Help Me Make A Choice at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 18th, 2003, 02:49 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cerritos, CA
Posts: 78
Help Me Make A Choice

hi i want to buy a shotgun mic

i have a relatively high budget of 7k.

which mic should i get"?

what mic did they use on the set of the matrix? or BMW films?

a film.shotgun mic thats put on a boom.

thx
arthur
__________________
xL1s
Arthur To is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18th, 2003, 04:34 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,961
For that kind of money you could get:
a Sennheiser MKH-50 and MKH-60 and MKH-70.
a shockmount/zeppelin system
a carbon-fiber boom pole
a second boom pole
a second shockmount
good headphones
good cables
and still have enough to buy an excellent pro mixer for your 3 new mics...

or you could delete the MKH-70 and get a Lectrosonics wireless.

or you could get an AT4073a and some of the above accessories and put the remaining $4k towards something else.
Jay Massengill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18th, 2003, 05:34 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 1,327
Re: Help Me Make A Choice

<<<-- Originally posted by Arthur To : hi i want to buy a shotgun mic
i have a relatively high budget of 7k. which mic should i get"?>>>

For about $4.5K of that you can get a nice Schoeps MK41/M8 "kit" with the
Schoeps preamp, special Y cable, suspension mic clip and the blimp. I think
posthorn.com is one US Schoeps dealer.

Neumann also makes a couple of nice shotguns.

Prices on German mics are about to go UP!!!

__________________
Jacques Mersereau
University of Michigan-Video Studio Manager
Jacques Mersereau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18th, 2003, 11:48 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 173
I would guess the schoeps mk41 is the most used on high end projects. I thought you could get into one for cheaper than $4.5k though. Why do you think prices will be going up?
Martin Garrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2003, 12:47 AM   #5
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
Budget aside, what type of projects do you plan to use this mic for? What types of applications?
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2003, 06:25 AM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cerritos, CA
Posts: 78
international film festival feature film
__________________
xL1s
Arthur To is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2003, 08:07 AM   #7
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
Just a thought Arthur, for $7K you could hire an experienced sound person who already owns all their own mics and other equipment. Since this is for a film festival with a fixed deadline, then you know what your shooting schedule will be like, and you could book a sound person accordingly. Not only will they have an arsenal of gear, but a wealth of experience and skill, which is why hiring a person like that can be so beneficial.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2003, 08:16 AM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 1,327
<<<-- Originally posted by Martin Garrison : I would guess the schoeps mk41 is the most used on high end projects. I thought you could get into one for cheaper than $4.5k though. Why do you think prices will be going up? -->>>

You can buy one MK41 capsule and an adapter for less than $4.5K, BUT
I was (have priced) pricing an entire kit.

The Schoeps dream KIT:

Two capsules, the MK41 is the hyper cardioid and the MK8 is the figure 8 capsule that sits under the 41 and looks out to the sides. The amount of MK8
in the mix is the amount of ambience you can adjust. There
is also the Schoeps battery powered mic preamplifier which when
used in conjunction with their "special Y" cable enables you to
plug the mics in without buying two additional adapters
(ala the Sennheiser K6). Then there's the suspension clip for
both caps, the softball sized blimp and wind screen. Those last items
probably go for over a grand by themselves.

I can't remember if this price also included a fish pole.

Oh, and we've been talking to the Neumann/Sennheiser guru Michael Pappas.
The dollar has never been weaker against the Euro than right now
and prices are also going up Jan 1, so what this means is that
a mic like the Sennheiser MKH800 (List $3K) is going up $500!!!
__________________
Jacques Mersereau
University of Michigan-Video Studio Manager
Jacques Mersereau is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:38 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network