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A "shotgun mic" is a type of directional microphone. It is often a condenser microphone and uses an interference tube, which is a tube carved with many slots. The longer the tube, the more directional the microphone will be at low frequencies. The nickname "shotgun" comes from the fact that some model can be relatively long and look somewhat like a shotgun barrel. The pick up pattern of the microphone also resembles the shot of a shotgun.

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Why does the Marantz PMD661MKIII appear to limit amplitude?

I have a Sennheiser K6/ME66 microphone attached with an XLR cable to a Marantz PMD661 MKIII recorder. I set my presets to: 16-bit/44.1khz sampling rate. Low cut off/high cut off/mic attenuation to ...
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How can I mount a Shotgun Mic to a Desk?

I am getting a NTG4+ for both Podcasting and Video Recording. We will be recording mostly Podcasts in the beginning so a Boomstand doesn't really makes sense. I would like to get the simplest ...
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Will shotgun microphones pickup sounds like birds chirping outside?

My initial question speaks for itself. The scenario is that I would like to be able to do some foley work outside, such as things like walking through brush or shooting a gun, possibly. If a shotgun ...
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Recording location dialogue

I have been asked to be a sound man on a short independent film. I have only recorded dialogue in a studio before under perfect conditions. All of my field recording has been for SFX or atmospheres, ...
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Something moving inside Røde NTG3?

I purchased a Røde NTG3B a month ago, but there was strange noise whenever I moved the mic. As if something was moving inside the mic. The mic was practically useless. I returned the mic and the ...
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Shotgun Microphone to isolate sound of golf club striking golf ball

I am using a microphone to pick up the sound of golf clubs striking golf balls at the driving range. I currently have a cheap microphone that doesn't actually work too bad: My problem is that ...
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Using a Rode NTG-2 Shotgun with a Marantz PMD 661

Hi there, this is my first attempt at making audio recordings for an Oral History project. I've been using the Marantz PMD internal mic up to this point, but just bought an external mic, the Rode NTG-...
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“Thin” sounding mic

I recently bought a couple used shotgun mics (MKH415t and 815t) and for some reason the 415t is very "thin" sounding. I'm wondering if it's possible the some internals got fried with improper powering....
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Low audio levels with AT875R shotgun microphone. Is this due to missing a preamp/mixer and/or other hardware?

Background: I recently decided to move away from my AT2020 USB microphone and jump on the next tier up— AT875R Shotgun microphone. I like the fact it'll be more directional, won't need to be directly ...
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How might I reduce wind noise and ambient noise when mic-ing a video interview?

I produce short documentary videos, and often need to film interviews outdoors. I typically use either a lavalier or shotgun mic. My lavalier is good at isolating the subject's voice, but is ...
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Help for buying shotgun microphone

Many of you might have been in a situation when you wanted to buy a microphone but didn’t find a comprehensive chart that helps you choose. Well, I made one of shotgun mics. More than 100 type. I hope ...
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Sony PCM-M10 with a shotgun mic?

Hello, I've seen this question asked regarding the Sony PCM-D50 but have yet to find an answer as to how this sort of thing works for the M10. So is there a way to use a shotgun mic with the M10? I'...
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Which shotguns mics should I consider for capturing SFX?

Hey, I know everybody hates the microphone questions =), but I decided to get myself a propoer shotgun mic for capturing SFX and maybe dialogue (outside). I already searched the web and SSD but I ...
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Minority Report Sonic Gun

It's been a while that I have this question : Is there anybody who knows how the sound of the Sonic Gun in MINORITY REPORT has been done ? I can't find how it's been done, and I've always wondered ...
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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

I need some help folks, I have to create the sound of the net launcher, in fact near from the one in the "Fitfh Element" of Luc Besson. It's a big powerful gun who fires a net over the oppents, So It ...
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Is a used AT835b worth it?

