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Microphones, Cables, Stands, accessories

**Please note regarding microphone use with instructor stations in
classrooms:

Bill Clark informs me that classroom instructor stations are not
set up to accept microphones for voice projection.  He says...

"There is no easy or logical
way to access the amp and speakers in that room.  All audio runs through the
data projector and hence it must be on in order to have sound…. It is used as a
switcher between DVD… laptop… and pc"

 

IMPORTANT:

  • When clients ask for a "microphone" it is
    imperative to ask, for what application?

        - to use with a
PA system* (to amplify the voice) Where? on
campus?

 

   - to
record
the voice (with video or audio)

 

   - for web
conferencing or Skype

 

Locations on Nanaimo campus with built-in PA systems
compatible with our microphones*:

Lecture theatres B200 - 203, B355 - 203, B356-109, Royal Arbutus Room,
B300 cafeteria, main theatre B310, Trades Discovery Centre B108 - Room 105?

*for these systems book an XLR mic and cable (select group
-MIC-XLR ) or one of the wireless mics and cable (all
wireless mics come with an XLR cable).

If borrower wants to use 2 - 4 microphones in lecture theatre, RAR,
cafeteria or with the small or large pa systems, also book the Audio Mixer -
item # 1053B

If Royal Arbutus Room or Cafeteria please also
book key to access the system controls: 

        RAR
keys = 188K or 169K

       
CAFETERIA keys = 230K or 164K

FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT B250:

**Lecture theatre B250-125 - to obtain
microphones dedicated to this room, see area
secretaries in B250

  - B250 - 125 also has a pa system.  The mic is
on the instructor's podium.  A wireless is stored in back room stage
right.  See B250 support staff for access.  There are two hand
held mics and floor stands as well as a "peanut" (tie clip or lavelier mic). 
The podium and hand held mics work well, the "peanut" is not a good bet as
the room is too "live" and feedback is a problem.  If users require a
wireless system they should book the podium pa (1808B) and wireless tie clip or hand
held from Equipment Loans.

*The gymnasium - B190 - has a built-in PA system. 
AV tech Jeff tested one of our mics there and it worked (Sept. 2018). 
The gym also have at least one mic available for use there.

  If no built-in system suggest either stand alone system 1808B for
larger groups or speaker amp 2614B c/w XLR mike and cable (or wireless
clip on or wireless handheld) for regular
classrooms or small rooms or tiered lecture theatres (B 200).

 

  Record with a
video camera or digital
audio recorder?

 *microphones for this purpose are:

 - hand held  
1030B, 1031B;

 - PZM/Boundary  1039B,  1041B, 1044B, 1033B     

 
- wireless clip-on 1023B, 1024B (indoors only)

 -
Videomic c/w BOOMPOLE
 
1046B used with the DSLR cameras (also available 1047B accessory
BOOMPOLE) 

 

Web conferencing, Zoom or
Skype ?

see
below - USB microphones, ConferenceCam web conferencing kit - for small
groups (includes camera and microphone)

 

 


Handheld Microphones - use with audio recorders, video cameras, laptops

NUMBER TYPE NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1029B  

hand held, 1/8" jack

 

OUT OF
SERVICE

use  with audio recorders,
computers (with 1/8" mic input) and video cameras

(impedence
is too low to use with PA systems)

MICROPHON
1030B  

hand held, 1/8" jack

 

use  with audio recorders,
computers (with 1/8" mic input) and video cameras

(impedence
is too low to use with PA systems)

MICROPHON
1031B  

hand held, 1/8" jack

 

use  with audio recorders,
computers (with 1/8" mic input) and video cameras

(impedence
is too low to use with PA systems)

MICROPHON

Wireless Microphones

- best for use by one person

Book by ITEM NUMBER (no booking group in place)

NUMBER TYPE NOTES BOOKING GROUP
990B Wireless Transmitter and HANDHELD XLR Mike
*  comes with MIC-EXXLR (XLR mic cable)

Only works in Cafeteria,
Royal Arbutus Room and Lecture theatres (B200-203, B355-203, B356-109, main
theatre B310)- there are built-in PA systems in these areas. 

*can also be used with 1808B podium pa and small pa 2614B but
also book either cable 1061B or 1020B to connect
BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER
988B Wireless Transmitter and LAPEL or CLIP ON Mike  

ONLY works in RAR (Royal Arbutus Rm
- B300 RM 401) where the receiver is built in. We circ it for security
reasons.

 

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER
1023B Wireless Transmitter and LAPEL or CLIP ON Mike

 

TOA Wireless Tuner Model WT-4810.

Can be used with:

 PA system 1808B*, tape recorder, video camera, RAR (and possibly lecture theatres).
Specifications at TOA website
Online PDF Manual

*To use with pa 1808B must also book XLR - 1/4" cable for this mic
-either 1061B or 1020B

-can be used on computers that have a 1/8"
microphone input

*  comes with MIC-EXXLR (XLR mic cable)

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER
1024B Wireless LAPEL Mike

 

TOA Diversity Wireless Tuner Model WT-4820

 Can be used with:

 PA system 1808B*, tape recorder, video camera, RAR (and possibly lecture theatres).
Specifications at TOA website
Online PDF Manual

*To use with pa 1808B must also book XLR - 1/4" cable for this mic
-either 1061B or 1020B

 -can be used on computers that have a 1/8"
microphone input

*  comes with MIC-EXXLR (XLR mic cable)

 

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

* The only mic that would work in Bldg 200 Room 203 is the handheld one
(990B).
This is the same for the other theatres too.
- check with Sabin Ignat in IT about this!

bill


 

PZM Microphones - use with audio recorders and video cameras.  Can also
be used with laptops for Skype.

