Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2009
    Recording Podcast interview with condenser mic
    I host a podcast and I'm trying to record phone interviews using my condenser mic with Skype. I have a Shure condenser mic plugged into an Alesis io/2 USb audio interface connected to the USB port on my iMac. In the past I have been using my Logitech head phone mic, but the sound quality is poor. I tried using the condenser mic, but the interviewee can't hear me and I have to switch back to the head phone mic. How can I use the condenser mic to talk to and record the interview using Skype. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2011
    Hi, i'm trying to set up an interview session. and wondering, if i were to have 2-4 ppl around a round lounge table, can ONE condenser mic OR ONE dynamic mic be sufficient to record all 4 of them? i presume the latter wld be difficult. but condensor being omnidirectional - can it do so?

    if possible, what's the maximum distance from person to mic if the mic is placed at the centre? and do I still need a pop filter, and how far from each person should I place the pop filter?

    Thanks so much!

  3. #3

    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Hauntcast: for recording interviews conducted by Skype, really I'd suggest either Call Recorder for Skype - The Skype Audio/Video Call Recording Solution for Mac - Ecamm Network ($20) or just good old Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack Pro: Record Any Audio On Mac OS X ($32, not just a one-trick pony like SCR).

    |xPloSiON: I use Blue Microphones' Snowball USB mic, which has an omnidirectional mode, and it works great. Obviously having each individual mic'd with a uni would be even better, but when you want the "round the table" sound, the Snowball's omni mode is hard to beat. I have found that placing the Snowball in the center of a round table, meaning each participant is just two or three feet away, works fine. Obviously that's going to pick up some ambient background noise, but in many cases you actually want that when doing a group discussion. I haven't needed a pop filter in those situations.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. recording for a podcast
    By NDNJOHN in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-03-2014, 11:10 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-29-2012, 07:02 PM
  3. Using Garageband with a USB condenser MIc......?
    By JayUrb in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-25-2011, 06:09 AM
  4. Podcast Interview
    By EDIT-XTREEM in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-24-2006, 03:36 PM
  5. recording through a mic
    By andrew@twenty20 in forum Archival Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-04-2005, 09:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts