38150Re: [podcasters] Best Microphone for Full Room / Roundtable Recording?
- Dec 1, 2008
On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 18:26 -0600, David Smith wrote:
Or just get a decent omnidirectional microphone (picks up sounds from
all directions) and all sit equidistant from the mic and do your thing.
The closer the better so there are less room reflections.
> It was 30 Nov 2008, when Calvin Powers commented:
> > Howdy,
> > I'd like to set up a recording of a group discussion. It will be
> held in my
> > living room with people scattered about. It will be all talk with
> > background noise. There will be too many people for me to give
> everyone a
> > separate microphone.
> > So I'm curious about the best type of microphone to use in this
> > Would you get a wireless microphone and pass it around? That would
> be less
> > than ideal for me because I want there to be lots of back and forth
> in the
> > discussion. Is there a microphone that could pick up all the voices
> in the
> > room?
> This sounds like something I'd try with my Samson Zoom H2. It's
> for portable recording, but it also has 4 built-in microphones,
> so the unit should successfully cover a whole circle of people, in
> and potentially in 5.1 surround sound, I gather. Might require some
> fiddling, depending on the size and spread of the group.
> And standard disclaimers apply; I've never tried this. Should work, I
> think, and you also get a portable recorder in the bargain.
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