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Old September 29th, 2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hi I just hired out this microhone thinking that it was directional. When i plugged it into my camera it just sounds highly omnidirectional. i stood a very far distance behind it and whispered and it picked it up. Was i given the wrong microphone or is this right?
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Old September 29th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #2
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I looked closer at the microphone it is a me66. The pick-up pattern is just so bad!!! I mounted it onto my camera and it is picking up every little noise, its worse than the microphone that came with my pd-150. i hope im doing something wrong
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Old September 29th, 2005, 08:39 PM   #3
 
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Are you using this indoors? Outdoors? This is a fairly hot mic, but it also is a noisy mic, plus being indoors will only serve to amplify what's happening around it.
You likely need a good hyper cardiod for indoor work, if that indeed is what you're doing.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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It sounds like you may not have changed the level and might be overdriving the limiter which is probably still set for the softer mic.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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I've turned off the agc and I've played with the audio levels. This has helped a bit, and probably the best i will get it. I was hoping to use it indoors in a controlled environment (as much as things can be controlled) I jus had no idea how sensitive it was. picking up sounds of the zoom function etc. It will teach me to reseach my microphones better before hiring them
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