- recommended for use by 2 plus people for interviews or meetings

 

 The PZM has a hemispherical pickup pattern when used on a boundary like a floor, wall, ceiling or tabletop. Another way to look at that is to say that it is omnidirectional above the boundary plane (i.e. table on which it is placed) which makes it ideal for stationary (seated) interviews

NUMBER TYPE CONDITION/NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1039B PZM/boundary
OK -1/8" mini jack
PZM-MIC
1040B PZM/boundary

OUT OF SERVICE

OK -1/8" mini jack

PZM-MIC
1041B PZM/boundary

OK -1/8" mini jack

PZM-MIC
1042B PZM/boundary
OUT OF SERVICE

OK -1/8" mini jack

PZM-MIC
1043B PZM/boundary
OUT OF SERVICE

OK -1/8" mini jack

PZM-MIC
1044B PZM/boundary
OK -1/8" mini jack
PZM-MIC
1032B PZM/boundary OUT OF SERVICE
OK -1/8" mini jack
PZM-MIC
1033B PZM/boundary OK -1/8" mini jack PZM-MIC

 

For Microphone Extension Cables (most often used with PZM Microphones (and in same booking group) see here.


XLR Microphones - use with campus built-in PA systems*

*default requirement XLR cable booked

* can also be used with portable PA systems 1808B and 2614B with
additional cables either 1019B or 1020B (see bottom of this page)

NUMBER TYPE CONDITION/NOTES BOOKING GROUP
955B XLR OK MIC-XLR
972B XLR OK MIC-XLR
983B XLR OK MIC-XLR
997B XLR OK MIC-XLR
998B XLR OK MIC-XLR
999B XLR OK MIC-XLR

Videomic

and accessory

BOOMPOLE

- use with DSLR cameras

NUMBER MODEL NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1046B Rode
VideoMic
for use with DSLR cameras

-MIC-VIDCO

or


BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER
1047B Rode
MicroBoompole
accessory for VideoMic
-MIC-VIDCO
or

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

Web conferencing microphone - USB connector
-
excellent for groups and conference rooms

 

NUMBER/of MODEL NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1045B MXL
AC-404
 USB
has 25' range
  use with laptops,computers
BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER
1048B MXL
AC-404
 USB
has 25' range

use with laptops, computers
BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

Desktop microphone with USB connector

- for use with computers for 1 - 2 people

NUMBER/of MODEL NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1025B Logitech OUT OF SERVICE

 USB
use with laptops, computers

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER
1027B Logitech OUT OF SERVICE USB
use with laptops, computers

 

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

Snowball microphone with USB connector

 

- for use with computers, video editing; better for meetings, podcasting
and music than desktop model above.

- needs software for use; does not record independently

 

NUMBER/of MODEL NOTES BOOKING GROUP

1028B

Blue Microphones

Snowball

 USB
use with laptops, computers

requires software for use chosen by user.

BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 


 

Headphones c/w mic - USB connection

- for use with computers

 

NUMBER MODEL NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1453B Logitech 250 stereo, includes microphone, USB plug
use with laptops, computers
BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

XLR to XLR Cables

NUMBER TYPE CONDITION/NOTES BOOKING GROUP
991B XLR (M) - XLR (F) OK MIC-EXXLR
992B XLR (M) - XLR (F) OK MIC-EXXLR
1021B XLR (M) - XLR (F) OK MIC-EXXLR
1021B XLR (M) - XLR (F) OK MIC-EXXLR
1054B XLR (M) - XLR (F) OK MIC-EXXLR

 

*XLR (Female) to Phono Jack Cables

NUMBER TYPE CONDITION/NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1020B XLR (F)- 1/4"(M)Phono Connect XLR Microphone to 1808B or 2614B PA System BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

1061B XLR (F)- 1/4" (M)Phono Connect XLR Microphone to 1808B or 2614B PA System BOOK BY ITEM NUMBER

 

 

Microphone Terms (provided by Bill Clark)

Cardiod Favours audio input from in FRONT of the microphone, rejects audio input from behind
Omni-Directional or
Non-Directional
Picks up audio input from any direction
Hemispherical or
PZM
Half the omni-directional&nbsp--if you can see the mike it can pick up input from you.

 

Microphone Stands

NUMBER TYPE CONDITION/NOTES BOOKING GROUP
1007B Table OK TABLESTND
1008B Table OK TABLESTND
1016B Table OK TABLESTND
1015B Floor -- Boom type OK FLOORSTAND
1018B Floor -- Boom type OK FLOORSTAND
1026B Floor -- Boom type  

OK

FLOORSTAND

 


 

 

Wireless hand held microphone adapter clip to mic
stand -  
1117B

 


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