Microphones for DSV


sjruss55@...
 

Hello everyone, What type of microphones and computer combinations have you found to work best with the DSV. My desktop is a Pentium II 350 with 128MB RAM, and my laptop is a Pentium 120 with 48MB Ram(was only 16) with a dual scan screen. There was up to a four fold improvement when I added the extra 32MB RAM. AS expected the built in mic. in the laptop had terible recognition. The desktop mic. worked fair with the laptop. At Staples I tried a Andrea NC50 for $15. It would not work with either computer. Their was too much background noise according to the set up wizard. I returned it and bought a Labtec C-315 Headset/Boom Microphone for same price and it was the same style as the Andrea. The Labtec works with both computers. It has higher recognition than the desktop type microphone. Labtec makes a couple of microphones that are more suited for voice recognition which are in the $30 to $50 range. My recognition is not 100%, so a better microphone should help and at the same time I need to work on speaking more distinctly. Also the dual scan is fair for showing the display. Sincerely, Stephen Russell
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Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

I recommend the Radio Shack micorphone mentioned in the manual. And/or if you want to spend the money the microphone from Shure also mentioned in the manual available through Astro-Physics works very well.
 
 Remmeber you want to have a microphone with sufficent output voltage to get signal to my voice engine.
 
- Charles Sinsofsky
 
p.s. please see your manual section on microphones for good suggestions.
 
 
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Hello everyone, What type of microphones and computer combinations have you found to work best with the DSV. My desktop is a Pentium II 350 with 128MB RAM, and my laptop is a Pentium 120 with 48MB Ram(was only 16) with a dual scan screen. There was up to a four fold improvement when I added the extra 32MB RAM. AS expected the built in mic. in the laptop had terible recognition. The desktop mic. worked fair with the laptop. At Staples I tried a Andrea NC50 for $15. It would not work with either computer. Their was too much background noise according to the set up wizard. I returned it and bought a Labtec C-315 Headset/Boom Microphone for same price and it was the same style as the Andrea. The Labtec works with both computers. It has higher recognition than the desktop type microphone. Labtec makes a couple of microphones that are more suited for voice recognition which are in the $30 to $50 range. My recognition is not 100%, so a better microphone should help and at the same time I need to work on speaking more distinctly. Also the dual scan is fair for showing the display. Sincerely, Stephen Russell
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DPMESSIER@...
 

In a message dated 11/30/1999 1:58:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,
visonneau-vin@infonie.fr writes:

<< i from france
I would like to know what type of microphones may i use to speak to my mount
ap900gto.I have a laptop pentiumII 266mhz with 64 MB of ram.I try with a
small (an very cheap) microphone but digitalskyvoice didnt work with it.If
someone could give me the reference of a better microphone...
Perhaps the microphone couldn't recognize my terrible french pronunciation!!!

Goodbye
Vincent
>>
I tried a cheap desktop microphone and after adjusting the volume and
experimanting with the distance from the mic, it worked very well. However
background noise sometimes makes it hear things.
Dave Messier


visonneau-vincent <visonneau-vin@...>
 

Hi from france
I would like to know what type of microphones may i use to speak to my mount ap900gto.I have a laptop pentiumII 266mhz with 64 MB of ram.I try with a small (an very cheap) microphone but digitalskyvoice didnt work with it.If someone could give me the reference of a better microphone...
Perhaps the microphone couldn't recognize my terrible french pronunciation!!!
 
Goodbye
Vincent


Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

I find star hopping with my AP 900 GOTO very satisfying.

Rich



Hi from france
I would like to know what type of microphones may i use to speak to my mount
ap900gto.I have a laptop pentiumII 266mhz with 64 MB of ram.I try with a
small (an very cheap) microphone but digitalskyvoice didnt work with it.If
someone could give me the reference of a better microphone...
Perhaps the microphone couldn't recognize my terrible french
pronunciation!!!

Goodbye
Vincent


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DPMESSIER@...
 

In a message dated 12/1/1999 11:19:00 AM Eastern Standard Time,
visonneau-vin@infonie.fr writes:

<< Hi
Where can i buy a "shure microphone",in the homeage of astrophysic,i think
the url is www.astrophysics.com?
Bye
Vincent >>
It's www.astro-physics.com
Dave Messier


Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if that is even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that you can buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
 
  Charles Sinsofsky
  Author: DigitalSky Voice
  aka: strfire@...
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 1:54 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Microphones for DSV

Hi from france
I would like to know what type of microphones may i use to speak to my mount ap900gto.I have a laptop pentiumII 266mhz with 64 MB of ram.I try with a small (an very cheap) microphone but digitalskyvoice didnt work with it.If someone could give me the reference of a better microphone...
Perhaps the microphone couldn't recognize my terrible french pronunciation!!!
 
Goodbye
Vincent

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visonneau-vincent <visonneau-vin@...>
 

Hi
Where can i buy a "shure microphone",in the homeage of astrophysic,i think the url is www.astrophysics.com?
Bye
Vincent

 
Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if that is even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that you can buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
 


John Vogt <atmer@...>
 

Charles Sinsofsky wrote:

Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two
microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if that is
even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that you can
buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
Charles--

The two mikes listed are OK for crooning if you want to mimic Don
Ho(;)), but they're cumbersome. How about a wireless lapel mike? Then I
could still work the remote and drink coffee w/ either hand.

