Recording equipment for presenters
The variety of microphones, software packages and recording equipment available is eye-opening to a neophyte sound engineer. Hundreds of microphones, dynamic type, condensor type, cardiod patterns, with shock mounts, and stabilizer bars. Oh wait - that's for my trailer. Never mind :)
In my research I realized that my trusty Sony digital recorder is outdated as well. I purchased the ICD-P320 in August 2006 and have recorded over 150 speeches with it. The downside for me has always been that it is monoaural and I would have liked stereo recordings.
While browsing in Best Buy on Friday I realized with a shock that new portable digital recorders have stereo capability and was instantly dissatisfied with my ICD-P320. A new stereo digital recorder is on the cards for me now.
I advise you to also take a fresh look at your equipment. Technology advances so quickly, that if your laptop, projector and recorder are more than 2 years old, you should be thinking of upgrading again. For those of us who have been through the upgrade cycle a few times, it is still hard to realize your equipment is obsolete. But you have to agree with me that your time is too valuable to be struggling with far outdated equipment. Make the investment and purchase good recording equipment and a new portable audio recorder. You never know when you will be speaking to the right audience and get a "magical" moment that you can use in future presentations.
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