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  • shotgun & array microphones for speech recognition

    Has anyone here experimented with professional shotgun microphones for speech recognition? I'm considering buying this microphone: Audio-Technica AT835B Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone (http://www.fullcompass.com/Products/pages/SKU--23740/)

    I believe I can achieve far better results with this mic in a noisy room. I actually plan to use this mic for my home jukebox system (and later in a car system.) The current mics I'm using do work pretty well though. In a car the crown pzm-10 and pzm-11 mic's work pretty well even while on the freeway with a moderate amount of road noise. With the crown mic's I can control my jukebox from 20 feet away with high accuracy in a quiet room. My headset microphone (parrot talkpro) works even better with lots of road noise and the stereo turned up.

    I'm also considering buying this microphone - Acoustic Magic (http://www.acousticmagic.com/products/)

    Does anyone know which mic might be better in a noisy environment, e.g. human speech, tv, ect.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
    IntelligentJukebox.com
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  • #2
    Hmmm. I get great results with my Logitech MIC, even when I have rap music playing. I've got the noise-canceling non-usb Logitech MIC.

    BTW: What language is your software written in?
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    • #3
      do a search here - someone once posted a link to an online shop with microphones specifically designed for in-car use. The mics cost about $100, but they were supposed to be the more expensive array-type microphones. They were designed to be used as an OEM by car manufacturers for their own in-car communications setups and clipped right onto your sun visor or built into the headliner/dash.

      Good luck.

      -HD

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hd54321
        do a search here - someone once posted a link to an online shop with microphones specifically designed for in-car use. The mics cost about $100, but they were supposed to be the more expensive array-type microphones. They were designed to be used as an OEM by car manufacturers for their own in-car communications setups and clipped right onto your sun visor or built into the headliner/dash.

        Good luck.

        -HD
        $100 for a mic? Are they made of gold or something? My logitech cost me $20. The USB version runs for $30. If you place the MIC in the right spot then al should be well, otherwise it will either pick up too much road or speaker noise.
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        • #5
          depends on how loud your car is... I have not been able to get my cheap directional mic to work in the car, though it works fine 5 feet away in a quiet room.

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          • #6
            You do know that the post you replied to is over 3 years old?
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            • #7
              http://store.mp3car.com/Andrea_Super..._p/com-054.htm
              I use the andrea sound beam mic, it works fairly well. The key to using a mic for in car use is to have a push to talk button or a button you have to push in order to make the mic listen. I believe this is what ford did with it's sync system. Otherwise your computer will get confused and may here things when it is not supposed to.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by 0l33l View Post
                $100 for a mic? Are they made of gold or something? My logitech cost me $20.
                sorry i LOLed

                a good shotgun mic starts at about $1k and goes up

                but for car use.. $100 i wouldnt class as too much..if it works well.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ThunderStick View Post
                  http://store.mp3car.com/Andrea_Super..._p/com-054.htm
                  I use the andrea sound beam mic, it works fairly well. The key to using a mic for in car use is to have a push to talk button or a button you have to push in order to make the mic listen. I believe this is what ford did with it's sync system. Otherwise your computer will get confused and may here things when it is not supposed to.
                  Has anyone implemented a control like this? Which voice-recognition software did it work with?

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                  • #10
                    I just bought an andrea mic, I will let you know how it works.

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                    • #11
                      Has anyone here got their cellphone bluetooth headset to work with your car pc?

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                      • #12
                        I tried with my jawbone, but it has a lousy connection. Only about 1 in 10 pairs is it a good enough quality audio signal for the computer to understand anything.

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                        • #13
                          I have a bluetooth dongle and a Jabra bt125 headset. How do you set it up? I couldn't get mine to connect.

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