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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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A few Sennheiser mic questions.

I have these two Sennheiser Mics and have a couple questions.

The ME66/K6 Shotgun and The Evolution G2 100 Series Lavalier Mic.

The ME66 came with a SG-1 Windscreen , should I leave this on when in a church, or take it off?


How long does the battary last in these units under normal use?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #2
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The ME66 came with a SG-1 Windscreen , should I leave this on when in a church, or take it off?
It's generally considered more respectful to take it off in church

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Old January 10th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #3
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It's generally considered more respectful to take it off in church

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Old January 11th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #4
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I have these two Sennheiser Mics and have a couple questions.

The ME66/K6 Shotgun and The Evolution G2 100 Series Lavalier Mic.

The ME66 came with a SG-1 Windscreen , should I leave this on when in a church, or take it off?


How long does the battary last in these units under normal use?
More usefully, all windscreens introduce a slight coloration to the sound. I would keep it off the shotgun inside unless there's a good reason for keeping it on.

Sorry I can't tell you yet how long the battery lasts - I put new ones in for recordings and use up the part used batteries for rehearsals just cos I'm used to that for theatre radio mics.
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I'd suggest just the opposite of Colin and say leave it on. While you won't expect breezes indoors, moving the mic through the air has the same effect.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #6
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The ME66's bass response is so good that even doing a pan will generate rumble in still air. Keep the Rycote softie on for life.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the help
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I'd suggest just the opposite of Colin and say leave it on. While you won't expect breezes indoors, moving the mic through the air has the same effect.
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The ME66's bass response is so good that even doing a pan will generate rumble in still air. Keep the Rycote softie on for life.
That sounds to me like a good enough reason to keep it on. For some reason I assumed that the mic would be on a stand indoors. Certainly keep the windscreen on if the mic's on the camera or a boom. Sorry for earlier bad advice!
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