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Old March 1st, 2010, 04:42 PM   #16
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The MKE2-EW is £151 currently - is it worth it?
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My only interest is the sound quality and not the build/durability - can you please clarify in what aspects this is 'much better'. Is it a more open sound, more focussed etc... Thank you
It's a much higher quality mic. It's omni so it's nothing to do with being more open or more focussed - it'[s just a better mic. all round and includes protection against sweat and damp and does not break so easily.

It's like comparing a Mercedes with a Ford.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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Why point the mic away from the mouth Paul? Is that to defeat plosives? I know an omni pattern is very wide, but I thought it was still better to point the ic at the mouth for the best pick-up.

Please share your tips, as I always want to do better. I record all day math seminars with lavs on the subject, and I want the pest placement with the least hassle.
The MKE 2 is so small that it is a true omni all round.

Pointing it down prevents plosives and nose noises getting straight into the capsule and causing overloads.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 04:50 PM   #18
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David I think the G3 is your best bang for your buck. Anything cheaper is going to have lots of interference/drop outs. I say just get the Sennheiser G3 with the plug on (you never know when that will come in handy), then pick up the COS-11D later. The ME-2 isn't horrible.
Thanks, Chad. I appreciate the advice.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 05:15 PM   #19
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OK Paul, so now you've got me interested. I'm not over happy with the basic omni mic on the two Senny G2's kits I have (but like better the ME4 cardoid I bought as an addition, apart from it's size).

Sounds like I need to step up to one of these soon.
Suddenly everything went all blurred there for a minute and I when I came to I'd just bought one as well.
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I've been using the ME-2 omni a lot for recording mixed instrumental groups and needed the convenience but with a better sound.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 05:40 PM   #20
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Suddenly everything went all blurred there for a minute and I when I came to I'd just bought one as well.
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I've been using the ME-2 omni a lot for recording mixed instrumental groups and needed the convenience but with a better sound.
I would not say the ME 4 is better than the ME 2 - in fact I regard it as worse and would not normally advise using it unless you are plagued by feedback and really need the directivity.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 06:23 PM   #21
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Sorry that wasn't very clear - it's an MKE2-EW that I just bought as the price was too good to miss. I have no use for the ME 4 and don't have one, but I've been impressed how well the ME 2 does in a variety of uses.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 03:53 AM   #22
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I've found the ME 4 useful in certain situations on corporate shoots where the background noise is unavoidable and I need the directionality it has to try and isolate the speaker a bit better. Yes I know! - you'll say just find a nice quiet office etc. but in some companies those don't exist or the speaker needs to be in the environment he/she is describing. Anyway, I find it a useful addition in my kit.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:24 AM   #23
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What is this Mic?

Also, maybe here would be a good place to ask about this mic. I got it about 6 months ago with a second hand G2 kit but have n't really had time to establish this mics particular properties (which I do with all my gear before using them on any paying jobs). Just taken a couple of snaps of it (attached) and I'd be pleased to hear what you experts think it might be?

It would be great if it was a MKE2 but I suspect I'm not that lucky!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:59 AM   #24
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It's definitely *not* an MKE 2 - much too large.

It's probably the ME 2-US.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 03:42 PM   #25
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Indeed, The ME-2 (US) I have is identical to the photo. (evil twin.)
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:43 PM   #26
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OK, thanks to you both for identifying it so quickly. I'm assuming it's acoustic properties are going to be similar to the "normal" ME2 I have - i.e. adequate (rather than excellent) and an Omni.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 06:12 AM   #27
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OK, thanks to you both for identifying it so quickly. I'm assuming it's acoustic properties are going to be similar to the "normal" ME2 I have - i.e. adequate (rather than excellent) and an Omni.
The ME 2-US is a nicer mic. than the ME 2 (ball-shape) normally supplied with the -p systems.

It's a good value for money mic. but the MKE 2 and MKE 1 are vastly better.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 10:46 AM   #28
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Thanks John. As always from you and many others on this section, very useful information.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 11:12 AM   #29
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And my thanks too, Deniz for flagging this up and John as always for authoritative advice.
My MKE2-EW arrived today - can't wait to try it out!
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Old March 12th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #30
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The MKE2-EW is one cracking little mic. I am impressed how it can handle (very) enthusiastic use of tom toms and still pick up all the zing of suspended cymbals and maracas right beside them. OK, I know it's a lavalier, but it can behave like an expensive studio mic when required.
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