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Wireless Microphone Systems

Wireless microphones are a staple on most stage and broadcast sets, but these devices are also affordable accessories that you can easily use for your own personal projects.

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Shop The Best Wireless Microphone Systems

Whether you’re setting up a street interview, shooting a short film, or performing for a live audience; wireless microphones are convenient, simple and provide great audio quality. Movo provides a variety of wireless microphone systems to choose from, catering to different types of creators and performers with deep care and consideration. Key features include:

  • Wire-free handling
  • Super portable
  • Discrete, easily hideable lapel mics
  • Choice of omnidirectional or cardioid pickup pattern.

How to Shop Wireless Microphones

When looking for the right wireless microphone system for you, there are three important things to consider:

  • Distance. How far away do you need to be from your source?
  • Direction. Do you need your mic to pick up sounds around you or just you?
  • Price. What is your budget for a single microphone system?
A helpful tool for buying wireless microphones is to look up what other people say.

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How Do Wireless Microphones Work?

Wireless microphones work by sending their signals wirelessly through their built-in transmitters. Wireless microphone systems are a body of different parts that work together in order to transmit audio wirelessly. These parts include; the microphone, the transmitter and the receiver.

1. The microphoneworks as a transducer. It will change acoustic or mechanical sound into audio signal much like a regular, non-wireless microphone. Wireless mics can be found as handheld mics, lavalier (or lapel) mics and headset mics.

2. The transmitter is the part of the wireless mic system which encodes the audio signal produced by the microphone, then carries it through a specific frequency to the receiver.

3. The receiver is the part of the wireless microphone system which receives the audio signal sent to it by the transmitter and then decodes it.

How do you Connect a Wireless Microphone?

You connect wireless microphones using a transmitter that the microphone gets plugged into and a receiver that plugs into the device or sound system that will be receiving the audio input. There are a few steps you can follow to connect a wireless microphone and get it up and running:

1. Install the receiver. We recommend that you keep the receiver close to the mixer, but as a rule of thumb, place the receiver wherever it can have a clear line of sight to the transmitter, without obstruction from people or other gear.

2. Adjust the frequency to pair the transmitter and receiver. Pairing may differ between wireless systems, so always make sure you check the product manual and instructions. If you are using more than one wireless microphone, make sure you use different frequencies for each system, as you will want to avoid audio distortion and dropouts.

3. Set the levels for the receiver, transmitter, and mixer. If you’re looking for something easier, many of our wireless microphones have plug and go features that allow you to connect the receiver directly into your phone or laptop and start recording almost immediately. If you are exclusively using a smartphone to record, learn more about connecting an external microphone to your smartphone and any accessories you may need or want.

How Many Wireless Microphones can be Used at Once?

1. For single-channel receiver wireless microphone systems, only one microphone transmitter can be used at once per dedicated receiver. In order to use multiple wireless microphones at once, you would need multiple receivers.

2. Dual-channel receiver microphone systems can have two transmitters, quad-channel transmitters can have four, etc.

Single-channel wireless receivers can only demodulate a signal from one transmitter at a time. Trying to use multiple wireless microphone transmitters onto a single receiver will distort the audio.

When using more than one wireless microphone system, you have to set different frequencies for each system. Multiple systems on the same frequency could cause issues with the audio such as distortion and dropouts.

How do you Set Wireless Microphone Frequencies?

Setting up microphone frequencies is different for each microphone system, some have a physical switch, while others can be done through the recording device. Make sure to check the manual for your product to locate the frequency setup instructions.

Depending on the model, wireless microphones operate in either the UHF or VHF range. UHF is typically better for longer range and more stable signals, while VHF is often less expensive but can be more prone to interference. If you're not sure which range is best for your needs, consult with a professional or read the product manual carefully.

How Much Are Wireless Microphones?

Wireless microphone prices can range from $60 on the cheaper side to over $500 for higher-quality professional microphones. Although $500 microphones could be more professional and higher-quality, $60 microphones do the job just as well.