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Electronic Equipment: UMW Libraries and the HCC: Microphones and Cables

Electronic Equipment Guide

Intercampus Use

Because of potential loss or damage to technology items, nothing will be shipped via intercampus mail.  Further information is available about technology at Simpson Library or the Stafford Library.

USB Microphone

USB Microphone Uses                                                                                                                          A USB Microphone is recommended for voice recordings on your computer.  A USB Microphone is suggested for:                                                       

  1. Video Voiceovers
  2. Podcasts
  3. Recording Music
  4. Online Conference Calls

‚ÄčWhat You Borrow
USB Microphones are loaned with:

  1. Microphone
  2. USB interface cable
  3. Desktop microphone stand
  4. Audio-Technica AT-BG1 pouch

You are expected to return the four (4) items identified when you return the USB Microphone at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components. 

Loan Period
3 days.

Heil Microphone

 

 

Heil Microphone Uses                                                                                     This microphone can only be used in conjunction with a reservation of the HCC Vocal Booth in room 116. Reservations for the vocal booth can be made online. The Heil Microphone is recommended for:

  1. Recording Songs
  2. Broadcasting

What You Borrow
Microphones are loaned with:

  1. Microphone
  2. Pop filter
  3. Heil case
  4. Protective foam

You are expected to return the four (4) items identified when you return the microphone at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components.

Loan Period
3 hours.

USB Studio Condenser Microphone

USB Studio Condenser Microphone Uses                                                     A USB Studio Condenser Microphone is recommended for voice recordings on your computer. A USB Studio Condenser Microphone is suggested for: 

  1. Recording Songs
  2. Podcasts
  3. Voiceovers 

What You Borrow
A USB Condenser Microphone is loaned with:

  1. Microphone
  2. Microphone tripod
  3. SP01 Spider shock mount
  4. USB cable
  5. Carrying case

You are expected to return the five (5) items identified when you return the usb microphone at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components. 

Loan Period                                                                                                                                                   3 hours.

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Cardioid Condenser Microphone Uses                                                         Cardioid Condenser Microphone is used with a mixer or console. A Cardioid Condenser Microphone is suggested for:

  1. Recording Music
  2. Broadcasting

What You Borrow
A Cardioid Condenser Microphone is loaned with:

  1. Microphone
  2. Zippered case
  3. Clamp
  4. Stand
  5. XLR cable (checked out as a separate accessory)

You are expected to return the five (5) items identified when you return the cardioid microphone at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components. 

Loan Period                                                                                                                                                   3 hours.

Check out this link for a playlist of video tutorials for our audio equipment.

Shure Motiv MV5 microphone

Shure MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone

The Shure MV5 Digital Condenseer Microphone are recommended for your computer, tablets, and smart phone devices. The Shure MV5 Digital Condenseer Microphone is suggested for:

  1. Recording music
  2. Interviews
  3. Podcasts
  4. Video Voiceover

What You Borrow
Microphones are loaned with:

  1. Microphone
  2. Microphone stand
  3. USB cable
  4. Lightning cable
  5. Carrying case

You are expected to return the five (5) items identified when you return the microphone at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components. 

Loan Period                                                                                                                                                  3 hours.

Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Dynamic Vocal Microphone Uses                                                                   A Dynamic Vocal Microphone is recommended live performances.

What You Borrow
Microphones are loaned with:

  1. Microphone
  2. Shure microphone case
  3. XLR cable (checked out as a separate accessory)

You are expected to return the three (3) items identified when you return the microphone at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components

Loan Period                                                                                                                                                       3 hours.

Policy

Who May Borrow
Only currently enrolled students and actively employed faculty and staff of the University of Mary Washington may borrow a microphone.

Late Charges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $1 per hour or any part of an hour for 3 hour equipment. $5 a day late fee for 3 day equipment. 

Replacement Costs for Lost or Damaged Microphone
Anyone borrowing a microphone is required to sign a form indicating that they "understand that there are certain responsibilities associated with the usage of this equipment and agree to the following terms and conditions":

  • borrower understands that all electronic equipment and/or accessories are the property of the University of Mary Washington.
  • borrower will return all equipment to the University of Mary Washington in the same condition in which it was provided to me.
  • borrower will return all equipment on specified due date/time.
  • borrower understands that failure to return equipment will result in an overdue fine.
  • borrower is responsible for the replacement cost for equipment that is lost, stolen or damaged.  Damages include but are not limited to accidents, neglect, or misuse.