What is the proper technique for using a handheld microphone? The term "hand-mic" generally means any microphone held in the hand and used to pick up human speech. Hand-mics are used in a huge variety of settings, from musical performances to television interviews.
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Listed below are some general rules of microphone technique. We've used the example of a television presenter conducting an interview, but these rules can be applied to most situations.
Be aware of what type of mic you're using. In particular, you should know about it's directional characteristics.
Make sure you do a sound check yourself, well before the interview. Position yourself and the microphone, and speak exactly as you intent to during the interview.
If the mic has an on/off switch, keep an eye on it. If the mic is battery-powered, make sure you turn it off when you've finished.
Hold the microphone firmly. Remember that the mic will pick up any handling noise so be careful not to move your hand around on the mic casing, or bump the mic into anything.
To use a vocal or handheld microphone, sing or speak across, rather than directly into the microphone to reduce, if not eliminate, popping caused by sudden breath blasts. While the microphone should be positioned in front and slightly to one side of the mouth, the user must stay within the acceptance angle of the microphone to avoid unwanted changes in volume.