recording audio in a large heard room

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    • #84465
      Avatarhalfisher
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      Hi! I recently shot some corporate video in a very large room that gave us fits with echo, ring and reverb on the voices. Is there any way to help this without tearing the room up and building a sound booth out of the remains (and losing the client forever)? I tried to "fix" it with de-reverb, Adobe Audition CC and Sound Forge in post but no luck!

    • #211370
      Avatarrs170a
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      What kind of material were you shooting? What kind of mics did you use?

      Lavs are my mic of choice but it all depends on a wide variety of things.

       

      Mike

    • #211372
      Avatarhalfisher
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      We were doing a corporate video testimonial in a large conf. room  with wood paneling, windows and hard floors. I used an Audio Technica 875 short shotgun mic for video (condenser) on a boom with a Behringer preamp and a Tascam DR-60 4-track recorder. The audio had a "ring" echo on all voice talent on the raw audio on the SD card.

    • #211379
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      In my opinion a shotgun is the wrong kind of mic for this situation.

      I've shot stuff in similar rooms but always have the mics close to the people speaking. This could be lavs on each person or table mics, depending on how many people are speaking and where they sit/stand. If there are a lot of people, run the mics into a mixer and have someone running it.

       

      Mike

    • #211380
      Avatarhalfisher
      Participant

      Great advice. I'll have to look into some good wireless lavaliers.

      Thanks Mike!

    • #211384
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      You're welcome halfisher. I bought a Sennheiser G3 wireless kit a few years ago and love it. It's not the cheapest one out there but it's also not the most expensive. I also bought a Sanken COS11D lav mic to go along with it which added around $350 to the price. The mic that comes with it is OK but the Sanken is a night and day difference. If you do decide to go this route, I stongly encourage you to buy from a pro audio shop such as Trew Audio as audio is all that these folks do and they can make suggestions and recommendations that a P.A./music shop can't due to their lack of experience and knowledge.

      Good luck with whatever you decide to do!!

       

      Mike

    • #211717
      Avatarkloverprod1
      Participant

      Here is another thought for you.

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