I might have a chance to buy a used AT835b shotgun mic at roughly 120USD or so. Its just the mic and the clip, no foam windscreen or anything else. Probably a quite few years old considering that its ...
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Buying a shotgun microphone: which one?

Hello sound friends! I own a video producer and we need a new shotgun microphone (ya know, low budgets, we ended up trying the Yoga model which is, believe me, 15 euros hahahah). Unfortunately, being ...
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Shotgun film mic suggestions

Hi everyone, just a quick questions on any suggestions for a good, rugged, film shotgun mic, such as the Rode NTG-1 and alternatives costing upto around 500 dollars... Outdoor filming. Thanks for ...
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A great stereo shotgun mic.

Im looking for a great stereo shotgun mic within the $1,000-$2,000 range. What can you suggest?
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Schoeps CMC6-u Mk41 or Schoeps CMIT 5u for FX recording

Hi, I'm fairly new to FX recording and I'm looking for a good mic for excellent quality recordings. I've done a decent amount of research and have narrowed it down to the Schoeps CMC6-u Mk41 or ...
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DSLR Mounted Mic for Sync Track.

When locking sound to picture thats shot with a DSLR, I've had issues syncing the sound recorded on my H4n because of the poor sound quality of the onboard mic mounted on the camera. Any ...
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5 most popular Boom mics, Lapel mics and HDD based recorders?

The cost or anything does not matter, just want to know 5 best and most used of Boom mics, Lapel mics and HDD based recorders
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Shotgun mic orientation inside windshield

Maybe this is a silly question, but here it goes. When I put my shotgun mic (416) in the windshield, I don't know if I should orient the interference gaps horizontally or vertically. ¿Does the mic ...
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Somebody use Rode NTG-8 ?

Somebody use RODE NTG-8 ? I think new model.
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Sony D50 internal mics for new Recordist

Hi, I am new to recording. I have bought a Sony d50 to record voices and ambient sounds as well as to hook it up to a parabola for distant pinpoint sound recording to for a stills photographic project....
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Mid-priced Portable Recorders & Microphone.

Hi, I'm looking to buy a portable recorder and shotgun microphone. I want the recorder to have decent internal mic's, to get some nice ambience recordings, but, as I can't really afford an extra pre-...
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An alternative to a blimp? (…a small pistol grip for example?)

Hello. I'm looking into getting a Rode NT4 stereo microphone for sound collection very soon. Due to me saving for my next purchase (a Tascam HDP2 I'm thinking) I'm looking to get the proper gear to ...
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Recording Ambience with a shotgun

Does anybody record ambiences with a shotgun? I mean, it seems feasible if you are careful about it and then piecing them together in post. It almost seems more ideal since you can pick out the ...
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Can a shotgun microphone be used for indoor use too?

I'm making some serious decisions about my beginner package for sound recording and looking to get a shotgun microphone. I'm trying to stretch my budget as far as possible. It seems a decent shotgun ...
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Budget Shopping: A boom or a blimp?

I'm doing some studio guitar work, right now, which will end up paying me ~$500 (it's for a really good friend, or I'd be charging at least twice that), and I'm planning on putting all that money back ...
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Battery powered Shotgun Mic for use with PCM d-50

I'm looking for a decent shotugn mic for field recording but I'm not sure I want to go down the broadcast mixer route just yet. Does anyone have any experience of using shotgun mic's with one of these ...
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Foley Mic: Shotgun vs Hyper?

When picking a foley mic, I've seen lots of recommendations, both hypers and shotguns, but I'm unclear as to where each would have their place in a foley kit. If not on a soundstage getting the ...
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Location Audio for “Man vs. Wild” - Methods/How?

I'm pretty impressed everytime I watch Man vs. Wild because of the quality of the location audio. I'm wondering if anyone knows what kind of gear they use? Ideas? Considering the exotic-ness of the ...
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Best quality, affordable Shotgun mic

Hey, so I'm in need of a sensitive directional microphone. Something that I can point at say a drop of water or set farther back from something than say traditional condenser microphones and get a ...