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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tyson Persall View Post
So id love if anyone can recommend me a Mic like the CMC6MK41 that is not as narrow as my current shotgun AudioTechnica AT835b. HOWEVER, HOWEVER, I really dont want to spend 1,500 on a mic unless im convinced its going to make a huge impact on the speed of production. Is there anything in the 300 to 500 range that will be better than my current mic for the situation i described?
Well first, I'm agreeing with Steve, Wayne and Abe.

Second, the cmc641 will make every production you do from here sound better. Don't be shy and do it today. The price is going up February 1st. REALLY!

Third, 2 feet apart, the CMC641 will cover both. Six feet, may be more than the miraculous cmc641 can handle. Maybe not. Depends on the voices, where they have their head aimed and the acoustical environment.

Fourth, tell your director you can't guarantee great coverage with one mic, especially if the actor's voices vary in volume during these scenes, but that it will streamline the production process. Some actors have deceptively big voices. You won't know until you boom them, but if you get a bigee and a smallee, you can try just booming over the smallee and the bigee voice will get there anyway.

Fifth, lavs recorded on separate tracks may be your best bet given the varying distance, but then you have the possibility of clothing noise, rf problems, etc..

(BTW, yes, different boom mics, like different cameras, will capture differently and sound different.)


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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #17
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"Thats what i'm looking for! A boom mic that can still pick up good audio if your boom person is not so accurate..."

Tyson, when I say "a little off" I mean by a couple of inches. The most important audio equipment on your set is a trained boom op. There really is no miracle mic that will compensate for that. I'd suggest investing in a couple of books and learning the technique thoroughly and locating someone willing to invest the time to master booming effectively.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #18
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instead of the schoeps with a 41 hyper card, you could try a mk4 card.
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