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Re: [podcasters] Podcasts using these mics?

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  • Shawn Thorpe
    ... I have used that same Giant Squid mic with my iRiver 795 to make these podcast recordings: http://shawnogram.com/2007/12/16/used-to-work-in-a-casino/ And
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 1, 2008
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      On Dec 31, 2007 4:41 PM, Blasterbot5555 <blasterbot5555@...> wrote:

      > I'm in the process of starting a podcast and am thinking about getting
      > one of those Giant Squid Audio stereo lavailers for doing interviews
      > on the street and such. I've heard great things about this mic and
      > I've heard the demos on the GSA website, but I'm wondering if anyone
      > uses this mic themselves or knows of a podcast that does? It'd be
      > great to hear it in real-world use.
      >
      > The mic I'm looking at is here:
      > http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/gs/gs-podcast_stereo.html
      >
      > About my main mic: I have a dynamic handheld mic that I bought a few
      > years ago (a Shure PG something-or-other) that I was thinking of
      > using. I'm sure it would be fine. But I've heard that condenser mics
      > sound 10 times better, so I'm thinking about picking up an inexpensive
      > model. Is anyone using either of the cheap Marshalls--either the 990
      > or the V57M?
      >
      >
      > .
      >

      I have used that same Giant Squid mic with my iRiver 795 to make these
      podcast recordings:
      http://shawnogram.com/2007/12/16/used-to-work-in-a-casino/
      And everything on this page:
      http://shawnogram.com/category/audio-podcast/page/5/
      I think the performance of the mic is quite good in the field. Wouldn't use
      it in the studio.

      --
      -Shawn "Shawno Gordo" Thorpe
      Hyper Nonsense - Talk/comedy podcast from central California
      http://www.hypernonsense.com/

      Shawnogram - Content = life.
      http://www.shawnogram.com/

      Phantom Power Media - Bloggy, podcasty
      http://www.phantompower.org/


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    • David Smith
      True enough. A condensor mic is basically a capacitor, with one plate of the capacitor (effectively) connected to a plate that catches audio sound vibrations,
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 2, 2008
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        True enough. A condensor mic is basically a capacitor, with one plate of
        the capacitor (effectively) connected to a plate that catches audio sound
        vibrations, which causes that plate to vibrate, which causes a variation
        of the capacity between the plates of the condensor -- the space between
        the plates varies the overall capacitance.

        Add some batteries, and that variable capacitor is varying the fraction of
        a substantial voltage available to the output. So from a small-amplitude
        input, you're recording a fairly-large-volume, filtered DC output that
        reproduces your audio.

        But you need the voltage to make that small volume of varying capacity
        into a large volume, varying voltage.

        It was 1 Jan 2008, when Richard Amirault commented:


        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: "Stephen Eley"
        > (snip)
        > > Remember, though, that if you use a condenser microphone you need a
        > > mixer or recorder that offers phantom power, or you won't get any
        > > sound.
        >
        > Depends on how you define "phantom power". The Giant Squid mic mentioned
        > is certainly a condenser mic .. but it doesn't require 48v phantom power ..
        > it uses "plug-in" power which is considerablly lower in voltage.
        >
        > But, yes, any condenser mic will need power. Either an internal battery or
        > from an outside source.
        >
        > Richard Amirault
        > Boston, MA, USA
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