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2014-02-04 01:10:10.652233+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Podcasters & musical performers: Square Dance caller school has suggested I bring my own mic. Recommendations?

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-04 01:22:21.375759+00 by: Jack William Bell [edit history]

Wired or wireless? Handheld or headset?

For something like calling you don't need high-end recording equipment or even top-drawer performance gear. Basically you can't go wrong with Shure (not the most expensive, but not the cheapest either). Radio Shack mics are surprisingly good for the money if you don't buy the bottom-end ones. Woot has some deals on Pyle DJ equipment right now that includes a few mics: http://tech.woot.com/plus/pyle-pro-dj-equipment-4

I'm thinking you want a wireless headset mic. This deal on Woot for a wireless setup includes both a handheld and a headset: http://tech.woot.com/offers/uhf-wireless-microphone-system-7

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-04 08:27:58.010593+00 by: meuon

If you buy a Shure wireless, you'll have a very useful tool for a long time that might allow you to share receivers. It's the standard. At Contra dancing the callers often get out into the crowd dancing. Think: Spare batteries.

Note: Put your name INSIDE the mic battery case as well as some identifying marks (subtle or not, your choice) on the outside. I've lost a mic... or two..

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-04 14:59:28.879698+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thank you Jack, purchased. For a hundred bucks it's hard to go wrong. And I will engrave it.

And, yeah, meuon, I think it'll be nice to have wireless. I'm not sure I'm there yet, but on lower level classes while we're waiting for that 8th person to show up, our usual caller will get in the formation. That's super handy.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-04 17:36:51.400356+00 by: Dan Lyke

A friend on Facebook has suggested the Mackie 402VLZ4 SS for when I need a mixer, though if I can get the Pyle to accept line-in as one of those mic jacks, then I can probably skip the mixer.

At that point it's just finding speakers for venues where I can't plug in to the existing sound system. And that'll probably be a while before I need to...

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-04 18:50:40.390571+00 by: meuon

My older Fender Passport is hard to beat. I've got a PA250, the newer ones can come with wireless mic receivers in them. It's survived several burning man trips, caver events, yoga classes.. even bluegrass.