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Old August 2nd, 2007, 07:17 AM   #16
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hmm i like not breaking the bank, but what would be better? A $100 mixer? Or running the mics straight into the camera?
Hello Nathan,

Can you afford to buy cheap? Most people can't if their work is important.

I do not reccommend the mixers mentioned here. The cheapest one (for students) that I suggest is the ENG-44 from SignVideo.

It is not anywhere as good as my Sound Devices 442, but I have used it to get good results. Good audio is NOT trivial.

If you plan to be doing video for a while, plan on investing on good tools. Buying right once is much better than buying wrong and then having to buy again; not to mention that the audio you record with the nastier/cheaper pieces of gear will be your legacy.

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Old August 2nd, 2007, 12:12 PM   #17
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I'd also say better rent something professional before you buy a cheap mixer. Renting a Sound Devices for a day or two will probably be less expensive than the 180$ you want to spend for a cheap mixer (that won't be very practical in the field...)
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 09:42 PM   #18
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http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHUBB1002 is probably better than nothing for short-term, but the rigors of the road will show how B*hringer product is generally considered disposable, and you're lucky to get a year out of it.

Hey, can anyone tell me what in the world ever happened to the Shure FP field mixers? They used to be the right item.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 10:21 PM   #19
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They were replaced by Sound Devices, who now make one of thier mixers for Shure.

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