Revolabs: Live, In Concert

Like many audiovisual installers and engineers, I started my career working as a “sound guy” at local music festivals.  Whether it was fireworks and the New Haven symphony on the 4th of July, or Monday Night Jazz in Hartford, if it was outdoors, there was a good chance I was working the event. And being in Southern New England, there were plenty of indoor events too.                                     

At almost any given event that I worked, a wireless microphone system was utilized, usually in addition to the wired microphones on the stage or podium.  The wireless microphones were usually handheld or lavaliere (clip-on) type, although sometimes a headset or earset microphone capsule was used.

I will admit that I wasn’t introduced to Revolabs until I switched to AV installation, and realized how versatile they are.  Then the Venue series was introduced, and I knew Revolabs was serious about taking on the live event and touring markets.   Here is why:

The Revolabs Venue HD combines the functionality and reliability of the Revolabs Executive HD series of microphones in a rugged rack mountable housing.  The antennas and accessories are better suited for the live show environment, and spare batteries can be easily charged in advance and swapped between sets.

If a handheld microphone is desired, the Revolabs XLR adapter will turn any handheld dynamic microphone (with an XLR plug) into a wireless microphone.  This is very common in television broadcast with remote news anchors.  (Note: Revolabs does not offer a traditional “handheld” microphone, just the XLR adapter). 

Revolabs clip-on lavalieres can be used for moving presenters.   Cardioid table-top microphones can be used for lecterns.  You can also use a condenser style gooseneck microphone, but only if you supply the microphone with phantom power as described in this other blog

Revolabs also offers a belt-pack style adapter to be used with a Countryman E6 earset or other microphone that has the TA3 type plug.  If you feel you or your staff are not comfortable choosing the right microphone, setting them up, or if you have a lot of wireless microphones in the same event, you may want to hire a special sound guy called a wireless tech to be dedicated to the wireless microphone systems and make sure they run correctly.

Hope this helps.  If you have any additional questions, please email - pk

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