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Old March 23rd, 2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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ATR55 Shotgun...useful ?

Hey guys,whats up ? Im planning on buying an ATR55 Shotgun mic made my Audio Technica. I have a ZR60 so the motor noise is justy horrid on recordings. I know this shotgun mic isnt the best but it should imprive the sound over the onboard mic, correct ? Do you think this mic would be good for some short movies and a TV show im making with my friend ? All comments are greatly appreciated.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 11:10 AM   #2
 
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The ATR 55 is a very good low-cost shotgun. A little thick, but with some pulldown in the 500hz range during the editing stage, you'll be very happy with it.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Is that mic a metal case, or is it plastic? I'm kinda interested in an inexpensive shotgun (no phantom) to mount on my Pana DV952 when II 'fly' it with a Hollywood Lite stab.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 02:44 PM   #4
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Here is a link : http://www.audio-technica.com/guide/line/atr/ATR55.html


Looks like the mic is plastic, that is ok though. Its only about 49.99 to 59.99 ....so its a GREAT deal. Im definatly now going to get this.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 05:34 PM   #5
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I have an ATR55. The body is metal. Seems well-made for such an inexpensive mic. I have used it for over a year and it has always performed well for me...
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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Cory, you should go with the Canon mic.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 08:32 PM   #7
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Where can you get it for $50 or $60? The price I keep seeing is $80.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 08:37 PM   #8
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Amazon.com has it for $50 or $54.
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Thanks Dan.
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