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Re: OT: how to get ambient sound in IEM?
I was thinking, the major drawback to this is, you can't wallk around and spot-check volume, since your only pickup source is fixed in space. I was digging a little deeper and found this: http://www.sensaphonics.com/prod_3d_ambient.html
This looks like a perfect solution, though I wish they would publish a price!
Has anyone used the sensaphonics stuff?
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Rainer Straschill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
George Ludwig schrieb:
It of course depends on what your setup is able to do, but as you describe, an additional microphone to pick up the room is (for me) the way to go.
So now I'm thinking about how to get ambient sound in to the system. I am using Shure earbuds, and they make a device to let in some ambient noise ("push to hear"). And I even have one, but 1. it's a piece of crap, and the ambient volume control failed within the first few minutes of use and 2. when you engage the ambient mic, it lowers the volume of the main source, which causes various problems.
I thought about putting a mini mic in my audio interface, and that would give me a lot of control, except for which direction the mic is pointing.
I recommend a PZM one, and depending how you want it (i.e. if you want to hear the stage as well or only the audience - from what you describe I assume the former) use a half-omni or half-cardioid.
Had good experiences with a Crown PZM, though not specifically for that application.
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