Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio Manufacturer of patented and award-winning line of miniature microphones and audio headsets for live event tech. Point Source Audio (PSA) manufactures and globally distributes a unique line of lightweight headset microphones—known as the toughest in the industry, with an "unbreakable boom"— bendable to 360°.

In 2013 we launched our new flagship SERIES8 miniature microphone collection in headset, earworn and lavalier styles, which are available in both omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns.

In 2013 we launched our new flagship SERIES8 miniature microphone collection in headset, earworn and lavalier styles, which are available in both omnidirectional and cardioid polar patterns.

Operating as usual

09/16/2021

Even torrential downpours couldn't stop this "Songbird"!

"The microphones sound absolutely phenomenal," says Sound Designer Andrew Harper. "We were able to place them exactly where we needed to get a really pure sound from each singer. We have even performed in torrential downpours, and they were great."

The microphone package consisted of Point Source Audio's new GO2-8WD Dual Element Headset mics for the singers while the ensemble was outfitted with CO-8WD headset mics.

Congratulations to @MasqueSound and @GlimmerglassFestival team for this incredible production!

#livetheatre #musical #musicals #musicaltheater #musicaltheatre #performingarts #production #sound #sounddesign #sounddesigner #theatretech #waterproof

09/02/2021

Our product engineers have gone to great lengths to design the #LAVALIERSWITCHKIT, so at long last you can hide your lavalier mic as far back as top of the ear, or extend the mic out towards the mouth for more gain. SWITCHING comes easy 👉 👉🏽 👉🏿 https://buff.ly/2YbgPzJ

#sounddesign #presentermic #lavalier #soundengineer #actor #theatre

09/01/2021
X-Connectors to Switch your Mics

You can really sink your teeth into these locking X-Connectors. We have up to 20 brand compatible wireless terminations to help you SWITCH your mic. "X" marks the spot 👉 https://buff.ly/3yAts3R

#microphone #SoundDesign #theatre #theatreproblems

Today, we welcome industry pro Gerry Forde to the Point Source Audio team as our new Business Development Manager for EM...
08/30/2021
Point Source Audio Continues Expansion in EMEA

Today, we welcome industry pro Gerry Forde to the Point Source Audio team as our new Business Development Manager for EMEA!

Gerry is based in Ireland, and we trust his 30+ years of knowledge and experience within our industry will be a boon to our expanding network of dealers and distributors in the EMEA region.

Please get in touch to start a conversation!

#avtweeps #avnews

Point Source Audio appoints Gerry Forde in Ireland for Business Development within EMEA Region

Today, we’re celebrating a few production pros who have gone ALL-IN!  Here’s why they are describing their comms headset...
08/25/2021

Today, we’re celebrating a few production pros who have gone ALL-IN! Here’s why they are describing their comms headset as “transformational” and “life-changing”: At last, the Weight is Over: https://buff.ly/3BbSmsh

#Director #cameramen #producer #production #lighting #audio #video #directing

Today, we’re celebrating a few production pros who have gone ALL-IN! Here’s why they are describing their comms headset as “transformational” and “life-changing”: At last, the Weight is Over: https://buff.ly/3BbSmsh

#Director #cameramen #producer #production #lighting #audio #video #directing

08/23/2021
GO GRAY pop filters

Miking isn't always black and white...sometimes it's Gray! A quick "change" is the beauty of the LAVALIER SWITCH KIT. 👉🏿 You get beige, black, brown, white and gray colored windscreen caps (WSC) https://buff.ly/3sF7Ku4 that serve as pop filters while also aiding camouflage.

