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Re: [ARSCLIST] Stereo of recording of oral histories ?
I'm not sure why one would feel the need to record a single voice in stereo,
unless wanting to preserve the acoustics of a recital hall, for example.
There are many factors that could affect intelligibility, but recording in
mono of itself would not reduce such. One high quality closely placed mic
would certainly be adequate to capture a speaking voice, I would think.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <ArcLists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 12:24 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Stereo of recording of oral histories ?
> How many people record oral histories in stereo?
> I had an opportunity this past week to spend a day with my father who
> will be celebrating his 90th birthday the end of the month. My wife
> and two boys and my dad's wife were all there - six of us.
> As you know, I believe in redundancy in almost everything I do, so I
> had two mini-disc recorders running through much of it. To keep
> things simple and totally independent, one MD was fed from an Audio
> Technica AT-822 mic. The other was fed from a Sennheiser MD-421U mic
> in mono. I find the AT-822 version to be much more intelligible than
> the MD-421 due to the spacial imaging as much as anything.
> I could have been more encumbered and used two AKG C-451s or two
> Sennheiser MKH-416Ts but that would have required an external battery
> pack and more wires, and I was looking for something very simple.
> Richard L. Hess richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada http://www.richardhess.com/
> Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
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