Re: interview (TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 8, Issue 14)

Subject: Re: interview (TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 8, Issue 14)
From: "Sammon, Tim" <tim -dot- sammon -at- cepheid -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 08:43:04 -0700

Hi, Paul.

You might try a directional (rather than omnidirectional) microphone. Also,
if you have an appropriate sound editor, use the equalizer (EQ) to minimize
or eliminate the server noise. If EQing works, you may not need a new mic.

Tim Sammon
Technical Writer
(408) 542-8510
(415) 244-8824


I have been using a digital recorder for years to interview SMEs, with great

Now, I sometimes have to interview SMEs in a place where there is background
noise from several servers. I do not use a microphone, so the recorder now
captures all the background machine noise, which makes listening to the
recording difficult sometimes.

Can anyone recommend a high-quality clip-on microphone that would not pick
up background noise so much?



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