Re: Microphones for Zoom


Hamit Campos
 

Ah I see. Yes he may at times. I say this because there have been times where the mic didn't come with a way to mount it.

On 5/12/2020 5:46 PM, Georgina Joyce wrote:
Hello Hamit,

Well no not really, he is 90 degree of the mesh basket not the body. i.e. the front of the mic. An omnidirectional mic in that situation should sound the same while he arced around his half circle.

I am assuming he mounts the mics on a desk because of the keyboard thing. So he wouldn’t be able to talk into the body of the microphone.

Regards,


On 12 May 2020, at 22:33, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@gmail.com> wrote:

Podcastage. Don't know how much he knows on his own as all he does is read the speks sheet. How ever he does know his math. Because he tells you what angle he's facing the mic at. Though and I might mention it in the comments I'd wish he would say what part of the mic that means. For instance. When he says now I'm 90 degrees of the capsel say this means for those that can't see I'm practically talking into the handle. Something like that. I can't emagin I'm the only totally blind person that watches him. Yes he is funny. He makes up silly songs to sing into the mics too.
On 5/12/2020 2:46 PM, Georgina Joyce wrote:
Hello Hamit,

Here’s a review of a Lewitt which he suggests is in competition with the AT2035. I am not sure about his expertise as he does not go into so much detail as The Booth Junky. But these videos are far more entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUbshNcBKP8

Regards,

On 12 May 2020, at 19:17, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@gmail.com> wrote:

Who is this guy that dances around the mics?

On 5/12/2020 12:02 PM, Georgina Joyce wrote:
Hello John,

Fare point, as Andrew had done some research and considered that a shotgun might be the solution I thought he was wanting to focus upon one bird or those birds in a small area. As I pointed out the pickup area is shown as a heart shape. The number of channels does not express the polar pattern. If Andrew wants to record a wide stage then that is an omnidirectional microphone he requires. Not a stereo unless it is omnidirectional. Of course, if andrew wants that binaural affect then again it is something else. Thus there are plenty of options for Andy and many choices and it is for him to decide what the end result is that he requires. i.e. What size stage does Andy want?

There is a youtube reviewer of microphones who dances around the microphones so you can hear the extent of the pattern.

Regards,
On 12 May 2020, at 15:43, John Gurd via groups.io <j.gurd=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:

I had a look at the link. Most bird watchers want to focus-record an individual bird song sometimes out of many background songs. A dawn Chorus is all the birds in the area - not just a single bird. As Hamit suggests a stereo mike might be more likely to do this successfully.

PS: last time I heard Andy was living in rural Scotland, so maybe not a big garden, but a lot of habitat. I know birds are territorial, but they tend to sing from adjoining gardens to, and I'm sure Andy isn't so possessive he only wants the birds singing in just his garden alone. You'll find a dawn chorus is just as big weather heard from a small garden or an estate for that very reason. 😉

John

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: 12 May 2020 14:41
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Microphones for Zoom

Hello John,

They don’t cut out sharply it’s usually shown as a heart shape tapering down to the point. Obviously, Andy has done some research and his post caused me to do so as I use a shotgun in the booth. Andy did not want ambient sound. He wanted to record bird song from his garden. Unless he lives in a huge estate it is not going to be that wide of a field. I found that bird watchers use a shotgun mic although this is with a camera. Even professional sound recordist uses a shotgun. See this:

https://www.audubon.org/news/a-beginners-guide-recording-bird-vocalizations

Regards,


On 12 May 2020, at 14:20, John Gurd via groups.io <j.gurd=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:

From what I've read a shot-gun mike is so directional that even being off-target a little will result in poor quality sound. I doubt it would be the best for ambient recordings.

John


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: 11 May 2020 14:16
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Microphones for Zoom

Hello Andy,

It is down to you and how much you want to spend. I follow the Booth Junky who uses a shotgun microphone a lot. He uses the Sennheiser MKH-416. I haven’t been able to afford one of those but I do have the MKH-166 which I purchased used from eBay. I absolutely love it and is my mic of choice. I think that would really do the job.

Regards,




On 11 May 2020, at 13:25, Andy via groups.io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all.

I've got both the Zoom H6 and the F8n, but the only microphones I have are the 2 clip on ones that I origionally got with the H6.

I'm wanting to record the Dawn Chorus in my garden but don't have a clue as to which microphone , or best type, to buy and where to buy it.

I think I need a directional Shot-gun microphone with a large Dead-Cat windscreen, and also about 3 meters of cable with the appropriate XLR plugs.

Can anyone please give me some advice.

Also, My Zoom H6 is playing up. I think I've changed an inportant option within the menues. I tried recording bird calls and the recording was extremely poor. Is there perhaps a function within the H6 that Re-sets the device back to factory settings.

I hope you are all okay and enjoying this period of noise pelution silence to get very nice recordings. If so I'd love to here some samples.

Very best wishes and please take care of yourselves.

Andy Logue from Scotland.






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