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Old April 2nd, 2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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NTG8 maybe for bird hunting!

I'll have to get back to you on that....:)

Spring is here, but it still feels like Winter in the mid-Atlantic.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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Re: NTG8 maybe for bird hunting!

So you have actually got hold of one then? Looks like a very specialised microphone Ty. Do you have a specific use for it?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: NTG8 maybe for bird hunting!

Hello Trevor,

As you may know, most of the long shotguns have been used for years on very big and very well acoustically-treated sound stages and on with nature videography. e.g. "The Lions on the plains of the Serengheti (roar) bask in the noon day sun, eyeing the nearby yellow-throated sandgrouse."

I'm far from the Serengheti and no space advertising itself as a "sound stage" anywhere near me is really controlled enough in it's raw state to not ring like a bell. I guess I'll just have to do my own nature recordings or drop in on a local soccer game with my Sound Devices 744T or see what happens in a properly damped studio (mine or someone else's).

It's trying to be Spring here and we have plenty of birds. Sports fields are not too far away Can I keep the distant roar of the beltway out? On a good today with the wind blowing from a favorable direction, yes. Here's the Audio Technica BP4025 sucking up stereo ambience in my back yard. Freesound.org - "Ambi08.wav" by Ty Ford

What'll it do in the studio? I have no idea, yet.:) Does that help?

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Old April 4th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #4
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Thanks Ty. It was interesting listening to the linked sound file, and waiting for it to get to those segments of higher amplitude, and wondering what they would be.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 02:06 AM   #5
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Re: NTG8 maybe for bird hunting!

Most of the old school long shotguns like this had their uses 30 years ago but I think with modern digital post prod techniques and plug ins for filtering etc a well placed 416 / NTG3 sized mic is more practical these days.

Even on sport OB productions we tend to favour the 416 these days and I have just sold my ex BBC MKH816 P48 as it is just too big and heavy.
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Hello Trevor,

As you may know, most of the long shotguns have been used for years on very big and very well acoustically-treated sound stages and on with nature videography. e.g. "The Lions on the plains of the Serengheti (roar) bask in the noon day sun, eyeing the nearby yellow-throated sandgrouse."
Actually, the long guns were mostly used with sports broadcasting.

Getting the sound of a golf club hitting the ball, or a cricket bat, baseball bat, etc.

They were often "locked off" at the side of the pitch.

A long gun is very difficult to use on a fishpole as the smallest movement changes the high frequency characteristics.
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Most of the old school long shotguns like this had their uses 30 years ago but I think with modern digital post prod techniques and plug ins for filtering etc a well placed 416 / NTG3 sized mic is more practical these days.

Even on sport OB productions we tend to favour the 416 these days and I have just sold my ex BBC MKH816 P48 as it is just too big and heavy.
I agree - which was why Sennheiser discontinued the 816 very many years ago.

Though with modern low-noise circuits they have recently introduced the new 8070.
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Re: NTG8 maybe for bird hunting!

FWIW, I used to have a 815T, and didn't use it much, I replaced it with a lighter/shorter AT4071.
I rarely use that either. As I recall, the last time I saw it (out of the case) was a couple years ago.
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