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Old April 7th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Help! Can't mount my microphone on the Z1U

I just got an Audio Technika AT835ST microphone for my Z1U.

BUT it won't fit the hole! Its too narrow for the hole! It wiggles!

So what now? I don't really want to mount it on the shoe, since I will be using that for a light.

So please help!

Anyone here using this microphone on a Z1U?

Thanks in advance.
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Old April 7th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #2
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I had the same problem but it can be solved by wrapping some foam around the mic inside the holder.

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Old April 7th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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I cut a strip of foarm and wrapped around also. Works fine. (AT897)
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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I guess I will have to test my DIY skills...

But isn't there some pre-made adapter out there?
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:22 AM   #5
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Someone does - for $330.

http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/gimme/storereframe.php?session=313715476&view=item&item=cvp-bracket-z1e

Foam is cheaper
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Old April 10th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #6
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Hi!

had the same problem with the $500 Sennheiser B&H sold me with the Z1. When I asked if they sold a product that helped pad the mic., they said no, use electrical tape. Oh well...

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Old April 11th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #7
 
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Get a piece of bicycle inner tube....works like a charm.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 09:08 AM   #8
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Good advice ... I knew I should have kept those tubes around for something!

Thanks!

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Old April 12th, 2005, 01:59 PM   #9
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I've temporarily been using elastic bands wrapped around the barrel of the A-T. A piece of inner tube would look much more elegant.

Thanks for the tip.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #10
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Maybe we should buy one and cut it up at NAB (and if Spot doesn't share all the new secret stuff we could shoot him with the bands).
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