How To Setup A Wireless Microphone

How To Setup A Wireless Microphone

Once you’ve picked what wireless microphone is right for you, you’re probably wondering how to setup your wireless microphone system.

Shure ULX Beta 87
The Shure ULX is a great example of a Wireless Microphone Kit.

Before you get started, you will need the following equipment:

  • Wireless Microphone Receiver
  • Wireless Microphone / Transmitter
  • 2 x Antenna
  • 1 x XLR Cable
  • 1 x Power Supply
  • Sound System to Connect To

Follow the steps below, and you’ll have your wireless microphone setup as quick as possible!

  1. Connect Antenna (x2) to the rear of the Wireless Receiver

    Typically using BNC connectors. Point the Antenna up and away from each other, making a 90 degree angle.

  2. Plug in Power Supply / Power Cable

    If your power supply doesn’t lock, do your best to secure it so the power cable cannot be removed.

  3. Connect XLR Cable

    Run the XLR Cable from the back of the wireless receiver to the mixer or powered speaker that you are using.

  4. Set the Mic/Line Level Switch Appropriately.

    If you’re plugging the receiver into a speaker, use the line level. If you’re plugging the receiver into a mixer, use mic level.

  5. Set Address/Frequency on the Receiver

    Be sure to select a frequency that isn’t in use nearby.

  6. Set Address/Frequency on the Transmitter

    Use the same frequency that you’re using on the receiver.

  7. Test

    Make sure the gain is set appropriately and that you do not have any static when you are using the microphone.

For more information, please watch the video below.


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