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Old September 10th, 2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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Concert...PLEASE HELP ME

I Need Help....im recording a concert up close(5-20 feet away)....what kinda microphone should I use...I CAN ONLY USE A MIC W/ A MINI PLUG and I CANT PLUG INTO THE MIXING BOARD, BECAUSE THE BAND ISNT USING ONE...PLEASE HELP ME....I dont know if I want to use a shotgun because those only have a small picup area(right?)...and i dont have a mic boom person....i need one that i can attach to the camera....please help...thanks
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Old September 10th, 2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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What kind of music is it, how many musicians are there and how loud do you expect it to be?
What camera are you using?
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Old September 10th, 2004, 08:45 PM   #3
 
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I'd look at a good stereo mic. A shotgun will effectively be useless in an indoor concert, especially if there is any volume to the music.
Audio Technica has the 822 that is really sweet. It comes with an adapter to 3.5 mm (Mini)
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Old September 11th, 2004, 09:07 AM   #4
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Douglas,
what's your oppinion of the Sony ecm-ms957? I bought it several years back for recording some live accoustic folk to dat, but never really used it much.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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I agree with DSE. I have recorded a good amount of concerts with the AT 822. All styles from jazz to ear bleeding metal. I never used it hooked into a cam though just plugged straight into a MD recorder and it produced very decent results.Handeled very very loud volumes before too with no problems.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 04:12 PM   #6
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Thanks....but, i need a mic that is a little less expensive....>$150...it will be used for loud rock music...The AT822 looks good but its like $250...any ideas

P.S. its an outdoor concert
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Old September 11th, 2004, 05:47 PM   #7
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Audio Technica has the new Pro24:
http://www.audiotechnica.com/prodpro/profiles/PRO24.html
The specs for this mic look pretty poor compared to better mics, the AT822 would definitely be better.
The other choices for stereo are some made by Sony but I have no personal experience with them.
You could always go with a better mic that wasn't stereo. You'd give up stereo for a better quality single mic. This might not be a trade-off you'd want to make. Possible choice would be an ATM-31a for about $130 and an adapter cable.
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