Small black box on vocal mics.

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Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby Smithy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:44 am

Hi.
Does anyone know what the little box on the vocal mics in these videos are for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFvEW5_uaPQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlAmc9Nnebk
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby Chris H » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:27 am

.......yes, it's a little prompt screen so the singer doesn't forget the words. There is also a mini cam embedded on the front for a closeup of the singers nostrils and tonsils.
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby Drumstruck » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:12 pm

nah, it's a snuff box :ymcowboy:
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby Wiz » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:48 pm

snuff said then....

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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby Wiz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:41 am

I searched around yesterday, to try and see what these were, couldn't find a thing....


got me!
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby Kurt » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:33 am

Couldn't see clearly on my phone but is it an Optigate (or something similar)?
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby headman » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:20 pm

Small battery powered ioniser perhaps?

Who knows what these rock stars get up to.

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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby audioio » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:52 pm

I think it's an automatic microphone mute, like an Optogate (but doesn't look like that product). It works with an infrared emitter and sensor. When the singer is within a certain distance of the light's axis, it reflects and unmutes the mic.

Or maybe I'm dreaming!
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby rob » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:14 pm

It is a smartphone so they update their Facebook status.
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Re: Small black box on vocal mics.

Postby audioio » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:43 pm

My students dick around on Facebook all the time. Last thing I want to see is a performer doing it!
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