For our next meeting, I want you post your recordings (embed to your post using Soundcloud) and describe the tools that you used to make the recordings. Also link to any resources that you discovered (videos, blog posts, manufacture specs, etc) to figure out how to use the microphones, recorders, and/or cables.
Describe the following about the microphone: Manufacturer and model, the shape and size, how is it held (or not). Does it need power (batteries) and why? What applications is it typically used for? What type microphone is it? What is type anyway? Look up specs on the microphone and tell us what you understand and/or don’t understand?
Describe the following about the recorder: Manufacturer and model, the shape and size, how is it held. What applications is it typically used for? What settings did you record the audio file in (this can be figured out from the file itself)? This includes file type, sample rate, bit rate, mono, stereo, 2channel, compression or not (and if you don’t know what these things are start to look them up!
Describe the cables you used: What connectors are on each end of the cable. Describe them, show a photo.
Describe the quality of the recordings. Which ones did you like better and why? How do they sound different in the different spaces? How do they sound different in the different distances from the subject? How do they sound different with different loudnesses?