Podcasted lecture today
MSJ might try the new power supply for the receiver today in class, and will see how it goes.
MSJ forgot to turn on the mic. :/ But reported that the power supply seemed to work just fine...
- MSJ posted an entry on the PSTL1135 blog asking for volunteers to help him set up the podcasting briefcase at the beginning of class; don't know if he's gotten any takers.
- A technical issue with the current setup: When you power up the wireless mic receiver the light must stay lit; if it dims, the batteries are dying or dead. When you power up the wireless mic bodypack (the part that has the lavaliere mic attached), the light flashes on briefly and then turns off to conserve power; if it stays lit, the batteries are dying or almost dead. So the logistics are reversed for the two 'partner' units. The first issue -- the receiver power -- was solved by purchasing a power supply for the 11/29 class. The second issue remains a problem because the instructor has no visible notice that the microphone is on when he looks down at the bodypack; only by checking the levels on the front of the Marantz recorder can he see if he's getting the signal.