Microphone Mounting Options

Microphones are available in a wide variety of mounts, including

Figure 11.7 shows a number of these mounting types. As a general rule, microphones that you wear tend to be convenient and unobtrusive if you sit at the computer using the microphone for long periods of time. Microphones that you leave on a desk, on the other hand, are often more convenient when you move around a lot, but they frequently do a poorer job plucking your voice out of a noisy environment.

The noise of a computer's fans and hard disks can overpower some microphones if you place the microphone too close to the computer. Be sure to put the microphone as far away from the computer as possible. For unidirectional microphones, it's also best if the computer does not lie in the microphone's sensitive range of angles.

Chapter 11

Prop Mount Microphone

Prop Mount Microphone

Handheld Head Gear

Microphone Microphone

Figure 11.7

Clockwise from bottom left: A handheld microphone can often convert to stand mount; a prop mount microphone can sit unobtrusively on a desk; and a head gear microphone can do an excellent job of picking one person's voice out of a noisy environment.

Handheld Head Gear

Microphone Microphone

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