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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #16
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Thanks very much to everyone. I think I got what I needed.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #17
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er come on...

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Look, I'm not new to filming or audio... and I owned a post-production studio. I am aware of the issues of not getting good sound.
Then why have you left it 'till now to address this issue?

Get your hand in yer pocket and just be grateful that we are in the era of cheap but good gear. We all remember the days when there was nothing between mega bucks and rubbish.

You've never had it so good!

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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #18
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LOL!

Looong story that I won't get into. I won't start shooting the interviews until later this summer or fall so I've got some time.



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Then why have you left it 'till now to address this issue?

Get your hand in yer pocket and just be grateful that we are in the era of cheap but good gear. We all remember the days when there was nothing between mega bucks and rubbish.

You've never had it so good!

all the best folks
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #19
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Hi Ross,

My concern here is someone might get the impression that a vocal mic is what should be used on a boom for dialog. That's just not how it's done and easily explains the bad results.

Regards, Ty Ford
Ty, I fully agree with the sentiment. However, that particular old recording using the condenser cardioid actually gave quite an acceptable result. This was at a time when I was just starting out, and like Perrone, I had severe budget limitations. Used judiciously however, even a non-ideal mic can (may) yield acceptable results. Since that time I have been able to invest in better audio equipment (Sound Devices, Countryman, Schoeps, etc..) and have heard the benefits from doing so.
Like so many folks on this board though, initially I couldn't dive-in at a fully pro level of gear, but found that by careful mic placement, good levels, and attention to the acoustics of the recording space, pretty good results were achievable.
Better quality gear (and even low quality gear..) in the right hands can/will yield good results; good gear in inexperienced hands can still sound horrible.. (where have I heard that before...? :) )
Regards, Ross.
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