In considering what I'm about to say, tangierc...
It may be handy for you to know that I'm a professional TV Sound Supervisor/Audio Director with over forty years of experience, travelling the world covering live (or "as live") events for audiences who are both at those events and listening "at home".
That being said, as part of training some younger members of my team, they and I have spent some time listening vary carefully to both of your (truly excellent) samples via monitoring that is truly "state of the art", (Focal monitors and Sennheiser HD25 headsets) with the result that we can unequivocally
settle one of your queries...
(Drum roll. please...)
The adapter cables you are using to connect both of your mics to the XD-V75 beltpack are
definitely, absolutely, certainly and beyond any doubt correctly
Now to the trickier stuff.
...I got the same distortion sounds and hiss behind the voice that modulated up and down...
It'll probably surprise you to hear that there's not a lot wrong with either of your samples.
Indeed, the ONLY
artefact present that might be attributed to an XD-V system is the slight "opening and closing around each word" effect ...and that
sound is one that we would attribute to your receiver's
"Dynamic Filter" probably being set to "NORM" rather than "OFF", exactly as predicted by the amazing Mr Boomer.
Given that, in your situation, I would probably be operating (especially when using any headset mic that a pastor might wear) with my receiver's "Dynamic Filter" set to its far harsher "TALK" mode, the truly infinitesimally minimal
amount of residual hiss (roughly 40 to 65 dB below the voice) that's in your samples would never
be audible over the ambient noise of your location, regardless of how quietly attentive your congregation might be.
Which brings us to the "distortion
" that you
hear, but that we
most certainly do not
Let me guess. You were listening from the "cranked up" mini-jack headset output of either your R-26 recorder, or your laptop, or your notebook, or your iPad, or your iPod, or that of another media player.
probably where the distortion came from, because there surely ain't any in your samples, Brother !
...And that "loud listening" is also almost certainly what's "bearing false witness" when it comes to your fears that arose from the residual hiss.
...I know there's problems in the diagram I included as far as placement and I wish the pastor would stay behind the speakers. Believe me I was getting feedback like crazy so I know those speakers need to be moved...
At this point, I'm praying that you
- Bought your Audio-Technica BP893 from one of the two great outlets to which you linked by way of illustration and
- Have kept their original packing,
as experience tells me that any
attempt to use an omnidirectional
headworn mic in the situation that you've so carefully mapped out is absolutely doomed
from the start.
Yes, "those speakers
" will almost certainly "need to be moved
", but in doing so I would strongly caution you against
distance at all between the two that need to cover your different congregational areas from the OP side (to your pastor's and the diagram's right) of stage.
The more that they "share the same spot" to point their different ways, the clearer the resultant sound will be.
What I'm getting at is that every downstage (towards the top of your diagram) foot that you can move your "main pair" at PS (left of your diagram) and at OP (right of your diagram) will
definitely prove to be truly valuable in terms of more gain before feedback, but that in doing so, you should make certain that you move both
"halves" of the tandem array that's in front (downstage) of your current mixing position.
Sadly, even when you've done so, I believe that you will still need to employ a directional
headworn mic for the pastor ...and so return
Not only that, but I've found that most folk in your situation are unlikely to tolerate the black bulk of Audio-Technica's (and most other) directional headworns, and just about the only directional one that I know to work as its adequate replacement (both aesthetically and technically) costs roughly a hundred more dollars, being Countryman's E6:http://www.sweetwate...tail/E6iDW6L1SLhttp://www.bhphotovi...Microphone.html
That's why I"m praying the BP893's price can, at the very least, be credited towards your purchase of the Countryman.
A couple of other "hints" also spring to my mind:
The first is that you owe it to yourself to experiment and gain familiarity with both the "Speech Filter" settings in your beltpack and those "Dynamic Filter" settings in your receiver. I've come to depend on them when regularly touring with my nine XD-V receivers that receive from my eight beltpacks and/or five handhelds.
The second would be for you to possibly consider the later purchase of a second beltpack that you could have pre-configured (with different internal SF settings) for another mic or your choice of alternative mics or instruments you might use at other events.
Many folk don't realise that the digital system enables the silent switch-off of the first, followed by the almost immediate (and equally silent) switch on of (effectively a "switch over" to) the second, with both using the same
frequency to the one "shared" receiver.
Naturally, the same "trick" can be performed in alternating between beltpack and handheld transmitters.http://www.sweetwate...detail/XDV75HHT