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Mic for online music lessons with little feedback

I give music lessons online and want to upgrade the sound to include an external mic with an interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2). Which mic has least feedback? I don't mind dynamic one - how about the Shure 57 or 58? Should I get a shotgun mic instead? Which brand?

Thank you in advance for helping a newbie out...

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pcrecord Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:20

Humm..
What you could do is put the mic in front of the instrument or the amp send the audio to be recorded or streamed, but not send its signal back to speakers in the room.
Feedbacks will acure if you amplify a signal and the signal is picked up by the mic again to be amplified again..
So if you keep your streamed audio and in the room audio seperate, you'll be ok..

In any case, SM57 is great at rejection and built like a tank. it's never a bad thing to have one !! ;)
(same goes for the sm58)

bouldersound Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:32

With a distant mic and speakers, even if he keeps his own audio out the mic will pick up the student's audio and create an annoying echo. I did a bunch of Zoom meetings for work when this coronavirus thing started and the people who didn't us headphones or close speakers caused distracting echoes. One of them (the instructor, of course) must have had his own voice coming out of the speakers because it sounded like a cheap delay effect. The people on earbuds sounded okay, a little roomy. I used a Shure PG57 (with a switch, my normal PA talkback mic) up close like a live singer and they all commented on how good it sounded. I also wore my Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones most of the time, though I switched to my little Bluetooth speaker when I wanted to go refill my coffee. Using the close mic meant that it didn't pick up the BT speaker.

pcrecord Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:37

bouldersound, post: 464451, member: 38959 wrote: With a distant mic and speakers, even if he keeps his own audio out the mic will pick up the student's audio and create an annoying echo. I did a bunch of Zoom meetings for work when this coronavirus thing started and the people who didn't us headphones or close speakers caused distracting echoes. One of them (the instructor, of course) must have had his own voice coming out of the speakers because it sounded like a cheap delay effect. The people on earbuds sounded okay, a little roomy. I used a Shure PG57 (with a switch, my normal PA talkback mic) up close like a live singer and they all commented on how good it sounded. I also wore my Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones most of the time, though I switched to my little Bluetooth speaker when I wanted to go refill my coffee. Using the close mic meant that it didn't pick up the BT speaker.

I get you.. other thing would be to always mute unless it's your turn to talk.. or show.. but it's not ideal..

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