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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:35 AM   #16
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CMC64 & 641

the more I work with the 416, the more I hate it. proximity effect for starters with this mic made matching audio from an early take with a later one a real pain when the dialog was cut back to back. I just find it to be a flat thin sounding mic, even after having worked with a fairly new one recently. yes I know a lot of people like this mic, but I don't.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #17
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For situations where you will use microphone stands and run cables back to the camera, I like the AKG C1000s. You can usually get a pair for about $350.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #18
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i love my BLUE mic. I have the blubird ($350) great mic!
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Old December 30th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #19
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I love all my mic's If I was to go out with just one I'd leave the Schoeps and take the mkh60. It's a heavier set up, (I love the light weight CCM41 set up), but the 60 has more suck and it's quieter too which I like. It might not sound as good but it's less trouble on the pole and although it might not sound as good indoors as the Schoeps it does when you can't get the mic in close enough.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 03:10 AM   #20
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Since nobody has mentioned it, I'll mention that the Nuemann KMR 82 is probably my favorite long shotgun mic. Not an everyday mic (unless your outside everyday), but certainly my main go to mic when I'm doing anything outside.

I started using the Sennheiser MKH8040 this past year for indoor booming and I really enjoy it. You can't beat the size and while no Schoeps, it's certainly as close as you can get for less than the real thing.

For music recording, I always go to my Earthworks mics. I love these so much, I have four sets of them. Two sets of matched omnis and two sets of matched cardiods. For recording music, I'll put these up against any mic out there.

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Old December 31st, 2008, 08:04 AM   #21
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My favorite microphone is probably the NT4 - Rode stereo mic. For performance, ambient, and acoustical instruments.

But it can't replace a shotgun for voice. From the tests I've heard the NTG3 should be considered. The kit might include on-camera as well as boom stand or pole.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 12:45 PM   #22
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but the 60 has more suck...
Jimmy, just how are you using your MKH-60? ;-)

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Old December 31st, 2008, 02:58 PM   #23
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A couple of times I was in a large warehouse with sets in and the 60 turned out better. I was trying to loose a long reverb from the warehouse which was not treated for sound. It was a porn studio actually but had been borrowed for a sit com pilot over the holidays this time last year. Anyway after that I stopped going straight to the Schoeps as the 60 had more suck or reach as you might say.

Is that what you where asking Dan?
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Old December 31st, 2008, 03:55 PM   #24
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A couple of times I was in a large warehouse with sets in and the 60 turned out better. I was trying to loose a long reverb from the warehouse which was not treated for sound. It was a porn studio actually but had been borrowed for a sit com pilot over the holidays this time last year. Anyway after that I stopped going straight to the Schoeps as the 60 had more suck or reach as you might say.

Is that what you where asking Dan?
Yes, Jimmy. Using that word in that way in the U.S. would usually get you a lot of question marks floating over people's heads. Must be a U.K. way of using the term. I am always fascinated how gear and terms changes from country to country and even here in the U.S., there are lot of terms used on the west coast that guys back east have clue about and vice versa.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 01:10 AM   #25
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Audio Technica AT875 (very) short shotgun:
Audio-Technica | AT875 Short Condenser Shotgun | AT875R | B&H

... because its good quality and so small, low handling noise, and convenient in a variety of situations.

Obviously this is not the high-end mic, but it is very servicable for on the go videographers and sound recordists for a lot of purposes.
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