With video LED lights getting more efficient and power banks getting stronger, it is now possible to run a complete set of lights using nothing but power banks. This is huge because it saves a lot of money and a lot of space. There are a few things you need to pay attention to, but in the end, you can carry a full set of lights and the power they need in a small backpack.
If you don’t know much about audio choosing a microphone can feel a little overwhelming. It’s like learning a whole new language full of omni-this and cardioid-that. But it really doesn’t have to be so complicated. Sennheiser’s Simon Beesley walked DIYP through choosing the best microphone for the job at hand.
So which microphone will cover all of your needs? “It’s a very good question,” says Simon, “realistically it depends on what you’re going to do, the type of working environment. There are lots of questions to be answered before you can select the ‘best’ microphone. There is no fix-all for all scenarios”