Microphone advice for different audio environments


Good day. I have started a new job as an AV technician and need some advice on audio equipment.
Currently we are using RØDE Wireless Go II which seem to be decent microphones.

However, we have a mix of requirements. Sometimes we need to live stream an even which has 8 or so different people talking in a panel who each require their voice be heard. Other times we have musical events where a group of peope are singing.

In the case of the 8 or more people talking what is the best way to pick up audio clearly across the table? Where the furthest person from the center has no loss in audio quality.

And then in a musical theater, how best to recors a group of people singing along with the audio from a piano?

MAny thanks.


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This is really a very broad question and I think you will need to do a bit of digging to really expand your knowledge since this will both serve you well and allow you to make the informed decisions about what to choose. Fortunately there are a load of youtube videos with great information on what to choose in various circumstances as well as everything else you may want to know about the subject.

Very briefly most good mics will have a polar pattern diagram which will tell about the sensitivity characteristics they possess. Different types of Mic will have different characteristics in frequency response and sensitivity in purpose.

Here is are a couple of good videos to get you started.

Polar patterns.

Mic types

Hope this helps

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