#SoundDesign #concealing #microphone #lavalier #GRAY

08/19/2021

It's easy to camouflage mics even with short hair. Just match to the HAIR color, and use the colored windscreen caps to switch colors if desired. 👉 👉🏽 👉🏿
https://buff.ly/2W8KU2m

#lavalier #lavaliermic #soundengineers #soundmixer #technology #tvpresenter #tvproduction #videoproduction

This BLEW OUR MINDS! The average human head weighs around 11lbs. balanced on just 7 vertebrae in your neck and supported...
08/17/2021

This BLEW OUR MINDS! The average human head weighs around 11lbs. balanced on just 7 vertebrae in your neck and supported by around 20 muscles. A 2014 study showed that by tilting the head forward by 45°, the force your head puts on your neck increases to 48lbs.! That’s the same as...

🏀 39 Basketballs
🧁 220 Blueberry M**fins
🍣 1100 Pieces of Sushi (yum!)

Even if you love sushi, getting behind the CM-i in-ear headsets ( https://buff.ly/3yVuTL8 ) is a smart move : At only 1oz. - 2oz., it'll take a substantial weight off your mind.

#videoproduction #tvproduction #tvbroadcast #director #livebroadcast

This BLEW OUR MINDS! The average human head weighs around 11lbs. balanced on just 7 vertebrae in your neck and supported by around 20 muscles. A 2014 study showed that by tilting the head forward by 45°, the force your head puts on your neck increases to 48lbs.! That’s the same as...

🏀 39 Basketballs
🧁 220 Blueberry M**fins
🍣 1100 Pieces of Sushi (yum!)

Even if you love sushi, getting behind the CM-i in-ear headsets ( https://buff.ly/3yVuTL8 ) is a smart move : At only 1oz. - 2oz., it'll take a substantial weight off your mind.

#videoproduction #tvproduction #tvbroadcast #director #livebroadcast

08/11/2021

Joshua Bell delivers music to our ears! It was only fitting we delivered mics for him. The EMBRACE microphone concealed elegantly on-ear keeps Joshua center stage. No mic boom on the face, and no mic on the instrument: 👍TV Producer, performer, and sound pro all happy!

#soundmixer #technology #tvproduction #violin #music #violinist

08/07/2021
Lavalier Forehead Mics

Forehead mics, as on the lovely Elandrah Eramiha, are among the styles of miking @hamiltonaustralia; whereas some actors wear boom mics crafted from lavaliers.

Watch the MAKING of MICS for #hamiltonmusical 👉 👉🏽 👉🏿 https://buff.ly/2X7QP80

With the performers' rapid word fire of up to six words per second, clarity is essential. The versatility of lavaliers allows different miking styles to fit each performer and costume.

#musicaltheatre #Singer #actor #theatre #SoundDesign

08/03/2021
OnEar miking

The best part of on-ear miking is that placement never changes regardless of head movement, and there is no clothing noise to contend with. This mic concealment method, practiced in musical theatre for decades, now comes with our LAVALIER SWITCH KIT https://buff.ly/2TUsIbG

#presenter #tvpresenter #publicspeaking #audio #audioengineer #broadcasting #broadcaster #host #broadcastnews #tvproduction

Traditional makeup for Chinese Opera has very specific beauty standards and routines. The first aspect is that the theat...
07/27/2021

Traditional makeup for Chinese Opera has very specific beauty standards and routines. The first aspect is that the theatrical makeup must be applied by the actor. It can take up to an hour to be applied in the correct way, particularly for the leading characters.

This Chinese actress performs with the IP 57 rated CO-8WL https://buff.ly/3BHiufR waterproof lavalier. Can you spot it?

"Under an Umbrella", is a Puxian opera (a traditional form of local opera in Fujian Province now classified as a national intangible cultural artifact). The play was written and performed by the Puxian Theater in Fujian Province and was successfully selected into the 2020 National Stage Art Repertoire for Notable Creations.

#musicaltheatre #sounddesign #operasinger #performingarts #musicaltheater #microphones

Traditional makeup for Chinese Opera has very specific beauty standards and routines. The first aspect is that the theatrical makeup must be applied by the actor. It can take up to an hour to be applied in the correct way, particularly for the leading characters.

