We know that recording sound for Reality TV Shows presents some unique challenges. It’s high pressure, live recording with multiple unprofessional actors, and since reality shows are heavily driven by dialog, sound capture is critical.
Q5X has flexible wireless solutions with the smallest, toughest audio transmitters and a clever option for remote control from a computer.
Tight outfits make it difficult to hide body packs. Our Q5X line of QT transmitters lead the industry in comfort and concealability, they are all sweat and splash-proof and run much cooler than other wireless mics.
The QT-1000 PlayerMic and QT-5000 RemoteMic are flat, flexible, rubber body packs that were originally developed to be worn comfortably by NBA players. They can be tucked into a waistband or taped to the body. If the outfits are skimpy, the QT-5000 Incognito is a two part radio mic that can be concealed in a bra or bikini top. The QT-256 is the smallest and toughest, roughly the size of two AA batteries and housed in a solid aluminum case.
If the reality show is based in a house, restaurant, workshop or other set location, the Remote Control Audio System (RCAS) can vastly simplify management of multiple radio mics. The RCAS, which works with the QT-5000 RemoteMic and the QT-5000 Incognito, allows you to control and monitor from a central computer via a 2.4GHz control channel. This system has several huge advantages:
It’s not unusual for reality show participants to be thrown into some extreme situations, along with their wireless mics. We originally developed the QT line of radio mics for use in pro sports, so they can be trusted to perform in almost any situation. The rubber case of the QT-1000 PlayerMic and QT-5000 RemoteMic has been designed to protect the user in case they fall on it or are hit with an impact. If the reality show participants are getting wet, whether playing in the ocean, or being dragged through a swamp, the solution is the QT-256 AquaMic, a completely submersible radio mic.
The internal lithium batteries are designed for extreme long life, 8 to 12 hours on a single charge. One version of the QT-5000 Incognito features a plug-in Lithium Ion battery pack that can be swapped quickly, great for shoots that go around the clock.
All Q5X transmitters have dual companding, are frequency agile in the 600-698MHz UHF band and provide high quality broadcast audio.
We can help you tailor a wireless audio solution for your reality TV series, Call us at (519) 675-6999 or contact us by email at email@example.com.