One of the most common problems people face is getting a wireless microphone to function, and I understand why( I struggled a bit too). We are more used to the traditional plug and go mics. In this article, I will share with you how to set up and connect your wireless mic in a few minutes and you should be good to go.
Note: Almost all wireless microphones are the same in terms of functionality, whether it’s a condenser or lavalier so you shouldn’t worry about having a different one.
1. Make sure all the required accessories and equipment is available
If one part of your mic is missing then I am certain that it probably won’t work check for equipment like:
- A Reciever ( To receive the signals from the mic)
- Antennas ( To connect at the back of the receiver)
- A Transmitter( the device you often see on people)
- wireless microphone (obviously)
- XLR cable
2. To setup, the mic follow these steps
- Connect the power supply cable at the back of the receiver.
- Plug in the XLR cable at the back of the receiver as well in the mixer slot.
- Connect your antennas ( To help with the A and B connections)
- Select the right channel ( without any disruption from the other channels around)
- Check if the channel you selected is turned on. (if the receiver is off but the channel seems to show waves, go to your settings and scroll down until you find advanced then click, look for “fine tune” select the channel up until you see no evident movement on the left side screen of your receiver. This means you have an empty signal)
- Press the select button to save the new settings.
- Press the power button or escape button to get off the settings menu.
- Now take your transmitter and look at its frequency.
- Make sure Frequency of your transmitter matches exactly as the receiver.
- If the frequencies are not the same. Use the sync button to automatically sync them up properly.
- If done correctly you should see a full signal on both the receiver and transmitter.
- After you have done everything, you might want to change the output into the mixer( don’t worry everything is explained properly in the video)
There you have, your mic should be working just fine, one thing you would like to change is the sensitivity on your transmitter. This will determine how sensitive the mic is from the surrounding noise and sound. You can easily change that on the transmitter settings.
If you feel these steps confused you a bit, I have embedded a youtube video to show you exactly step by step how to do it. credit to beamwork productions.
I hope you found this guide helpful and hope you have been able to set up your microphone without any hassle. Be sure to check out our other guides and tutorial about home recording equipment and more