How to Make a Lav Mic Sound Better
Lavalier (lapel) microphones can be notoriously muddy (meaning nasty clashing frequencies in the low mids that make the higher end harder to hear which diminishes vocal clarity and presence). The mics are incredible handy for low-profile, close-to-the-source audio, but when they are mounted on the subject's chest, collar, shirt, or anywhere else not in the direct front of the mouth, they're going to lose some clarity.
These mics are also TINY compared to other high quality microphones used in professional film production, so even if you could get it ultra close to the source, it would still suffer.
In this week's vlog I cover a quick and easy way to make the lav signal sound better by removing the muddy lower mids with EQ. CHECK IT OUT: