SMX-10 for engine sound?

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    • #76146
      AvatarJohny2.5
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      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

    • #210298
      Avatarbrunerww
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      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.

       

      If you insist on getting a consumer mic, you should at least get a slightly used Rode Videomic for $125 instead of the Azden SMX-10.  The Azden is not a very good mic.

       

      Hope this is helpful and good luck with your engine sound project!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #210301
      AvatarJohny2.5
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      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! πŸ™‚

    • #210306
      Avatarrs170a
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      Johny2.5, have a look at this thread from a professional sound mixer forum.

      http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/10962-recording-race-car-engine-and-exhaust-sound-at-speed/?hl=car+engine

       

      Mike

    • #210307
      AvatarJohny2.5
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      Thanks, Mike!

    • #210308
      Avatarrs170a
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      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.

       

      Mike

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