'd have one for each camera crew and one spare.

Two things.

Every time one of them was laid down while setting up the camera, it would
leave, but a radio shack $20 lookalike would come home with the reporter &
the reporters didn't know the diff & couldn't be bothered to learn.

In 2 months we had one left and it was smashed as if a fire truck had run
over it, about 1/2" thick. Maybe it did for all I know. One failed with
no visible damage in a week, sent it back, they fixed it, we had the tape
on the air about 10 days later when it went away again, sitting on a stand
in full view of the rolling camera while interviewing a football coach.

You have no clue how destructive a reporter, who is gung ho to get the
story, alligators in the pool be damned, can be to even the relatively
heavy SM58. Better than 80% of whats out there, at <50% of the price, but
not indestructible.

Cheers, Gene
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[LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Julien Claassen, (Fri Jul 12, 9:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jul 13, 5:29 am)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Kevin Cosgrove, (Sat Jul 13, 1:16 am)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Gene Heskett, (Sat Jul 13, 2:52 am)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jul 13, 5:47 am)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Leonardo Palomares, (Fri Jul 12, 10:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Al Thompson, (Fri Jul 12, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Fri Jul 12, 9:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Joe Hartley, (Fri Jul 12, 9:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Arnold Krille, (Fri Jul 12, 9:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] [a bit OT] Vocal microphone, Peter Crighton, (Sat Jul 13, 12:54 am)