How to Make you own headset mic
Written by Joseph De Buglio
Pictures Joseph De Buglio
This is a home made headset mic. It is free and any small omni
lapel mic can work.
The mic just happens to be what
a standard Telex LT-100 body
pack. I have
tried this with many other lapel
the past 10 years.
Whether singing or speaking, I found that
you don't have to put the mic out in front
of the mouth. By being on the side of the
mouth, you don't need a pop filter or wind
screen over the mic. This keeps the mic very
small and almost invisible at 30 feet.
The mic doesn't pick up sounds from beards
or glasses. The tip of the mic is taped so
that it is away from the face.
The tape can be anything. The mid size coat
hanger works best. It is strong enough to
stay were it supposed to be after you shape
it, yet light enough that you can easily
adjust it for anyone. Most minister and song
leader say it is lighter that the store bought
ones and after a few minutes, they don't
even notice that they have it on.
You can hang the wire down any way you want.
I put this one together at the Annual Fellowship
Baptist church. It was a last minute thing
and I hand only 2 minutes to put it together.
There was plenty of gain before feedback.
The smaller the mic, the better this setup
seems to work. Because this was put together
very quickly, I didn't have time to round
out the tip of the wire around the ear piece,
so I just added some tape. Like I said, it
is free and once on, you can push you hair
over it and it almost disappears.
This is the situation where I
was using this
wireless setup. Although it doesn't
like it, this room seats over
For this interested, the speakers
KF300's with an EV sub. There
are 20 lights
on the truss. I have put over
30 light on
the truss on other occasions.
system goes up in 5 hours.
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