I have a work customer who wants to use a handheld microphone for a voice reinforcement application where the person speaking will stand behind a lectern. However, there are some limitations that they've imposed.
1) They don't want to hold the mic while using it.
2) They will not accept a floor stand for the mic.
3) We cannot clamp a mic clip to the lectern.
4) We cannot drill into the lectern.
5) We cannot hang anything from the ceiling.
The only two alternatives I can think of are to span across the walls to mount the mic in mid-air in front of the speaker (this, I am sure, will be rejected as a ludicrous idea) or to use a boom-pole (which will, I think, also be rejected).
This seems like an impossible challenge to me, but the customer is suggesting that I am "a clueless amateur" for not being able to solve the problem. Anyone got any ideas (other than where to hide the body)?
Sorry - forgot to mention - can't stand anything on the lectern.
Originally Posted by stickyfiddle
Excellent. They sound like a forward thinking bunch
A boundary microphone on the lecturn?
Nope - must be a handheld mic.
I'm not being daft in thinking that they've ruled out every possibility, am I?
The microphone will not, of its own accord, hang in space. Thus it must be supported. The available supports comprise the floor (ruled out), ceiling (ruled out), lectern (ruled out) or the person speaking (ruled out), so that doesn't leave anything?