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Old November 29th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=It's interesting what you guys are doing Liam. A few years ago I visited a tiny Irish pub back in Boston during a visit, where they had packed in a 5 piece (actually, Dead-inspired) jam band into a corner; the bass player had to turn sideways to let people back to the bathroom, that sort of thing. I played many gigs like that myself. Anyway, the difference was that they had a VJ tucked away behind the wall and a small projection screen above the band showing his work. I watched him for a while, fascinated that at such a small venue they would be able to accomodate such a setup when there was barely enough room for the band.[/QUOTE]

The VJ tucked away behind the wall sounds about right. ive done many gigs where ive been many crazy places and ie projected onto many objects, walls etc. its endless. you should check out VJ-ing its more than just clubs and its quite a fun little out let for anyone.

You should all check it out!!!
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Old December 1st, 2006, 04:44 PM   #17
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the really high quality shotguns start at around $750 US and run upwards from there. For example, one of the pro mainstays, the Sennheiser MKH416, currently lists on B&H right at $1100 US.
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without wanting to question what you wrote in any way, I am curious why good shotgun mics are that expensive. Are they difficult to produce, do they require expensive components, or is it mostly a matter of paying for the IP that companies like Sennheise developed for these great mics?

By the way, I just ordered an MKH416; with all the good things I've heard about it, I have no doubt it will serve me very well.

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Old December 2nd, 2006, 04:49 AM   #18
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Steve,

without wanting to question what you wrote in any way, I am curious why good shotgun mics are that expensive. Are they difficult to produce, do they require expensive components, or is it mostly a matter of paying for the IP that companies like Sennheise developed for these great mics?

By the way, I just ordered an MKH416; with all the good things I've heard about it, I have no doubt it will serve me very well.

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I expect it's a combination of all these things plus the fact that it's a small market which means costs must be distributed over a smaller group of customers.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 05:06 AM   #19
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most efficient is to record with two mics, one taking sound behind you , the other for the interviewed people (if possible a microphone close his mouth). in post you just reverse phase of one channel, extract the voice and add the background as needed.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 05:51 AM   #20
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I work as a VJ in local nightclubs and for some of the nights i have to film and very often i have to interview the DJ or just the general people in the club.

my question's are.

If i want to get some good sound quality of the music how can i do this?

also when interviewing, its usually at the end of the night and the nightclub staff are clearing away and throwing bottles into the big bins that they have for clearing. and the noise is very night pitched and loud. how can i achieve better sound. also i one of the reasons that the sound is poor because of only using the microphone on the front of the camera.

and also its a FX1 that i use.

any questions just ask.
Liam,

I would NOT suggest a shotgun mic. Even though it is directional, it'll pick up you subject and everything behind them (or where ever the mic is pointed) plus mids and lows to the side. A shotgun mic does not have an adjustable depth of field.

For one on one stuff where you want to be heard. I spec a Countryman E6 for each person until the ambi gets too loud, then you have to default to an EV RE50 handheld and bob it back and forth, putting it within inches of the person's mouth. (Think about the last time you saw a weather person doing a live shot from a hurricane.) :)

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