This Chinese actress performs with the IP 57 rated CO-8WL https://buff.ly/3BHiufR waterproof lavalier. Can you spot it?

"Under an Umbrella", is a Puxian opera (a traditional form of local opera in Fujian Province now classified as a national intangible cultural artifact). The play was written and performed by the Puxian Theater in Fujian Province and was successfully selected into the 2020 National Stage Art Repertoire for Notable Creations.

#musicaltheatre #sounddesign #operasinger #performingarts #musicaltheater #microphones

You know they say everything is better with bacon? Well, webinar hosts are better with humor!  Kudos to our Mac Johnson ...
07/22/2021

You know they say everything is better with bacon? Well, webinar hosts are better with humor! Kudos to our Mac Johnson for receiving this heartfelt review from an @AVIXA course attendee.

Mac will be appearing in four upcoming Microphone courses so you can laugh, learn and get RUs! SIGN UP TO SEE MAC https://buff.ly/3hWcAzq

#avixa #proaudio #proav #audioengineer #audiovisual

You know they say everything is better with bacon? Well, webinar hosts are better with humor! Kudos to our Mac Johnson for receiving this heartfelt review from an @AVIXA course attendee.

Mac will be appearing in four upcoming Microphone courses so you can laugh, learn and get RUs! SIGN UP TO SEE MAC https://buff.ly/3hWcAzq

#avixa #proaudio #proav #audioengineer #audiovisual

Congratulations to the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, @DallasTheaterCenter for its first production in fro...
07/20/2021
Dallas Theater Chooses Point Source Audio for Outdoor Musical

Congratulations to the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient, @DallasTheaterCenter for its first production in front of live audiences since March of 2020! #sounddesigner Kyle Jensen Sound explains how they got it "working."

#audioengineer #musical #musicals #musicaltheater #musicaltheatre #sounddesign

CO-8WD waterproof headset microphone put to task for outdoor production of Working: A Musical

In-ear protection from the CM-i3/CM-i5 earphones—or your custom IEMs—is key to protecting your hearing. An ounce of prev...
07/17/2021

In-ear protection from the CM-i3/CM-i5 earphones—or your custom IEMs—is key to protecting your hearing. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can choose to personalize ( https://buff.ly/3eu0vPP ) your headset by DETACHING the earbuds and attaching another IEM using an MMCX connector, or REPLACING the earphone and cable assembly altogether.

#livebroadcast #director #headsets #lighting #cameraoperator #cameraop #liveproduction #churchtech #intercom

In-ear protection from the CM-i3/CM-i5 earphones—or your custom IEMs—is key to protecting your hearing. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can choose to personalize ( https://buff.ly/3eu0vPP ) your headset by DETACHING the earbuds and attaching another IEM using an MMCX connector, or REPLACING the earphone and cable assembly altogether.

#livebroadcast #director #headsets #lighting #cameraoperator #cameraop #liveproduction #churchtech #intercom

07/13/2021
Mandy Network LAVALIER SWITCH KIT PRIZE

Mandy Networks’ Mini Movie Fest @themandynetwork is giving you a chance to snag our LAVALIER SWITCH KIT. Check here https://buff.ly/3wCrK0U for what you can WIN 🏆!

Your creativity may be handsomely rewarded. The grand prize is the LAVALIER SWITCH KIT which includes our proprietary EMBRACE™ earmounts to switch the lavalier to wear on-ear and into multiple colors.

✅ 1 MIC
✅ 2 WAYS
✅ 3 COLORS

#filmdirector #filmmaker #filmmakers #filmmaking #filmproduction #locationsound #locationsoundmixer #soundengineers #soundepartment

07/08/2021

These just landed!

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.“
~ Theodore Levitt (1925 – 2006), Renown economist

Are you prepared to be an innovator? Stay tuned for upcoming product details for production teams everywhere.

