Obviously there is masses of choice for handheld microphones but I also need a decent quality headset microphone for a young artist who will be dancing as well as singing. I keep finding them advertised as 'gym instructor' mics but I need something that is going to be of great quality that will work after the 2012 changes and perhaps an option if anyone knows of any for a system that would allow a handheld and a headset system to be used simultaneously?
There is no budget restriction on the request as we'd consider all options.
Furthermore, can someone please explain how the in ear feedback systems work? Do you need one whole unit per person or do you buy one base unit and different headsets? And is it easy enough to configure the wireless channels so that the mics and feedback systems don't conflict?
Regarding the mic, look at the AKG WMS40 with the headset mic - I regularly use one, as I'm a keyboard player that also sings, and to be fair it's very good considering the cost. There's certainly no drop in quality compared to a wired SM58, so the AKG isn't half bad. It'll work post channel 69 and you're looking at around £80-£100 secondhand. I think PMT still have new items in stock, around about £150-£160. That's for the mic, transmitter and receiver, i.e. everything you need to get singing!
Regarding the in ear, look at the LD100 and LD1000 range - again, they're channel 69 friendly (look for the range marked with 'X'), and they're around £100-£150 secondhand, £200-£250 new. The 1000 model has "more me", (Google it, it's very useful for adjusting the balance in your in ear mix whilst you're actually singing). I would recommend having ear moulds done, around £80-£100 from Scrivens, as they'll block out 90% of the outside noise that standard in ears cannot.
Regarding both of the above, there are so many frequencies available that the two are highly unlikely to interfere with each other.