Hello, I'm a video production specialist at an automotive marketing/consultation business in the US, and have a bit of a conundrum.
Yesterday, I was setting up for a studio shoot (with a Canon 5D Mark III) and hooked the talent up to an Azden BT35 Wireless Lavalier microphone. When I he turned activated the microphone's power switches, he began peaking at every word, no matter how much I tweaked the audio levels on both the soundboard and the DSLR XLR adapter. I put that at bay for an hour and tested it later, when, rather than peaking, it picked up literally everything in the entire room. The microphone was seated atop a desk and when I tapped my foot on the floor, it was as if I had my ear RIGHT beside my shoe. Seriously, every sound in the room.
Could there be any explanation as to why this microphone is being drastically sensitive? Granted, it does not have a windsock piece attached to it, but I highly doubt that would be the cause of it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!