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600MHz Wireless Mic Info 

RECENT ARTICLE: The 600 MHz Transition Has Begun

See if your wireless mic is eligible for Shure rebates:


Sennheiser 600MHz rebate:




This particular wireless microphone device operates in portions of the 617-652 MHz or 663-698 MHz frequencies. Beginning in 2017, these frequencies are being transitioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the 600 MHz service to meet increasing demand for wireless broadband services. Users of this device must cease operating on these frequencies no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, users of this device may be required to cease operations earlier than that date if their operations could cause harmful interference to a 600 MHz service licensee's wireless operations on these frequencies. For more information, visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/wireless-microphones-guide or call the FCC at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC).





Shure SM58 SM57 Rebates

SM57 & SM58 Mail-In Rebate 
  • $10 rebate on SM57/58 SKU's - Limit of 6 Includes: SM57-LC, SM57-X2U, SM58-LC, SM58-CN, SM58S, SM58-X2U, SM58-50A
  • $30 rebate on DMK57/52 SKU - Limit of 2

Effective November 1 - December 31, 2016

Please email info@msmsystemsinc.com for prices and rebate info


Use an iPad to help mix sound

Here is a useful tool to SEE (and HEAR with headphones) the frequency response and relative level of any input (mic, instrument, etc) on your mixing console.  It is helpful for EQ adjustments and setting relative signal levels.  I set the CUE buss to be AFL or after fader for adjusting levels.  

Parts List:

  1. iPad RTA app- I use AudioTools & Smaart Tools 1
  2. Hosa YPP118 headphone Y adapter cable
  3. Hosa CMS105 1/8" trs to 1/4" trs
  4. Griffin iMic 1/8" in to USB out
  5. Apple USB camera kit for the dock to USB connector
  6. iPad Gen 2 or higher



Theatre Lawrence EastLake Install



600MHz wireless auction

The FCC is in the process of auctioning the 600MHz to 700MHz frequency band ๐Ÿ”—

As many know, the FCC already eliminated the use of wireless microphones above 700MHz.  

Basically we have been using wireless and IEM in between TV channels. In this new plan they will shrink the amount of space for over the air TV and sell those frequency bands in an auction to be used mainly for Broadband internet etc.  People are using less over the air TV and want more, faster broadband, wireless is the cheapest infrastructure to accomplish this. So we will less space for our wireless technology.  As it currently stands there will be 6Mhz bands available above and below Channel 37 (608-614MHz) that is NOT currently occupied by a TV station.  โœช