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queenangelfish wrote:Does anyone know if any of these could be used to record a choir in a church? Or are these only meant for speaking directly into it?
Any suggestions on how to record a Choir?
You're going to need to experiment with mic placement and where and how to place the choir. Also, try putting some padding in a"V" shape behind the mic to cancel out or absorb sound entering from the sides of the church. Pillows work.
Best to record a "dress rehearsal" as opposed to to a live event recording where some baby will screech or someone will have a coughing fit while you record. It always happens!
For serious STEREO recording, consider a quality portable recorder with two XLR mic inputs and two quality mics (I use SPA MC1 mics but also have several "Blue" products.)
The recorder (Marantz is good) will set you back a few hundred, but the stereo separation of two mics and the quality will be worth it in in the long run.
You will also need cables and mic stands.
Another possibility (monaural, usually) is to plug an XLR mic into an iPad or iPod Touch with an adapter (Belkin and Logitect make them.) This allows you to control the volume input.
How sophisticated you get depends on what you are planning to do with the recordings!
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Got the nastiest refurb evAr from woot.
They are never this bad.
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