#churchtech #futuretech #patented #technologynews #productionlife

07/06/2021

Australian location sound recordist planted this idea https://buff.ly/3AFsFkH with a TV gardening host, and here’s how it blossomed: “He really likes it as well; he found it so comfortable that he forgot he was wired up."

#sounddesign #filmmaking #sound #televisionnews #filming #recording

07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸🌭🧨

245 years is worth a celebration. Enjoy and stay safe!

#fireworks💥 #july4thweekend #July4th #julyfourth #americabirthday

06/30/2021

"The PSA mics were amazing. 💬 They held up to both the sweat and wind without worry, unlike the transmitters they were plugged into! It was one of the most challenging RF environments we ever had to contend with, but the PSA [mics] were great." 👉 https://buff.ly/3jvP39G

"We especially loved having primary and backup mics in the same element. This show would’ve gone down in flames had we not been using backup mics on each performer, and the PSA dual mic makes it much simpler to do so."
~ Ziggy, SF Opera, Barber of Seville outdoor opera

#audioengineer #audiotech #lavalier #lavaliermic #tech #soundengineers #soundepartment #technology #TheatreProblems #theatretech #theatre #tvproduction

FASHION and MIKING often collide.  EMBRACE™ microphones cut concealment time down to SEC:00NDS no matter what the talent...
06/26/2021

FASHION and MIKING often collide. EMBRACE™ microphones cut concealment time down to SEC:00NDS no matter what the talent is wearing. "Hands down" the best tool for self-miking. Discover 1 Mic. 2 Ways. 3 Colors ( https://buff.ly/35QgeEm ) and other ways to try EMBRACE!

#filmmaking #lavalier #newsanchor #presenter #publicspeaker #soundmixer #tvproduction #videoproduction

06/23/2021

Just because you have a good dentist, doesn't mean you should stop brushing your teeth. Vaccines do not replace healthy habits. A sanitized microphone is a common courtesy we should all expect—past, present, and future!

“Brush up" on the best way to clean your miniature mics with these 3 simple steps:
https://www.point-sourceaudio.com/practice-safe-microphone/

#broadcast #theatre #videoproductions #soundmixer #audioengineers

06/17/2021
Videographers on comms headset

CAUGHT ON CAMERA 🎥 (with their CM-i headset)! Did you know videographers are some of the nicest people? We feature a few of our favorite photo submissions showing them in action...

#behindthescenes #cameracrew #cameraop #churchtech #churchtechies #cinematographer#director #filmcrew #unclamp #videogear #videographer #videoproducer

06/12/2021
How to Coil Mic Cables

Do You Have Kinky Cables? Try the Over-Under method and impress your friends.

Since most lavalier and headset microphones have integrated wires, folks are tempted to wrap the wire around the mic or body pack. Let’s “KNOT” do this! The tiny coils created by doing this put a big strain on the wires, causes them to knot, and the kinks will make it more difficult to lay the wires flat when mounting on to the performer…

#broadcast #eventtech #liveproduction #livetheatre #production #schooltheatre #sounddepartment #sounddesigner #soundmixer

06/09/2021

A thumbs up 👍 to Matt Stern @broadwaysymposium for connecting us with a lucky winner of a CM-i3 headset in Canada 🇨🇦, eh. It can get cool up there; on those days, it's a good thing earmuffs can slide right over the in-ears, eh.

#stagemanager #showmanagement #staging #showdirector #backstage #theatretech #stagecrew #lighting #crew

06/03/2021
Modern Microphone by Point Source Audio

Lapels have their place in fashion, but are they the best place for a microphone? Judging from the LOOKS of it, no!⠀

Eliminate chunky lapel microphones unsuitable to your style and replace them with EMBRACE. It's easy to self-mic and master the art of fitting and concealing the microphone on your own. https://buff.ly/2RX8NrL

✔️ Mic always stays in pickup pattern every time—and with every head turn⠀
✔️ Mic cable dresses down the back...not up your shirt 👍⠀
✔️ Mic mounts on top of the ear and out of the way of earrings and other jewelry⠀
✔️ Mic tucks behind the ear to lock in place—our patented design⠀
✔️ Mic size is only 4mm so it is never distracting⠀
✔️ Mic is waterproof and cleanable⠀
✔️ Mic is available in beige, brown, or black to blend to hair or skin tone⠀

#Audio crews will love it too. EMBRACE isn’t just about looking pretty, it’s the mic of choice for some of the most notable performers and performances around the world.

