I'm building a classroom that's set up to record in person lectures for online content. I want to capture the presenter and have an option of grabbing the audience if there's a question asked or a good crowd reaction.
The room is only 2.4 m high ceilings with plenty of options of where to mount mics, room is open, but sound treated. It's about an 8m by 6m room.
I have a multi track recorder, and set up of a pair of ntg-4 shotgun mics to capture the lecturer, and a lapel mic option as a back up.
What I am after is what kind of mic(s) would be best to capture the students? I was thinking another pair of ntgs in a cross pattern?
I'd love to hear everyone's best options.
Passing around a wireless mic or lapeling everyone is not an option. I want it all just ready and running that I hit record on the 4 track at the start of the day and forget about it.