Are you suggesting that we should avoid any external mics? What about
For the iPhone, iPad, or certain iPods, one might consider this:
Flat on the table with a bit of a foam pad, aligned so one mic is aimed
at the interviewer and the other at the interviewee.
44.1/24 or 48/24 (preferred).
On 2014-09-08 3:57 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Guys, while of interest to audio engineers with a mic cabinet, this kind
> of discussion is of no use to most people out there today collecting
> oral histories. What is of interest is, where do I put this little
> digital recorder? What's a good volume level to set on it? What are all
> these format choices and what should I choose? Real basic stuff for
> civilians, not esoteric audio engineer talk. Most recorders out there
> today are low-end digital flash recorders or, more common, iPhones and
> Samsung phones. So how can we raise the bar on what people capture with
> those things?
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