#presenter #tvpresenter #publicspeaking #soundmixer #sounddepartment #soundengineers #broadcasting #broadcast #tvproduction

Your ears 👂are amazing! Not only do they help us HEAR, they help us SEE by holding up our glasses, and now they also hel...
06/01/2021

Your ears 👂are amazing! Not only do they help us HEAR, they help us SEE by holding up our glasses, and now they also help us SPEAK and SING with a modernized miking technique using EMBRACE earmounts.

EMBRACE Microphones are designed with the ergonomics of your ear in mind! Remember to “TUCK IN” for a comfy and secure fit.

#presenter #tvpresenter #publicspeaking #soundmixer #soundepartment #locationsound #locationsoundmixer #soundengineers #broadcasting #theatre

Your ears 👂are amazing! Not only do they help us HEAR, they help us SEE by holding up our glasses, and now they also help us SPEAK and SING with a modernized miking technique using EMBRACE earmounts.

EMBRACE Microphones are designed with the ergonomics of your ear in mind! Remember to “TUCK IN” for a comfy and secure fit.

#presenter #tvpresenter #publicspeaking #soundmixer #soundepartment #locationsound #locationsoundmixer #soundengineers #broadcasting #theatre

05/15/2021
1 mic 2 ways video

"Progress is impossible without CHANGE, and those who cannot CHANGE their minds cannot CHANGE anything." 'NUFF said. #georgebernardshaw

✔️ CHANGE your lav mic here https://buff.ly/3hutyoH

#soundmixer #soundepartment #locationsound #audioengineer #broadcasting #musicaltheatre #broadcaster #videoproduction #tvproduction

05/12/2021

"Oh, yeah, we blend." And we don't mean that sarcastically... 👉🏻 👉🏽 👉🏿 https://buff.ly/2Rb4ZCF

EMBRACE is made for on stage or on camera—providing comfort, concealment, and consistent mic placement. High profile events deserve no-profile mics!

#technology #audio #sounddesign #speaker #Broadcasting #broadcast

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1304 Southpoint Blvd. #260
Petaluma, CA
94954

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Audio manufacturer specializing in miniaturization of microphones and headsets.

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(415) 226-1122

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Headset Microphones, Earphones, Earworn Microphones, Lavalier Microphones, EMBRACE Mics, Waterproof Microphones, CM-i3 Intercom Headset, Audio Headsets

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My first day on the job using a Point Source RTS Headset, instead of a single or double M**f headset for hours on end. It performed nearly flawlessly, and I could hear everything I needed with both earbuds in without having to raise the volume much. I look forward to trying this out in more environments and sports / events. The headset say comfortably on my head, without any lasting effects.
Any update on contest winners??
Well, thank you Point Source for making sure our church customer had their mic in time for Easter Sunday. NOT!!!! It's really just about communication. 8(
CM-i3 worse headset I have ever had! Died on me again during tech in the middle of the show! Over this headset and throwing it out since this is my replacement one to the one that broke last year! If actually need to work in your headset and not just sit down DO NOT GET!
Last day at #PLASA17 in London. Stop by the Autograph Stand (H10) on the main floor and ask us about a Point Source Audio demo. #plasashow #autographlondon
Last day at #PLASA17 in London. Stop by the Autograph Stand (H10) on the main floor and ask us about a Point Source Audio demo. #plasashow #autographlondon