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Michael Stowe May 7th, 2006 08:50 PM

Well I orderd the ME-64 mic and windscreen (just in case).

Stu Holmes May 8th, 2006 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael Stowe
I would say I will be 70% outdoor use so I would need a windscreen. I would love to have both mic's but just not in my budget right now since I need some other items as well..

Mike - you'll definitely need a windscreen outdoors. ME64 is a very hot mic and you'll be getting quite a bit of windnoise i would think even in a fairly light wind.
Laurence has one of the Lightwave windshields that he uses with ME64.

Indoors you definitely don't want the windshield attached. No wind ! Windshield will reduce (a little bit, though not much) the high frequencies.
So the general rule is to only use the wind-protection that you need at the time.

Michael Stowe May 8th, 2006 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Stu Holmes
Mike - you'll definitely need a windscreen outdoors. ME64 is a very hot mic and you'll be getting quite a bit of windnoise i would think even in a fairly light wind.
Laurence has one of the Lightwave windshields that he uses with ME64.

Indoors you definitely don't want the windshield attached. No wind ! Windshield will reduce (a little bit, though not much) the high frequencies.
So the general rule is to only use the wind-protection that you need at the time.

Thanks. I ordered the windscreen as well. I see your point about removing it indoors. Will do that.

Robert Young May 8th, 2006 03:03 PM

Michael
The ME 64 is a very hot mike compared to the Sony. It's not usually an issue at normal tone of voice levels, but at high sound levels ( recording a live, loud rock band, etc.) I use attenuation to avoid clipping.
RE my earlier post, the ME 64 is several inches longer than the Sony mike, but it's not really an issue. I was being a bit wry, not about the ME64 being big, but rather the A1 being so amazingly small.

Michael Stowe May 11th, 2006 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Robert Young
Michael
The ME 64 is a very hot mike compared to the Sony. It's not usually an issue at normal tone of voice levels, but at high sound levels ( recording a live, loud rock band, etc.) I use attenuation to avoid clipping.
RE my earlier post, the ME 64 is several inches longer than the Sony mike, but it's not really an issue. I was being a bit wry, not about the ME64 being big, but rather the A1 being so amazingly small.


The ME-64 arrived today and all I can say is wow. Definately hotter than the Sony. I am very impressed. I will have to read up on attenuation and the A1. Any suggestions/hints would be appreciated.

Thanks

Stu Holmes May 12th, 2006 09:26 AM

Take a look at this thread Michael:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=67089

Generally i think a 10db or 20db attenuator cable inserted between cam and mic will be best solution. There's a link in the above thread to a 20db cable - they're pretty inexpensive and should bring the level down nicely.


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