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David Silver September 10th, 2004 03:38 PM

I Need Help....im recording a concert up close(5-20 feet away)....what kinda microphone should I use...I CAN ONLY USE A MIC W/ A MINI PLUG and I CANT PLUG INTO THE MIXING BOARD, BECAUSE THE BAND ISNT USING ONE...PLEASE HELP ME....I dont know if I want to use a shotgun because those only have a small picup area(right?)...and i dont have a mic boom person....i need one that i can attach to the camera....please help...thanks

Jay Massengill September 10th, 2004 06:03 PM

What kind of music is it, how many musicians are there and how loud do you expect it to be?
What camera are you using?

Douglas Spotted Eagle September 10th, 2004 07:45 PM

I'd look at a good stereo mic. A shotgun will effectively be useless in an indoor concert, especially if there is any volume to the music.
Audio Technica has the 822 that is really sweet. It comes with an adapter to 3.5 mm (Mini)

Bruce S. Yarock September 11th, 2004 08:07 AM

what's your oppinion of the Sony ecm-ms957? I bought it several years back for recording some live accoustic folk to dat, but never really used it much.
bruce yarock

Matt Stahley September 11th, 2004 08:23 AM

I agree with DSE. I have recorded a good amount of concerts with the AT 822. All styles from jazz to ear bleeding metal. I never used it hooked into a cam though just plugged straight into a MD recorder and it produced very decent results.Handeled very very loud volumes before too with no problems.

David Silver September 11th, 2004 03:12 PM

Thanks....but, i need a mic that is a little less expensive....>$150...it will be used for loud rock music...The AT822 looks good but its like $250...any ideas

P.S. its an outdoor concert

Jay Massengill September 11th, 2004 04:47 PM

Audio Technica has the new Pro24:
The specs for this mic look pretty poor compared to better mics, the AT822 would definitely be better.
The other choices for stereo are some made by Sony but I have no personal experience with them.
You could always go with a better mic that wasn't stereo. You'd give up stereo for a better quality single mic. This might not be a trade-off you'd want to make. Possible choice would be an ATM-31a for about $130 and an adapter cable.

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