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Old October 22nd, 2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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Booming with a studio mic?

Hi guys.

I was coming really close to getting the ME 66K6 Super-Cardioid
Mic Capsule with K6 ($379.95 at B&H - have to get price emailed, though), along with the Beachtek DXA-6 ($249.95) - the one with phantom power.

However, now I am thinging of just purchasing the DXA-6 and
using my studio microphone, which can be switched between
omni and hypercardioid. The Beachtek will supply the required
48V phantom power. The camera I'm using is a Canon GL2.

The plan is to get a shockmount & pole for the mic and boom really close. (This won't be used for event videography, but planned-
out filmmaking, so the 'clumsiness' won't matter.)

Has anyone done something similar to this?
The concern is the sound: If I can get close with the hypercardioid setting and pick up a hot signal (boost the pre on the beachtek and lower the pickup on the camera?) - then adjust in post (levels, continuous noise filter, etc), could this work for
high quality sound?

Thanks for your help!

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Old October 22nd, 2003, 09:41 AM   #2
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...oh, and I'll need a windscreen of some sort. Any cheaper alternatives to the Rycotes, at comparable performance?

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Old October 22nd, 2003, 10:29 AM   #3
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 11:13 AM   #4
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Those are some nice looking windjammers.

I like the idea of internal cabling on the boompoles.


Thanks for the link, Bryan!



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Old October 22nd, 2003, 11:25 AM   #5
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I have the price list if you're interested.

email me at beasleigh at eudoramail dot com
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 11:34 AM   #6
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 03:56 PM   #7
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What model of studio mic are you talking about?
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 05:12 PM   #8
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Jay,


Peavey Studio Pro M2

http://www.acemusicsuperstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/487


http://www.peavey.com/products/shop_online/browse.cfm/action/details/item/00488040/wc/2A2A23/fam/WM/tcode/3/studio.cfm
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 09:55 PM   #9
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Studio booming is great. One can get away from the lavs and the shotguns.

We have a monster boom here at the local college with and ability to hang the microphone from a shock-mounted cradle that can be rotated so as to point the microphone at the sound source. Operated by a a handwheel on the other end.

The entire rig is about 20 feet long with a good tripod and wheels so it can be moved during the show.

From my experience, even a relatively inexpensive studio microphone outperforms a ME66 by quite a bit.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 09:02 AM   #10
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Mike,

Thanks! That gives me some encouragement.

That sounds like a nice rig.

One thing I have been neglecting and need to give consideration
to is how I am going to direct the mic at the end of the pole.
I am glad you mentioned that.

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