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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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Urgent. mike needed.

I have a job filming some interviews next week i have never filmed interviews before.

my main concern is audio. i am in a remote town with only a source by circuit city and a radio shack is there any type of mic that would be better than onboard audio i could get from there?
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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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Sure. Radio Shack has some very nice wired lavaliers for about $20, as I recall. A couple of these and a mono-to-stereo "Y" adapter and you're set. Maybe they were $40 each. I bought two, so can't remember if it was $40 for one or two.

The ones I bought from there have fairly short cords, so I got an extension as well.

This audio will blow away the onboard mic, which should really never be used if you can avoid it, except for ambient noise.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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Nice great advice. will go check it out today. thanks.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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Found the box... it's called the Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret Model: 33-3013.

Website says it's about $25 and may be available in local stores.
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nice thanks.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 01:50 PM   #6
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checked radio shack and every camer shop in town. no luck

so anyone got a good supplier online in canada that will ship a cheap lavalier mic next day.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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checked radio shack and every camer shop in town. no luck

so anyone got a good supplier online in canada that will ship a cheap lavalier mic next day.
I can vouch for a very reliable professional supplier here in Toronto, Trew Audio, but I doubt they'll fit your definition of cheap. Serious professional audio dealers are usually quite a bit more expensive than Radio Shack and decent lav mics will run a couple of hundred dollars up - in audio, as elsewhere, you get what you pay for. But you can check out their website, www.trewaudio.ca, and see if they have something like what you need.
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K6 series from sekonic.

different heads for different needs. affordable.
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