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Old June 20th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #16
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Any shotty such as Rode NTG-2 with a dead rat furry cover, and a plug-in transmitter. Good for any ENG situation. If its too windy, place it in the Rode Blimp.

Standard ENG setup down here.

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Old June 20th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #17
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Glad to see...................

someone mention the Senny ME66, seems to be getting a pretty bad press hereabouts lately.

Last used mine at a mammoth street party (The Victorian Festival) "up the coast" aways in Omarou. The missus held the mic and did the interviewing whilst I shot camera and gave directions for questions over the wireless intercom (we were guests of the district Mayor, so pretty well had the run of the place [very cool indeed and did we out - shoot and out audio the local TV bods or what] - did we heck! The "locals" damn near had heart attacks when they saw the contents of my wagon, never seen kit like it).

Used with a Rycote hand held shock mount, no handling noise whatsoever and it even kept an adjacent "Oompah" band at bay despite being only 3 metres away!

Totally too late for our original poster and infinately beyond the stated budget, but I won't be trading mine in any time soon.

It's an oldun but a goodun (bit like me, really).


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Old June 20th, 2010, 03:40 AM   #18
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Chris, don't get me wrong, the ME66 is a great mic BUT it is RIFE with handling noise AND is "growly" in the upper mids compared to the Rode NTG1 & 2 at less than half the price. Sold my ME66 a couple of weeks ago and two NTG1's will be going on camera and an NTG3 will be going on the pole.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 05:18 AM   #19
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EV Re50 or 635a or the beyer M58, I personally use the AT875r in a rode pistol grip and softie via a sennheiser butt plug as it is more sensitive than the dynamic mics but not for in vision, I have a small EV 635a for that.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 06:24 AM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul R Johnson View Post
I love the typo in Sennheiser's blurb

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* ply sound inlet basket provides increased protection from wind and pop noise
* metal housing
* mount capsule ensures low sensitivity to handling noise
* directional pick-up pattern ensures excellent speech intelligibility without having to point the microphone directly at your interview partner
my italics
It is actually missing the first word from each line:-

Two-ply sound inlet basket...
Rugged metal housing...
Rubber-mounted capsule...
Omni-directional.....

The first line shows you that as "ply" on its own does not really mean anything.

In fact the same error is on the MD 46 page as well.

I have dropped Sennheiser a line to let them know.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 06:29 AM   #21
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Talking about handling noise.....

I have never had handling noise problems with any mic.

Most handling noise actually comes up the cable - the remedy is to use a flexible cable and to loop the cable round and hold it against the mic. body making sure it exits through a finger.

This stops handling noise - an old trick I learned in my radio reporting days. Unfortunately broadcasters do not seem to teach reporters mic. technique nowadays, as you can see from all the bad practice on-screen.
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