Hi, everybody! It’s Jon from The Aspie Dialogues. As promised, I have for you an impromptu behind the scenes look at the making of The Aspie Dialogues Gets Pulled Over, filmed way back in July and shown here, on The Aspie Epilogue, in August.
In particular, what we at The Aspie Dialogues wanted to do with this video was to be more transparent with the process of how we make each episode. For this episode, however, we chose to begin lightly with a microphone experiment.
We wanted to see if we could rig an XLR shotgun microphone to an average smartphone. The results as you can plainly hear in the video turned out inconclusive. We couldn’t tell a difference between having it plugged in or not, and I think I discovered the answer later on…
You see, an XLR microphone requires power — usually about 48v worth. There are special devices on the market made specifically for this purpose. Rest assured, we now have possession of one such device, and we will soon try again.
To synopsize, we needed a power source for the microphone that we didn’t have. That’s why we couldn’t tell any difference in the audio quality (not that our methods were terribly scientific to begin with, I’ll admit).
Now for some bad news:
Due to some other professional responsibilities in my life, we anticipate filming the next episode of The Aspie Dialogues sometime in November.
I know this is disappointing to some, but I promise there is a method to my madness. The show must go on, and go on, it shall. We just need a little more time to sort out time commitments. Everything will work out; please be patient as we sort everything out.
Thank you for staying by us, and we hope to return to you with more and better content soon!
Rock on, Spectrumites!