Headset Mic for Montage Vocoder?

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Headset Mic for Montage Vocoder?

Unread post by vertig0spin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:01 pm

I am trying to find a good headset mic for triggering the vocoder on the Montage at Live gigs, without spending too much. Everything I've read so far indicates that Mics generally have a low signal, can have the potential of noise at live gigs coming through the mic, and triggering the vocoder isn't easy unless you have the proper setup, such as:
- Dynamic mic (not condenser)
- Unidirectional
- Good quality mic that reduces noise in the room
- Need an XLR (TRS) to 1/4" (TS) mono cable

The following seem to fit the bill, but does anyone know if either of these would be a good choice &/or are all the qualities/specs I listed above accurate?

*Shure WH20XLR Dynamic Headset Microphone - (Wired) Includes 3-pin Male XLR Connector
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/ ... icrophones

*Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone, XLR Connector
https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wire ... index.html

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Also, I read somewhere that using a Transformer, such as the 'Shure A85F Transformer', will give the mic a boost in gain more than just a standard XLR to 1/4" TS mono cable...does anyone know if there is some truth to this?

On Shure's site it says:

*Shure A85F Line Matching Transformer: The Shure A85F is a low-to-high impedance microphone-matching transformer that provides 24 dB of signal increase gain.
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/ ... ransformer

Would this make a difference for plugging a Dynamic mic into the Montage for vocoder triggering, compared to using a standard XLR to 1/4" TS mono cable?
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