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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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PMW-EX1 & Rode NTG-1 loose fit?

Ok, call this a newbie faceplant but I'm finding it a bit hard to understand why the mic mount on the EX1 is such a loose fit with an NTG-1... I understand you don't want it to be a tight fit because of transmitting vibrations to the mic but it's so loose it moves around all the time.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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Made large to accommodate the widest range of brands and models, I think. The Sony shotguns are also a loose fit. I wrap my Sennheiser with a piece of foam and put that in the microphone cradle. Does three things: isolates the microphone, takes up the room and provides some flexibility if the microphone accidentely hits something.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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I imagine that the EX3 and EX1 share the same mic mount. I have the EX3, and for my sennheiser and audio techinca mics I just cut a piece from an old ripped bicycle tire to fit the diameter of my mic, then I glued and sewed the tire piece ends together with an extra durable string ( I used linen). As I'm relatively new to this forum I can't yet post pictures. It works great, costs nothing and because it is rubber it can fit any mic and gets a perfect tight fit with the mount (I imagine that is absorbs some of the vibrations as well, but that is negligible as the mount itself is pretty basic).
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Old May 20th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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I use this

Rycote | Medium Hole Softie Mount & CCA | 037306 | B&H Photo

The barrel fits snugly in the EX3 mount, even with the Rycote Softie, and the isolator works awesome.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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Just loop you XLR cable through

I just loop my XLR cable through the mic mount. The added width of the cable makes it fit perfectly.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 07:45 AM   #6
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I just loop my XLR cable through the mic mount. The added width of the cable makes it fit perfectly.
I like that idea Troy..Good thinking! I will give it a go

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Old May 24th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #7
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filling the gap

One method I use which works well is, take an old inner tube from a road bike, cut a short length around 8cm in length. Pull the piece of rubber over your microphone! and then roll up each end to form a small doughnut the size being determined by the amount of space you wish to take up. In doing this you create a small rubber shock mount of sorts. When fitted into the mic holder you achieve a good snug fit. very low/no cost solution.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #8
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Hey Eric,
I think we both use the same method. Works great. the rubber is tough so you don't need to worry about it wearing down with time and use (unlike foam). As far as using the mic cable, I'm really not into risking damaging my mic cables by squeezing the cable on a regular basis.
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