Last Updated on September 16, 2022
There are a variety of reasons for making your own microphone belt, but there are a few specific advantages you need to know. First, you need to wear your microphone belt over the layer of clothing that is under the microphone. The mic cable travels along the under layer of your clothing and exits through the collar of your shirt. When you are wearing your mic belt, it is best to wear it over your shirt collar.
Keeping wireless microphone equipment healthy with a mic belt
A mic belt can protect your transmitter and body pack from damage. Wireless microphone systems have belt-worn transmitter packs that get sweaty during fitness classes. Sweat can damage electronics, so it is crucial to keep them as clean as possible. Mic belts can also protect your transmitter from lipstick and moisture that can clog its element. A mic belt can protect your transmitter for a fraction of the cost of a new transmitter.
If you are using a bodypack antenna, make sure that it has a clear line of sight to the transmitter. It can also interfere with the signal. It’s important to avoid blocking the antenna on your handheld microphone. If it is not accessible, it may be hidden inside the mic body. This means you should keep it clean at all times. While you’re working, you can also use the mic belt to store your handheld microphone.
Alternative pack design for mic belts
Many microphone belts are made of fabric and are fastened to the performer’s waist with velcro or flaps. Some mic belts have an adjustable shoulder strap, while others have a wider band fastened with velcro or snaps. A mic belt may be sewn into a unitard shoulder or a separate shirt. In any case, the mic belt should sit comfortably on the performer’s waist and not cause any irritation.
While it’s true that a traditional mic belt can be difficult to get on and off without a bit of trouble, there are some alternative designs. One of the most common is called the Hipster pouchbelt. This design features a pouch that is angled 45 degrees to the right. This style of mic belt is especially useful if the performer spends most of his or her time riding a bicycle or stands while singing. The Hipster pouchbelt also features a headmic cable that can be placed under the arm.
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