Baptistry or Baptismal Font

Figure 12: Baptismal Font
An enclosed baptistry offers special sound problems due to its acoustics, confined space, and the need to keep the microphone away from water. A miniature hanging microphone suspended above and forward of the baptistry is inconspicuous, out of reach and safe from excess humidity. While a cardioid pickup pattern should provide excellent results, an optional hypercardioid, MicroLine® or UniLine® element will offer greater working distance and reduced sensitivity to reverberation and other unwanted sounds. An alternate approach is to use a miniature gooseneck microphone, either wall-mounted just outside the baptistry or placed on a portable microphone stand in front. A miniature hanging microphone will also work well suspended above an open baptismal font (Fig. 12).

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