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Old December 1st, 2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Lapel Mic Recommendation?

I am looking for a recommendation for a lapel mic (under $125), to be used specifically for vows. I have an Olympus ME-15 that I haven't been real happy with. It will be recording to a voice recorder (Olympus VN-6200PC). Could part of the poor quality be attributed to the voice recorder?
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Old December 1st, 2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Me my self tried to improve my audio as well by searching for a better microphone.
I end up getting the H1 zoom and still using my radio shack livelier.
All I can tell you that the Zoom smoke the Olympus big time and the sound quality I am getting now is superior compare to what it use to be.
I would say first get a better recording device.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hands down Tram TR-50... it's a film industry standard. Great quality, super reliable, tons of accessories. I have six of them!
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Old December 4th, 2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Andrew, that looks like a great mic but is out of my price range. Maybe I should just wait a little longer until I can get something more along those lines.

Dror, I actually have a Zoom H2 but normally just put it next to the pastor's podium (or somewhere close) for backup. Are you saying that plugging the same mic into a different recorder would (or at least might) give better results?
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Old December 5th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #5
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Why not try a Giant Squid? Cheap as...and ok...I have six...
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Old December 5th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #6
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Hands down Tram TR-50... it's a film industry standard. Great quality, super reliable, tons of accessories. I have six of them!
I must agree with Andrew on this, although there is hightened competition lately. A TR-50 coupled with Lectrosonics gear is oh so sweet!
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Old December 5th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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Michael, whatever you choose think long term - your mics will last almost as long as your tripods.

Also, regardless of what you plug them into, the single most important factor affecting the sound matching from one shot to another is the similarity of the mics - down to the model number. It's why broadcast and corporate people tend to standardise on one or two models.
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