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Old April 2nd, 2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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Poormans shotgun mike?

Has anyone tried modifying the internal mic to change it's pick-up pattern? Maybe a tube attachment of some kind, to block sounds coming from the sides and rear?
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 01:18 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, it's not that simple. For starters, the GL2's onboard mic is actually two mics configured for stereo. But even if you disabled one side it would not leave you with a directional mic. The electronics and physical design are quite different. (And, no, sticking a tube on the mic won't work, either.)

There are several good, relatively inexpensive directional mics available. Poke around in the audio forum and online.
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