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Old August 18th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #16
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johannes: sounds a bit trebbleish.... did you put your audio gain on auto? it sounds almost peaking out
In that video I plugged directly to my 7D, can you actually set the audio setting there? I dont have an online video of the ME-15 connected to DS-30, but I think all these times I've been setting it to auto. I need to polish my audio skill I guess.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #17
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In that video I plugged directly to my 7D, can you actually set the audio setting there? I dont have an online video of the ME-15 connected to DS-30, but I think all these times I've been setting it to auto. I need to polish my audio skill I guess.
ah yes... 7d doesn't have manual audio yet. i guess that video of yours doesn't justify the mic's full potential. I think I'll take the plunge... its quiet cheap anyways. 49 bucks in online store
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Old August 18th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #18
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YouTube - Olympus ME-15 Mic Test
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Old August 18th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #19
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Hi Chip,

I have seen that one. however, again, its not a professional review. The guy might just set the olympus recorder on auto setting. his voice sound noisy on that clip, which i think is the result of auto level.

thanks anyway :)
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Old August 19th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #20
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Hope you like it mate. I personally think it is better than the giant squid lav though. Let us know how you go!
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Old August 19th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #21
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Santo - I bought a couple of GS omnis with the iriver ifp mono mod about 6 months ago and have nothing but praise for them. I've been using one on the officiant and the other on lecturns etc. for readings.

I'm sure you've noticed that they're not up to sennheinser mic build quality but for the price I've found the results pretty darn good.

My only complaint would be the difficulty in finding a suitably sized windscreen.

If I can find the time I'll post a couple of recent samples.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #22
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My only complaint would be the difficulty in finding a suitably sized windscreen.....
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I got two Windtech 1100s (white and tan) from B&H, along with 3 Pearstones (black) because they were out of the black 1100s.The guy at the phone order desk said the Pearstones were the same quality etc. The Windtechs are nice, the Pearstones, GARBAGE !!!! So, I guess I have some personal experience now of the value of suggestions from B&H for product selection.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #23
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a sample

Thanks for the suggestion Chip - now to find an aussie stockist :)

Santo - i've uploaded a brief mp3 file from a recent wedding:

www.mattbarwickfilms.com/audio/gs_mic.mp3

this is using the gs mono mic into an iriver recorder. outdoor ceremony and without any sort of windscreen on the mic. i haven't touched the levels either.

it certainly has a slight 'tinny' quality to it but nothing a little eq tweaking couldn't improve and it's far from unusable IMO.

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 08:50 PM   #24
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Check out my side-by-side test of the ATR-35s and Giant Squid Mono in this post Need advice on cheap lavalier mic
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:11 PM   #25
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Check out my side-by-side test of the ATR-35s and Giant Squid Mono in this post Need advice on cheap lavalier mic
thanks for that coral

that is so weird.. your giant squid mic sounds better. mine sounds so muffled and soft. yours sound so loud.

inconsistent product? hmmm... i dunno....
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Old August 24th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #26
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Check out my side-by-side test of the ATR-35s and Giant Squid Mono in this post Need advice on cheap lavalier mic
Thanks Coral, your test matches the one I did and was wondering, because no one else thought so, that maybe I was doing something incorrect. The difference in the way the two sound on yours, is the throatiness I tried to describe in my review. At least now I didn't screw something up. :-)
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Old August 28th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #27
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Susanto, Chip,

Hope the clip helped. Chip, yeah, the GS does seem to a "throatiness" (low freq boost) to it, which is not in and of itself good or bad, but something to take into consideration when planning your shoot. As I said, I have been using the GS for a couple of months now and am so far very satisfied with the results. More importantly, my clients have been satisfied, and even comment/compliment how loud & clear the sound is during the vows. Hard to beat for a ~$30 investment!
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Old August 28th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #28
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Santo,

check the settings of your Olympus - maybe they need to be adjusted for the mic also.
We also use the GS with the Iriver and have different settings for groom & priests. Priests/celebrants generally speak louder or I need to clip it higher so it records at a lower volume than for the groom.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #29
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I have two GS mics that I use with my iRivers all the time. Couldn't be happier with them, and with the customer service I've received. Great product.
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