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Old April 22nd, 2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Best mics for a highly reverberant room?

I know people usually say a hypercardiod, but based solely on this factor, what are some specific models? I'm looking for the best alternatives to using lavs.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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No takers, huh? Maybe the mic I'm looking for is one of the usual suspects that have been recommended for general interior shooting. I just thought someone might have a favorite mic they go to for really tough situations, like mic somebody in a bathtub. Reading more in here and on the Web, looks like the mic to get in my budget is the AT4053. Still interested in other suggestions if somebody wants to pipe up.
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I'm a big fan of the AT. It sounds great without breaking the bank. Sure, there are other higher cost mics out there that can be better under the circumstances, but the 4053 is top in my book.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #4
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You can cut down the reverb by hanging sound blankets, although that isn't really a microphone.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #5
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Thank you Douglas. I bought an AT897 recently and was really impressed with the quality for the price, but it's not a really an interior microphone. I would expect the AT40 series to be similarly good bargains.

Glenn, yes on our last shoot hanging blankets proved to be a lifesaver. I think that's going to be standard practice on future shoots regardless. How are you hanging yours, by the way? (Oh no, hijacking my own thread!) On that shoot we hung the blankets from two-by-fours suspended between two pairs of Bogen 3086 and 3082 stands. Worked great, but hauling eight-foot two-by-fours to the set isn't exactly convenient, and I will need those stands for lights on future shoots. Is there an easier, more cost effective way? I've been planning to pick up a couple of Avenger A700 junior boom stands, but it sure seems like overkill to dedicate them for that purpose.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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Old April 24th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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Sorry Marco, I can't give you any good tips on how to hang the blankets. I don't own any grip equipment or sound blankets.
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