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Old January 25th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Recording audio indoors?

Does anyone know how its possible to record indoors and reducing the echo as much as possible?
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Old January 25th, 2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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If possible, choosing an interior that doesn't have a lot of echo is a good place to start. Steps can be taken to reduce the echo in a room also. It is a common practice to hang blankets in the room.

It is crucial to use a directional microphone, and to have it less than two feet from the mouth of the person speaking. It is not possilbe to get good results with a camcorder's built in microphone from the distance you usually shoot video from.

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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #3
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If you do a search, you'll find a lot written about that. First thing, never use a shotgun in a reverberant space. Use a good hypercardiod as close as possible. Blankets can be really helpful, but you need a lot of them. Hanging does a lot more than putting them on the floor.
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