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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #1
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Which lapel/lav mic (not sennheiser)

So I want to run a good lapel mic into my Zoom recorder on the Groom.

Any one got a good quality suggestion?

Thank you!
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Old November 24th, 2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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Giant Squid Mics are pretty good. Check them out: http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com
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Old November 24th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Could the Zoom not simply be placed somewhere close to the action and pick up the audio?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 11:29 PM   #4
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These guys TramMicrophones.com - TRAM Lavalier Microphones and Tram Mic Clips are one of the preferred lavs used in the US film industry and they are quiet well priced, once I have the budget I will be purchasing a couple.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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I looked at the Tram, PSC, Sanken, etc. Ended up going with the Countryman. Best bang for the buck in my view, small, and great sound.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 01:47 AM   #6
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... once I have the budget I will be purchasing a couple.
What's a 'budget'? =)

I don't pretend to know the first thing about which mics are best for our application, but I'm using $15 Audio Technica lavs and have been getting very decent sound quality. Trade-off is the 1/8" jack and really long wire, but the wire can be cut down for your needs easily. I'm sure it's not super-sexy quality wiring or anything, but at $15 it's not a big investment and it might work very well for you.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 03:01 PM   #7
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I use this Audio-Technica omni lavalier ATR35s into my Zoom H2 and it sounds just fine. It's not expensive either

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Old December 3rd, 2008, 04:00 PM   #8
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What's a 'budget'? =)

I don't pretend to know the first thing about which mics are best for our application, but I'm using $15 Audio Technica lavs and have been getting very decent sound quality. Trade-off is the 1/8" jack and really long wire, but the wire can be cut down for your needs easily. I'm sure it's not super-sexy quality wiring or anything, but at $15 it's not a big investment and it might work very well for you.
Cheap is fine but for me the audio quality is important, currently I have the giant squid lav but I definitely will upgrade to TramLavs as the audio reproduction is way better and things like handling/rubbing noise is much better.
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