Budget Shotgun Mic?

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Hello


So I just won a NJB3 on eBay as a start to getting decent recording
gear on a budget.

I'm pretty set on the Sound Devices MixPre which I can buy locally for
$650CDN. As for the mic, I was recommened the Sennheiser K6 as a good
starter for under $1000CDN (think $800US). I would be using this to
build a sound library at the moment, but it should still be good enough
quality to use for work purposes as well until I can afford something
much better. Changeable capsules would be preferred. Is anyone using
the AKG ULS or Blue Line? Has anyone compared the quality between these
and the K6 line? What other brands/mics might I look at?
Hope you don't mind me posting this here too!


Thank you,
JarrettH
 
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On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 23:09:54 -0500, jarretth84@hotmail.com wrote
(in article <1099454994.876316.153860@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>):

> Hello
>
>
> So I just won a NJB3 on eBay as a start to getting decent recording
> gear on a budget.
>
> I'm pretty set on the Sound Devices MixPre which I can buy locally for
> $650CDN. As for the mic, I was recommened the Sennheiser K6 as a good
> starter for under $1000CDN (think $800US). I would be using this to
> build a sound library at the moment, but it should still be good enough
> quality to use for work purposes as well until I can afford something
> much better. Changeable capsules would be preferred. Is anyone using
> the AKG ULS or Blue Line? Has anyone compared the quality between these
> and the K6 line? What other brands/mics might I look at?
> Hope you don't mind me posting this here too!
>
>
> Thank you,
> JarrettH
>

Audio Technica AT897

Regards,

Ty Ford



-- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
stuff are at www.tyford.com
 
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In article <1099454994.876316.153860@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
<jarretth84@hotmail.com> wrote:
>Hello
>
>
>So I just won a NJB3 on eBay as a start to getting decent recording
>gear on a budget.
>
>I'm pretty set on the Sound Devices MixPre which I can buy locally for
>$650CDN. As for the mic, I was recommened the Sennheiser K6 as a good
>starter for under $1000CDN (think $800US). I would be using this to
>build a sound library at the moment, but it should still be good enough
>quality to use for work purposes as well until I can afford something
>much better. Changeable capsules would be preferred. Is anyone using
>the AKG ULS or Blue Line? Has anyone compared the quality between these
>and the K6 line? What other brands/mics might I look at?
>Hope you don't mind me posting this here too!

Why a shotgun of all things?

If you're trying to get dialogue out of the muck, a used Sennheiser 416
is your best buy.

But for general effects gathering, a shotgun is the last thing I would
pick.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
 
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"Ty Ford" <tyreeford@comcast.net> wrote:
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> Audio Technica AT897



Is that recommendation budget related? I think the Sennheiser in that
class sounds much better and is much more reliable. Our AT's break down
frequently and I'm not a big fan of the way they sound when they're
working.

--
"It CAN'T be too loud... some of the red lights aren't even on yet!"
- Lorin David Schultz
in the control room
making even bad news sound good

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On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 14:57:50 -0500, Lorin David Schultz wrote
(in article <27vjd.73461$VA5.70792@clgrps13>):

> "Ty Ford" <tyreeford@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> Audio Technica AT897
>
>
>
> Is that recommendation budget related? I think the Sennheiser in that
> class sounds much better and is much more reliable. Our AT's break down
> frequently and I'm not a big fan of the way they sound when they're
> working.
>

Lorin,

1. Yes.
2. Which ATs breakdown and how?
3. Some battery powered mics and some cameras with phantom power can create
an antagonistic situation in which the mic sounds better on battery than it
does on phantom power.

Regards,

Ty Ford



-- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
stuff are at www.tyford.com
 
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