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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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Azden Mics

has anyone done an A/B test with Azden vs. pro shotgun mics?
any opinions on Azden mics? crap? medium quality? good for indoor speech but not much else? etc...
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not thrilled with the Azden shotguns-hot and tinny-compared to say an AT897 it doesn't come close BUT I've been using Azden 500U wireless for almost 5 years and haven't had a single glitch with them and although I've tried other brands I found the Azden 500s performed at least as well as the others-EXCEPTION Lectrosonics which start at about twice the price.
But back to the shotguns---for not much more you can get the AT897 and I think you'll be happier.
BTW, I have an Azden shotgun and a Senn ME66 and the AT897-my fav is the AT!
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 05:18 PM   #3
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clip of the azden versus the me66:
http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.ph...ighlight=azden


unfotunately no clip of the AT897 versus the ME66 as far as I know (and the at897 might be the mic to get). There is a clip of the me66 versus the more expensive at4073 (the general consensus is that the at4073 is definitely better).

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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two more q's

I'm trying to put together a cheap audio rig for work on indie films

I used a Fostex FR2 for a doc I worked on in Germany last winter and the sound was fantastic so I want to go with a TASCAM HD-P2 which has LTC TC at no extra cost (unlike the Fostex which costs another $600 for a TC card)...

q: how would you supply TC to the TASCAM from a DVX100B camera if you wanted to say print a sync'd back-up to what is going to the camera? can anyone walk me thru what the DVX100B is sending and how to make it useable to the TASCAM for sync?

also I need a pistol grip and zepplin that is cheaper than a Rycote...suggestions?
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