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- April 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM #76146
Anyone use this outside to get car and motorcycle engine sound? Good results? Bad results? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4454405&CatId=8611
- April 26, 2014 at 6:01 AM #210298brunerwwMember
Hi Johny – whatever you do, don't buy this mic for $103! I have this mic – it's not the greatest mic in the world for $80 at Amazon – but for $103, it's a really bad deal.
If you're going to spend over $100 on a mic, you'll get a lot better results if you spend a few more dollars and get a used professional mic like this $170 Rode NTG2 or this $170 Audio Technica AT835b (this is the mic I use) – plus a $15 shock mount and a $15 Hosa MIT-156 XLR to 3.5mm transformer/adapter to plug the pro mic's XLR output into the mic jack on your camera or camcorder.
You will get much better sound from one of these pro mics than from any consumer or prosumer mic in this price range.
Hope this is helpful and good luck with your engine sound project!
- April 26, 2014 at 8:02 AM #210301
Thank, Bill! I'm using whatever mic I get with GoPros, which are good sport cameras but everyone knows their mics are not good for engine sound especially in high speed wind. :/ Those links are great, I'll check them out more in depth in a minute! 🙂
- April 27, 2014 at 6:18 AM #210306rs170aParticipant
Johny2.5, have a look at this thread from a professional sound mixer forum.
- April 27, 2014 at 6:27 AM #210307
- April 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM #210308rs170aParticipant
You're welcome Johny2.5. Good luck and please let us know what you end up using for a mic(s) to get the job done.
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