Point Source Audio meets gardening show challenge
Thursday, 8 July 2021
embrace-on-tv-gardening-showhi-rezThe Lavalier Switch Kit is a two-in-one lavalier and on-ear miking tool kit
Australia - Location sound recordist Christopher MacGregor became the first customer to embrace Point Source Audio's Lavalier Switch Kit, a two-in-one lavalier and on-ear miking tool kit. Its value became instantly apparent with the included Embrace earmount put straight to work miking an active TV host of an Australian gardening show.
"The gardening host I work with is often performing quite physical tasks so for some years, I've been concealing the microphone into his mop of curly hair using wig and hair clips," explains MacGregor. "This takes time and often requires readjusting throughout the shoot. So when the Point Source Audio Lavalier Switch Kit became available, I thought, 'that's going to make life so much easier.' I've probably got a dozen different methods of mounting lav mics and this has added another great option."
The kit delivers the company's best-selling waterproof omnidirectional lavalier microphone that transforms into two wearing styles and three different colour options to help audio technicians meet the ever-changing conditions of miking talent.
The Embrace microphone configuration has already served on three successive shoots with the presenter. "It has made things a lot easier to manage," MacGregor states. "I'm no longer constantly going up and fiddling with the talent's hair and having to put the clips back in! Also with his role, it's very physical - he could be digging holes with a spade, sawing stuff, using secateurs, cutting branches, very physical stuff; so the Earmount, in particular, does a really good job at holding everything in place and that's definitely improved my workflow."
Mac Gregor is also pleased by the IP57-rated omnidirectional 4mm lavalier. "I think the Point Source Audio lav is a good mic," he states. "It's going to give me kind of an extra audio piece that I can deploy."

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