Re: Gear for recording in noisy restaurants
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Stephen Nelson <stephenenelson@...> wrote:
>It might be quieter if you recorded behind the restaurant.
> Hello all,
> I record a podcast in a noisy restaurant. Unfortunately, I can't really switch venues (it's the restaurant across from where my co-host and I work, and there's no time to record anywhere else).
> I tried, at one point, using the Omnidirectional Powered Stereo Microphone hooked to my Edirol R-09, but there was still too much background sound, so I'm looking into cardioid lavaliers.
> So here's my plan:
> * Zoom H4N
> * 2 Audio-Technica AT831B - Cardioid Lavalier Condenser Microphones
> The AT831B's should hook into the XLR outputs of the H4N, and the fact that they're XLRs could help me re-use them for other purposes (video, hooking up at home into the mixer, etc.)
> This is kind of an expensive rig, though. Am I nuts? (About this, I mean.)
Although I haven't tried it, one thing you could do is to get a couple of drink cups, cut out the bottom and push the mics through. That could block a lot of the surrounding noise. Styrofoam should work best. And it would look as if you're just drinking, not podcasting.