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I am looking to use ez builder voice commands within the house .
However, I an not sure how to make ez builder monitor multiple microphones/channels or what audio system needed to facilitate my request from any room .
Any ideas ?
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1 : A clip on radio or bluetooth mic
2 : A number of microphones connected into a mixer unit.
Other Jarvis project I have seen while searching for bits and bobs and ideas for mine have simply paralleled the mics and claim to have good results. It's a cheaper alternative but you lose any individual control over the mics.
I was hoping that someone witin the group already gone into this track .
Probably, I have to go for the expensive option using a mixer with wireless mic to minimize the wiring in the house and maintain the audio quality.
I will go into more investigation for this scenario.
I understood from your Jarvis comment that audio quality is critical for the commands recognition
That is why, I am concerned about audio quality and same time wiring .
It's something I've looked in to a lot for Jarvis since he is everywhere. Currently I use a bluetooth handsfree headset which gives me the ability to talk to him from where ever I am in the house but it is limited to just me.
I did try a few ideas out with multiple mics dotted around the house but the problem with that is the SR software picks up everything and had too many false matches for my liking. Also, when it was noisy it was difficult for it to understand what to listen to and what not to.
Ideally, wireless mics on anyone who needs to talk to it, preferably with a button which enables it to minimise background noise and idle chatter that interferes with the listening.
@Toymaker has posted previously about the mic he uses, while not cheap it is a very good mic. I think it was in one of his topics but I really can't be sure.
On the other hand , what you are suggesting is more practical to implement with less cost and efforts.
Basically what I am saying is, even with a "magic word" it can still give false commands from background noise. Increasing confidence means a decrease in successful commands, reducing it can result in false commands. It's an issue that needs balancing out and one I'm still looking for hands free solutions for.
If you want room detection you will need each mic to be addressable somehow, through a software mixer for instance. Or, by using PIR detectors in each room to detect where the activity is - not ideal for multiple people though.
In parallel ?
It does not affect the audio quality and recognition ?
And yes, the PIR is good if you are alone in the house .