Tuesday, 15 December 2015
With so many Shotgun microphones to choose from we thought we'd give our Top 5 in the hope it helps. The main thing to consider when eyeing up a new microphone, is to match the characteristics (polar pattern, frequency response, build quality & sensitivity) to your application and environment. For example, if you are going to be doing Run & Gun style sound recording (which involves running and swinging around a boom pole), you may not want to use the Sennheiser MKH60. This is because it has high susceptibility to low end rumble which will destroy your headroom and overload the mic pres.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Whether you have just started out as a sound recordist or are a seasoned professional, there's a very good chance that you've heard about the Zoom F8. You may have even heard the phrase 'Sound Devices' killer being thrown about.
However it's not a question whether it's a Sound Devices killer (which it isn't). The real questions should be; Is it good value for money & will it allow me to do my job in a multitude of recording scenarios? Apart from one or two caveats, the answer is a reassuring yes.