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Old June 30th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #16
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The speaker wants to record 10 hours of audio at a conference, send me the files, and I would transfer to a C/D for distribution. (he is doing the recording)

He will purchase the recording equipment.
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The speaker only wants to record her voice as she conducts different sessions within the same room. Each session is about 1 hour long. She has no problem clipping a recorder onto her waist and a lapel mic on her blouse. Batteries should last 6 hours or more (she can install new ones at lunch)
So during the 10 hours, the speaker changes from being a man to being a woman?

Chris S, this might be more interesting than you thought.

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Old July 1st, 2011, 12:24 AM   #17
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Yeah, already picked up on that one, was doing the math and kept coming up with [Conference = 5 hours max per day (never known anyone stay awake longer than 5 hours + breaks, including myself) = two days of conference, or 2 speakers in parallel].

Must be stellar stuff if they think they're going to flog them to the masses, but, it's America, anythings possible, heck, they have a Tea Party, forcryingoutloud!

Hadn't given a great deal of thought to the "on the fly" sex change though, must be slipping! (but again, it's America, anythings possible).

Funny, had a guy with a distinct Indian accent ring me earlier, saying I had a virus on my computer and I needed to log on to this weird web site so they could fix it.

Needless to say, he got the good 'ol, "Where's your nearest police station so I can get them to pick you up" treatment, didn't go down too well, strangely.

Spoil sport.

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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:22 AM   #18
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People do this all the time with relatively inexpensive voice recorders. I would use a clip-on lav mic with a pocket-size voice reorder. There are handy units that record to removable media (like SDHC flash RAM cards), and use conventional replaceable batteries (like AA or AAA). For example, the Olympus DS-2400 and similar units.

Units like that will give you good voice recording quality to removable, exchangeable media so you don't have any service interruption downloading content. And they use replaceable primary cells so you don't have to worry about spending time recharging built-in batteries.

Apparently this isn't an area that the regulars here are very familiar with, either the technology or the business model.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:34 PM   #19
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So during the 10 hours, the speaker changes from being a man to being a woman?
It's a sex-change workshop. Even better than an Amway rally.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #20
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For heaven's sake don't recommend any equipment with XLR connectors... that would lead to more male/female confusion. (Just kidding of course.)
We all end up recording "conferences" at some point in our career. They are obviously important enough to the planners and presenters, but as always it remains to be seen their value to anybody listening for that long later on.
I had to do one myself the other day. Nearly 3 hours (with a break), but at least it's on video with a companion PowerPoint print out.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #21
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Yeah, connector gender is always troubling. When my staff got confused, I always said, "Remember, jack is not male." Of course in the UK they have "jack plugs" which must be some sort of bi-gender thing. ;)

Thank goodness you've got PowerPoint to go with the video. It's a well known fact that PowerPoint can change totally worthless content into totally worthless content.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #22
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Richard ... thanks for your suggestion and thanks for NOT telling me that my client is nuts for wanting to record the audio at the conference. Seems there are several people wanting to TURN DOWN WORK ??? rather than to explain the the client the end result may not win any awards for outstanding audio. I have passed on the constructive suggestions to the customer.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #23
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I'm not suggesting you turn down work... far from it.

But I've had some painful experiences where the client expected to receive what he had imagined he would receive. Whereas what he actually received what the best that I could produce, under the circumstances.

To avoid such pain in the future, I simply think it's important that the client have realistic expectations going into the project.

But by all means... get their money! ;-)
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