Everyone seems to have unique issues, and I was hoping for some advice.

I help out on a video podcast/show, with two people at a table, and currently record them with just a Zoom H6 on a stand pointed at them.

This creates some issues:

  • Table noise (example at 11:30 in the video).
  • Inconsistent audio quality:

    • Sometimes the sound is hollow.
    • Sometimes room noise gets picked up.

Example show:

  1. How would I got about improving the audio while keeping it fast and simple to set up and take down?

  2. We are also going to experiment with having a few people in audience and want to record their laughter. How should we go about this?

Our idea is to get:

and connect it/them to the Zoom H6 while using the H6's internal microphone for the audience.

  1. Which of the two would be better? Is there a better alternative?

I'm not opposed to spending a little cash on a good upgrade, I just want to make sure it's worth while.

Thank you so much for any input / thoughts.

  • I can only point out: 1. There seems to be minimal clipping on one of the channels in the beginning: 2. The positional audio is unpleasant on headphones. The effect is stronger when you see the video focus change but the positional audio remaining the same. I would suggest keeping it mono for simplicity for the speakers or toning the positional down. 3. A shock mount might help the issue at 11:30 (not sure if that's chair rubbing against floor or body rubbing against chair leather).
    – qubodup
    Nov 22, 2015 at 17:53
  • Hey! Yes, I've been meaning to output to mono.. annnnd clearly forgot. Thank you.
    – jwsutts
    Nov 24, 2015 at 0:24
  • Also: I'd love a shock mount, but haven't seen a solution for that that makes sense for the zoom h6. I think the issue at 11:30 is the feet moving on the chair. If they lift or kick the chair with their feet I always hear it. Another common annoying thing is the hands rubbing the table, or hitting it when they get excited.
    – jwsutts
    Nov 24, 2015 at 0:26


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