How to Switch between Mono and Stereo Wireless Microphone

I believe that when most people listen to music or watch a movie in stereo, they feel like they are there. Therefore, many friends may have the misconception that stereo sounds fuller and more realistic than mono. So when recording, we should use a stereo wireless microphone. But is that really the case?

We need to choose the right microphone according to different usage scenarios. There is no uniform answer to the choice between mono and stereo microphones. We need to decide whether to choose a mono or multi-channel microphone according to the sound source, background environment, recording effect and other comprehensive factors.

Mono Wireless Microphone

Mono microphone is through the mono microphone head recording mono. Most directional microphones, such as cardioid and supercardioid microphones, are fixed to the sound source to be picked up, so they are also called mono microphones. This is the same concept as the cardioid and supercardioid pointing. Mono wireless microphones can greatly reduce pickup in other directions, such as the left and right sides of the wireless microphone. If we only want to record a single directional sound source, a mono wireless microphone is the choice. After all, it can restrain noise in other directions very well.

Most ordinary cardioid directional microphones and super-cardioid microphones are designed in mono, so they can pick up clearer sounds. It is especially suitable for live broadcast of interview dubbing in news interview program/live broadcast of animation oral broadcast on online teaching platform.

Stereo Wireless Microphone

The stereo wireless microphone records two different tracks through two different heads. The microphone head of most stereo microphones is designed on the left and right sides of the microphone position, so that a larger sound field can be obtained, so as to better capture the sound source of a specific space or environment. However, there are many professional X/y format stereo recorders. This stereo wireless microphone can be used to pick up acoustic guitars, live ambient sounds, drum sets, or other scenes that require significant rendering of a live atmosphere.

M/s switching in wireless microphones

At present, some microphones on the market have a mono/stereo (M/s) switching function, so that users with different requirements can switch the channel of the wireless microphone according to their own requirements, so as to obtain a matching channel. So since the wireless microphone mono and stereo channels can be switched, how to operate to switch it?

Generally speaking, if you want to complete the wireless microphone channel switching work need to follow the steps below:

Set the function of mono or stereo switching on the wireless microphone receiving antenna. For dual-lens scenes that require two people to record, in order to facilitate editing and processing of later sound effects, the channel on the receiving antenna needs to be set to stereo. At this time, the channel can be changed by direct setting.