Televisa television and broadcast studio, has added Point Source Audio’s Embrace EO-8WL microphones for use in its telenovela and music competition reality productions.
The vast majority of its programming is for the Hispanic market with much of its content airing in the United States. The microphone purchase was made through Point Source Audio dealer Magnum Digital based in Mexico City.
David Camacho is the sales manager at Magnum Digital and oversaw the sale to Televisa. Camacho was equally impressed by this new solution Point Source Audio provided to his customer, commenting that “They had been using ‘normal’ lavaliers and it used to take a lot of time to wire an actor; Embrace mics have allowed them to wire the actors so much faster.” He further emphasized, “There were always noise problems with clothing, jewelry, or chest hair when using traditional lavs; the Embrace products solved all those issues.”
The Embrace microphones hold two patents and were originally designed for use in theatre but have been finding their way into many new applications including television broadcast. Unlike traditional lavalier mics where the placement on the actor can lead to extraneous noise being picked up from clothing, jewelry or other elements, the Embrace microphones have a patented over-the-ear mic mount that can be customized for each actor which allows the mic to sit closer to the mouth and away from clothing. The earmount lavaliers maintain consistent placement from the mouth regardless of head movement and conceal easily.
Measuring only 4 mm in diameter, the Embrace model EO-8WL is an omnidirectional microphone that can be ordered in beige, brown, or black making it ideal for concealing. The EO-8WL boasts an IP 57 waterproof rating so it is protected from water, sweat, and makeup. The microphone ships with interchangeable X-Connectors compatible with all popular wireless systems including Sennheiser, Shure, Lectrosonics, Audio-Technica, and others. A windscreen, left and right earmounts, and an assortment of clothing clips are included.
“We’ve been very happy with all of the Point Source Audio products,” states Camacho. “They sound great and our customers see them as problem solvers. Their compatibility with every pro wireless system on the market is also a big advantage.”
Point Source Audio will be showcasing Embrace microphones for broadcasters at upcoming industry events including the NRB Convention in Anaheim, March 26-29, booth 722; and the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, April 6-11, booth C2357.