Re: Thumping the Podium???
- The condenser mics on the plastic Zooms (I have an H4) pick up
EVERYTHING. So I don't use it on podiums. Instead, I use my shotgun
mic attached to the podium using a Windtech clamp from BSW. But it's
a nice AT835b, so it's built for low handling noise. I work in radio,
so if you're not concerned with broadcast quality, maybe you'd be
fine with a little tripod. Slip a little 3"x3" square cut from a gel
mousepad between the podium and the tripod, and tape the whole thing
to the podium with duct tape (all the TV folks do it) and you'll
probably avoid all podium tapping sounds (and you're left only with
mic bumping sounds).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Smith" <grizzly@...> wrote:
> I haven't recorded in similar circumstances, yet, but had a similar
> problem. Since the Samson Zoom H2 is threaded for camera tripods,
> myself a medium-sized, collapsible tripod to use with my H2 (and my
> camera, occasionally).
> The freestanding tripod takes the recording device off the podium
> off the table, which should eliminate the conducted noise. Might
> issues, though.
> It was 9 Nov 2008, when Joseph Puentes commented:
> > I tend to record a lot of presentations where people stand and
> > a podium. I can't get the message across about how sensitive the
mic is to
> > any kind of thumping on the podium. Folks forget and natural hand
> > cause a lot of distracting noise being recorded.
> > I say this one person that had this very nice clamp that hooked
> > podium and then had a series of spinal disks that allowed for much
> > adjustment of the placement of the mic. I'm curious if this type
> > clamp mic stand also would minimize the podium thumping. I also
> > thumping when there is a small audience panel discussions where
> > not using a PA System and I set up mics on table top mic stands.
> > of movement on the table causes a wide variety of noise being
> > What are your thoughts on both situations? What do you all use to
> > eliminate or minimize the thumping noise?
> > joseph
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