38151Re: [podcasters] Best Microphone for Full Room / Roundtable Recording?
- Dec 1, 2008If you are looking for a USB mic, I'd highly recommend the Blue Snowball. It
can be set to function as omni-directional, or uni-directional, whichever
you prefer, with a switch on the back, and it looks cute, too!
I also likes how it brings out the richness in my voice. A great mic, and a
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:57 AM, Rich <wielgosz@...> wrote:
> 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
> > minimal
> > > 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
> > situation?
> > > 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
> > intended
> > for portable recording, but it also has 4 built-in microphones,
> > arranged
> > so the unit should successfully cover a whole circle of people, in
> > stereo,
> > 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.
> > Griz
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