Forum: Video Discussion

Talk about video mixing and karaoke here.
Topic: Karaoke Proof Mics - do they even exist!?
Hi Guys,

Just wondering - those of you that karaoke, do you use wired or wireless microphones?

The reason I ask is because my venue is compact to say the least but every Friday and Saturday night its rammed see below...



As a result having wired mics with cables trailing is simply not an option but I am really struggling to find a good rugged set of wireless mics that can handle abuse. Over the years we have had (to name just a few) Shure / Behringer / JTS / Kam / Skytec and we are currently using Pyle Audio's PDWM5000 4x mic VHF system. See:

https://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PDWM5000/4-Mic-VHF-Wireless-Microphone-System

To be blunt the audio quality is crap but the whole package cost £120 so its not too traumatic if a mic breaks, as they so frequently do!!

My question is; have any of you found a wireless mic set that is reliable (doesn't cut out too much) and hard wearing and not hugely expensive?

I'm so very surprised that the big manufacturers haven't made a ruggedized, rubber-clad unit that can take a good beating!??....

Posted Tue 24 Oct 17 @ 10:14 pm
Get a good wind screen, to cushion the head when dropped, and an anti roll device to put on the mic. This will also help if it's dropped and when they just put it down. Look here. Put it close to the head. I don't know how you use Pyle.

Posted Wed 01 Nov 17 @ 9:20 am
A Man and His Music wrote :
Get a good wind screen, to cushion the head when dropped, and an anti roll device to put on the mic. This will also help if it's dropped and when they just put it down. Look here. Put it close to the head. I don't know how you use Pyle.


Sorry for the delay in replying - thank you for the advice!!

I have sourced some pop filters and have just ordered 3 anti roll collars!! Hopefully this will help reduce any damage!!

The reason we have the Pyle is because (at the time) they were a bargain and we could afford to write them off if damaged. Since writing this thread one has already been pinched and another had the head wrenched off requiring me to solder it bac together again.

Thanks again!!

Posted 11 hours ago