My son is looking at creating a live-to-tape interview series, using a two camera setup. We are struggling to decide on the audio setup. There are serious budget considerations for him, so the audio gear would have to total less than $300.
Our initial thoughts are two wired lav mics, with a table-top backup. How should we configure this for recording? Should each mic be wired to, say, a Zoom recorder, or do we have to use a mixer of some sort?
One of the worries we have is not being able to monitor the sound with headphones, thereby not noticing something like a lav mic dropping out (e.g., battery dies).
Your help is greatly appreciated.