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Conferencing microphone

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Pyranet UK, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Pyranet UK

    Pyranet UK Active Member

    Hi all and thank you for having me on the forum at recording.org. This query will no doubt seem strange compared to most of the requests you have on here however we have been tasked with setting up a conferencing suite in a new office based in Nottingham. They use an HP laptop to run gotomeeting which is outputted through 3 60 inch TVs. They have a Microsoft LifeCam webcam to record the conferences however the built in microphone doesn't provide the desired level of sound recording. I was wondering if anyone could suggest an Omni-directional microphone that could sit in the centre of the table and pickup sound from around the room? It needs to look professional and be as inconspicuous as possible. It also needs to have a fairly long cable with a 1/4" or 3.5mm jack to plug straight into the laptop. The room is around 30 metres x 5 metres and has an oval table in the centre where the attendees would sit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, apologies if this is posted in completely the wrong place, even on the wrong forum!
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Something like this?

  3. Pyranet UK

    Pyranet UK Active Member

    Yes, that looks perfect! Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction.
  4. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Before you order you should call B&H (or Sweetwater or Full Compass or Broadcast Supply Worldwide) and explain your situation. They may have a better solution.

    Boundary mics are condensers and so need some external power. If you get something that uses a standard mic connector you'll need additional gear to get it into your computer.
  5. Pyranet UK

    Pyranet UK Active Member

    I did just that and was told that I wouldn't achieve quite the solution I was looking for that way. I actually ended up speaking with Olympus and they have a product called the ME-33 which can be daisy chained together and is designed specifically for conference room environments. From the description on their site and the conversation I had with their helpdesk, I'm pretty sure this is the ideal solution for us. I've ordered them now so I will let you know how I get on. Thanks again for your help.

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