Hide-a-mic is founded by Eric Leek, a Dutch sound mixer with 20 years of experience in recording sound on location. After hiding lavielier microhones for numerous documentaries, series and feature films, concealing can still be a challenge.
Clothing rubbing against the microphone, muffled sound, noisy chest hair and awkward moments when positioning the mic are issues that you will encounter. To deal with this it is important to use microphone concealers that help you get the job done.
The initial idea to create a new kind of microphone concealer came up during a flight from Amsterdam to Moscow when i was watching the hit series 'Suits' and noticed that the mics are placed in the knot of the tie. There came the idea that it could be very usefull to create a little cage around the mic so that it is protected against unwanted sounds and has a little gap so the sound can travel freely. There the Hide-a-mic idea was born.
Hide-a-mic first sketch
Hide-a-mic in action
The Tie-holder was the first in a series of 4 different holders. The excisting concealars that come with the microphone are pretty usable but it can be unclear how to apply them. Therefore Hide-a-mic developed 4 different holders with each their own use. There is a Bra-holder, T-shirt-holder, Tie-holder and Shirt holder. They all come with a clear user instruction on the back of the package.
Hide-a-mic microphone concealers are a great addition to the excisting concealers. They are easy to apply and because Hide-a-mic is developed by a sound mixer the sound quality is great as well.
So, if you want your lavalier mics concealed in a quick and simple way get your Hide-a-mic set now!