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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:00 AM   #1
 
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Need Mic for Man-on-the-street Interviews

Those of you who have done this, what handheld microphone would you recommend for doing man-on-the-street interviews? Sound will be recorded directly to tape on the XL2.

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Old June 21st, 2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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You can use any close talk dynamic mic designed for voice recording. I always carry my trusty EV (Electro Voice) 635A in my bag. It's compact, sounds great and I can always use it to bang in a nail if I have to.

BTW: It's also 33 years old and they still make 'em today!

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Old June 21st, 2005, 02:04 PM   #3
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yeah the ev 635a is THE classic man on the street mic. they're cheap new, and cheaper used. used is fine since they're indestructible. get a windscreen too.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 03:53 PM   #4
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If you want a step up, the RE-15 (also Electro-Voice) is a way to go. Unlike the EV-635a, the 15 is cardioid. It can help you get more man and less street.

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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:18 PM   #5
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Jay,
Shure vp 64l- around $90
Ev 635- around $120- tried,true and trusted.

Ev re-50- What lots of sound guys use- around $200.

I've been using a 20 year old AT 813 card, and it sounds fine.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 08:09 PM   #6
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The re50 is a 635 in a shockmount configuration with built in wind screen. Works well.. I use a Sony ECM 510.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 06:21 AM   #7
 
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Many thanks to all.

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