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Old January 26th, 2004, 03:21 PM   #1
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Oh yeah here comes another newbie ???

Well, i'm just starting on camera and video and now I realise that i have to learn the audio as well ....

So i started to hunt for micros , first by searching here and then through several manufacturer websites and MAN.... I am so lost : )

You have omni micros, dynamic , non-dynamic, tailored , connectors of any kind, not counting brands of course.

So anybody knows a good webpage that has definition of audio terms , that should be a good start i guess.


Also , looking for a mic for my GL2 , would like to have a multipuposed one , good for indoors/outdoors , live concert , interviews so on.... which one is the best ???


Your help will be very,very appreciated

Thanks guys
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Old January 26th, 2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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Philippe, welcome, and I hope that you find delving into audio to be as interesting as I do. One thing I would recommend to you, is to get a good book like Jay Rose's "Producing Great Sound for Digital Video". It will give you a vast amount of knowledge on the subject, especially for a beginner like yourself./

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Old January 26th, 2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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Be certain you get the second edition. It has slightly more information than the first version.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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thanks a bunch guys ,


my wallet is emptying itself by the minute here ;)
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Old January 26th, 2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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Old January 27th, 2004, 03:34 PM   #6
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I guess this is the price to pay for glory ;) , I surrender


It actually started this summer with me working two jobs and pulling 24 of work on fridays and then BANG ..... bought the camera and the wallet was empty HIHIHIHIHI


I'll hang on don't worry ;)


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Old January 28th, 2004, 11:39 AM   #7
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Reading Jay's book will actually initially save you money, as you won't be wasting your money on stuff that either won't work, or that you don't need.

Unfortunately, as Beaser can tell you, the more you begin to appreciate better audio, the more money you want to spend on stuff that will give improvements, and your cash drain will then increase.

As to the original question of what mike to get, there is no one "supermike". Audio specialists (I am not one) often own many mikes, all of which are optimal for different situations (i.e., vocals vs. instruments, indoors vs. outdoors, noisy environment vs. studio, etc.).

A mediocre mike close to the subject will sound better than a great mike 20 feet away.

Many people like the Sennheiser ME66/K6 shotgun for use with their DV cams, but Matt Gettemeier seems to be getting very good results with a less pricey mike, the Octava 012. But generally speaking, you get what you pay for, and anything less than $400 American will be somewhat compromised.

Peruse the board, as much has been written.

Good luck!

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Old January 28th, 2004, 02:01 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot Joe for that insightful info. That sennheiser seems to come up pretty often so I will check it up first . Oh yeah you get what you paid for. I just imagine myself with something else than the GL2 for a camera and I go nuts ;)

400$ US !!!!!!!!! , boy they are pricey indeed. That's like 600$ canadian.

Kudos for the time you all took to help me here. I'm going to the audio store tomorrow (the salesman i got on the phone sounded as crazy on audio as i am on video)

So may the force be with me ;)

See ya

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