John


Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Call a/p or order through the web page at: www.astro-physics.com
 you will have to contact them how-ever I do not belive the online order system is in place yet...I should know I will most likly eventually be helping to set it up. ;-)
 
 - Charles Sinsofsky
 
p.s I belive the shure 16 microphone for DSV is around 85.00 us. dollars..this is VERY high end microphone specifically designed for voice recognition softeware like DSV!
 

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Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 11:12 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Microphones for DSV

Hi
Where can i buy a "shure microphone",in the homeage of astrophysic,i think the url is www.astrophysics.com?
Bye
Vincent
 
Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if that is even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that you can buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
 

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Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Well good idea,

we have (that i know of about 10 users now using a wireless mike)

they are using the R/S wireless microphone a few and three of the others
that
I know are using the Shure wireless mircophone, one in particular is using
the wireless for some time now... but that one is a little more expensive
then the radio shack wireless.

Here is nice store, one of my users is using the wireless and as he goes
for a cup of coffee, talks to DSV gets the scope on the next object and by
the time he comes back to the scope the object he wishes is ready and
waiting for him in the eyepiece...really neat!

-= Charles Sinsofsky

p.s. any decent wireless micrphone with out too much static background noise
will work fine with DSV. I use a headset myself, and it works great. Though
my headset is 'highend' AKG make.

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Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 12:31 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Microphones for DSV




Charles Sinsofsky wrote:

Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two
microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if that is
even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that you can
buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
Charles--

The two mikes listed are OK for crooning if you want to mimic Don
Ho(;)), but they're cumbersome. How about a wireless lapel mike? Then I
could still work the remote and drink coffee w/ either hand.

John


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visonneau-vincent <visonneau-vin@...>
 

Hi again

Charles Sinsofsky wrote:

Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two
microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if
that is
even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that
you can
buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
When i receive my new mount AP900 gto few month ago,i found DSV with
the mount but there isn't any manuel include with DSV!!!!

Another thing,i try to download DSV voice tour on the page of
astrophysics (http://www.digitalskyvoice.com/tours/tours.htm)
i can't because i don't know my Username and Password.
Username and Password seems to be in the 1st page ofd the manuel but i
haven't receive the famous manuel.
Bye
Vincent


Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Hello Vicent,

First you should email me or A/P directly for this type of thing. It is
VERY unusal for A/P to make a mistake like that via shipping. ie: to forget
a manual. I see to it that another one is sent you way my friend.

To all others DSV has to include the users manual, because the package
that it comes in requires it.

Charles Sinsofsky

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From: visonneau-vincent <visonneau-vin@infonie.fr>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 2:49 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Microphones for DSV


Hi again

Charles Sinsofsky wrote:

Inside the users manual there is an excellent choice for two
microphones. One is the radio/shack one, but I do not know if
that is
even available in France. the other is a shure microphone that
you can
buy directly from A/P ..which I recommend.
When i receive my new mount AP900 gto few month ago,i found DSV with
the mount but there isn't any manuel include with DSV!!!!

Another thing,i try to download DSV voice tour on the page of
astrophysics (http://www.digitalskyvoice.com/tours/tours.htm)
i can't because i don't know my Username and Password.
Username and Password seems to be in the 1st page ofd the manuel but i
haven't receive the famous manuel.
Bye
Vincent



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Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

Or a headset mike and speaker -- cordless would be even more convenient.

Regards,
Paul Gustafson

The two mikes listed are OK for crooning if you want to mimic Don
Ho(;)), but they're cumbersome. How about a wireless lapel mike? Then I
could still work the remote and drink coffee w/ either hand.


Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

p.s. any decent wireless microphone with out too much static
background noise
will work fine with DSV. I use a headset myself, and it works
great. Though
my headset is 'high end' AKG make.
Can you give us more info on your headset?

Paul Gustafson


Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

The headset I use is an AKG professional musicaians headset, around 500.00
dollars retail up here in canada. It is incredibly lite, and very sensitive.
It also uses a battery powered amp that the mike is plugged into.
Unfortunatly I can not remember the actual model number, it is at home and I
am at my office while I write this. While I feel this is a excellent
headset, it is 'over priced'. I originaly bought it because in the early
days of showing off DSV I had no real idea what type of mikes would work and
what would not...this headset is part of my equipment set that I used when I
first EVER showed DSV at the StarFest convention some 4 years ago.

For the money now adays, and after much testing with my voice engine and
tts output system I woul not consider the AKG required. There are many good
headsets on the marketplace that work GREAT with DSV. I think I am going to
make a new area on my web site to list good headsets and microphone and
their links to the company sites...

Charles Sinsofsky

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Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 8:17 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Microphones for DSV


p.s. any decent wireless microphone with out too much static
background noise
will work fine with DSV. I use a headset myself, and it works
great. Though
my headset is 'high end' AKG make.
Can you give us more info on your headset?

Paul Gustafson

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Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

From: Charles Sinsofsky [mailto:strfire@attglobal.net]
For the money now adays, and after much testing with my voice engine and
tts output system I woul not consider the AKG required. There are
many good
headsets on the marketplace that work GREAT with DSV. I think I
am going to
make a new area on my web site to list good headsets and microphone and
their links to the company sites...
That would be greatly appreciated.

Paul Gustafson