This week we cover a couple of ways to hide lavalier microphones under a button placket of a shirt, or on a shirt with a furry wind cover. I've had really good luck on the last two sound jobs using the Rycote Stickies and Overcovers. They don't leave residue, the adhesive is rock solid, and they're quick and easy to use when setting up the talent.
Links to gear we discussed or used to record this session:
Rycote Stickies Advanced - New adhesive which is stronger, hypoallergenic, and does not leave residue (Square):
Rycote Stickies Advanced (same thing but circular):
Rycote Overcovers Advanced (you can reuse the furry covers, stickies are one-time use. Available in black, beige, gray, and white):
3M Transpore Tape (hypoallergenic medical tape which works quite nicely for taping down lavalier cables to peoples' skin or clothing.
Voice Technologies VT500 Lavalier Microphone (This is my favorite lavalier for production recording at the moment):
Sanken COS-11D Lavalier Microphone (one of the most commonly used lavaliers by professional sound mixers/engineers):
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I have purchased Rycote products in the past and Rycote was kind enough to send me some of their new advanced Stickies and Overcovers free of charge. They did not otherwise pay me to produce this video. I genuinely have had a very good experience with their products.