July 17, 2006
Mics for in-class pickup
Wireless mics win the race. There is no re-curring setup time for wireless handheld mics in Centra-in-Class situations.
Wired mics take cables which are difficult to setup/teardown and maintain and the number of such mic needs to be much larger to cater to a reasonably sized class of 12 or more. There is no science behind the number 12 here.
Flywatters (Peizoelectric), originally suggested by some campus experts were poor in performance because of battery consumption and rapid pickup degradation on draining batteries. These would be great for Streaming/On-Demand Media but not for Centra audio. Centra audio compression kills the flyswatter sound. Handheld mics work best with Centra because of directed pickup. Omnis in general would not do well when doing Centra.
Posted by rdivecha at July 17, 2006 11:17 AM