What Microphone should I use in Rural Ghana?
May 12, 2011 12:08 PM Subscribe
What microphone should I use in rural Ghana?
posted by justalisteningman to Technology (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This summer, I will be travelling to rural Ghana to work with a micro-finance NGO. Part of this trip will be capturing stories from the people our NGO serves.
I've convinced my coordinator to buy an audio recorder, as this would allow summer fellows like myself the opportunity to tell audio stories, and would allow our NGO to make high quality language tools (few exist for the region). I've also been playing with the idea of recording local music in the region.
The ideal recorder would be durable, relatively easy to use (this recorder will exist for use after I'm gone, for people who may not have recording experience), and would produce high quality audio in the field. I was not given a price range, just to be 'reasonable'.
What recording device should I advise the NGO to buy? Furthermore, any reccomendations about setup would be helpful. I have pro-tools experience, but buying and shipping pro-tools hardware seems like it would be really unnecessary.