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Microphones in meeting rooms and classrooms are not new. And it’s always been easy to mic one presenter (unless the battery died on you). But what about when you need to mic five, or even 50, people in the same room? That was previously only accomplished consistently with a full-time AV technician managing the meeting or controlling the mixer.
Nowadays, every meeting has multiple presenters, and every classroom session has to be recorded or live-streamed. That means peppering mics all around the room to make sure you pick up every voice — and every single student — equally, so that remote participants can hear the questions asked just as well as they hear the presenter or lecturer. However, that approach won’t work! Why? Because you’ll be amplifying attendees drinking a soda, opening a chip bag or crumpling lecture notes too.
Imagine being able to mic everyone in any meeting 90% of the time using one mic that never needs batteries. Imagine that the mic can also discern the difference between voices and everything else. Mic-array technology, automated DSP and virtual microphones have revolutionized audio in group spaces. Companies like Nureva, Shure and ClearOne are leading the pack with solutions that are easy not only to specify but also to deploy — all using USB!
So how do they work, and what’s best for various applications?
That’s what we’ll explore with this all-new webinar, “How Virtual Mic and Mic-Array Technologies Revolutionize Meeting Rooms and Classrooms,” presented by rAVe’s Gary Kayye. He reviews how these technologies work and how to specify them.