Re: [podcasters] Podcasts using these mics?
- On Dec 31, 2007 4:41 PM, Blasterbot5555 <blasterbot5555@...> wrote:
> I'm in the process of starting a podcast and am thinking about gettingI have used that same Giant Squid mic with my iRiver 795 to make these
> 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:
> 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?
And everything on this page:
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
Shawnogram - Content = life.
Phantom Power Media - Bloggy, podcasty
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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"
> > 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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