Point Source Audio featured their new EMBRACE microphones at NAB The patent-pending EMBRACE Microphones are buildable and customizable mic'ing solutions new to the audio industry. The EMBRACE microphones are engineered for concealing, but its mounting system keeps the mic placement consistent with the mouth as with traditional headset style mics. This innovation in custom mic'ing is the best of lightweight and low-profile lavs combined with the consistent placement of ear-mounted microphones. EMBRACE ear mount microphones are offered with omnidirectional pickup patterns in single or dual redundancy. The redundant option pairs two matched elements to give peace of mind to tech crews needing backup assurance in live broadcasting and production environments. http://www.point-sourceaudio.com/
With easy one-touch pairing between transmitter and receiver, Sennheiser showed their new XS Wireless Digital Series broadcast microphones and instrument interfaces at NAB. Utilizing automatic frequency-hopping 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity, the XS components offer one-touch “instant connections” for connecting microphones or musical instruments to cameras, mixers, recorders, and amplifiers.
Sennheiser’s Wireless Digital transmitters and receivers are made to mount directly to equipment, with a range of included and optional adapters. As with their existing Evolution Wireless Systems, the XS Series is available in a number of handy configurations, including Portable Interview Set; Presentation Set; and Pedalboard Set.