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Old May 7th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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Great Deal on an Optura 50

Thanks for sharing your adventures with the Optura line. I ordered an Optura 50 today for a terrific price.

I'd appreciate recommendations for a decent indoor mike for interviews.

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Old May 9th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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Congrats, that is a great price on the Optura 50. If you're trying to go as inexpensively as possible, two Audio Technica ATR35s lapel mics will run you about $70 and work fine.

Otherwise, here are some more different types of inexpensive mics that will work for an indoor interview:
- Rode NT3 - use mounted on a stand or boom. Also good for voiceovers. Hyper-cardiod, battery or phantom powered.
- Audio Technica AT831b - Battery powered lavalier mic
- Electro Voice RE50 series or the AKG D230 - Dynamic omni handheld mics. No battery needed.


Two things to keep in mind:
1. Position the mic as close as possible to the interviewee/er
2. Avoid using a shotgun indoors, they work best outdoors. *none of the mics listed above is a shotgun mic
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Old May 11th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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Hi Michael,

Grateful thanks for your mike recommendatons and advice!! Now that the provenance of my Optura 50 has been established 100% kosher, I can turn my attention to accesorizing!

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