Everyone deserves to be heard. And recorded. Every day, American Dictation helps school boards, city councils, and executive boards capture every murmur, every question, and every voice. Depending on your venue and your budget, American Dictation can deliver a recording solution to meet your needs.
How It Works
When recording meetings, conferences or other gatherings, it’s important to arrange your microphones to capture everyone’s voice, yet be able to avoid “overspeak” confusion when listening back. Whatever the situation, we have the solution.
The tabs to the right will help you understand how you can arrange microphones to best capture all the necessary sounds.
Only Transcribe Minutes?
Your solution is quite simple. Buy the Philips DPM8900 conference kit. The wired remote allows you to silently insert index marks while the meeting is underway. You click the button during important parts so you do not have to listen back to the entire meeting to pull out your minutes. You will save hours of fast forward / rewinding time. Trust us on this one. We have sold thousands with no complaints.
Depending on the size of the room and amount of the people, all of our kits are designed to record basic meetings and conferences. Call us for a quick discussion on what will work 1-866-408-1383.
Suggested Microphone Configurations
The following diagrams offer suggestions on microphone placement, as well as helpful hints to maximize the quality of your recordings. For each diagram, a normal average diameter of twelve feet is used to estimate the pick-up range of the indicated conference microphones. Depending on the volume of the speakers, room acoustics, etc., this distance may be more or less. Most conference microphones will pick up a larger area than twelve feet. However, based on average voice levels and our extensive experience in helping people with conference recording needs, your microphones should be placed no farther than six feet from any person whom you wish to record.
Two Channel Transcription / Stereo recording
Why does this even matter? Forget what you are thinking about stereo recording. Stereo conference recording refers to the fact that half of the microphones will be on one channel, and the rest on the other. When you listen back, you can “slide” the left /right balance and now you are only hearing what the person you are trying to hear said and blocking out the others. Pretty slick!
See our Recommended Two-Channel Conference Transcription Kit here
Where budget is a concern, the NovusGear Entry Level Conference Kits give you an easy to carry, affordable recording solution.