Okay, it’s not really groundbreaking news. But I’m excited. We acquired a new wireless lavalier microphone system. Our venerable old Lectrosonics CR187 kits were not making the grade. And when I showed them to a former employee last week who now does audio for dozens of TV shows in LA, he made me realize just how old they were.They’re on frequency ranges that have long since been filled with all manner of new devices and technologies. No wonder I keep getting interference. Which is why I go to great lengths to avoid using them.
So I started to research. It’s one of my favorite non-billable activities. But in this case, I think it will pay dividends. For some reason, our wired lav mics don’t output much volume, so they have to be run though a mixer to get enough gain. Frustrating.
I settled on a lovely, well-reviewed Sony UWP-V1 system that was surprisingly affordable. When it arrived, I was blown away. So compact. So designed and so well-made. And the sound quality is amazing. It mounts quickly and easily to any of our cameras. No heavy, kludgey mounting solutions. And it puts out TONS of gain, cleanly and without any interference or noise. Goodbye, Lectrosonic wireless lavs! Goodbye, field mixer! Goodbye, wired lavs! Sony UWP-V1 has replaced you. And made my life so much better.