Re: Recording field sound


Subject: Re: Recording field sound
From: Roald Baudoux (roald.baudoux@brutele.be)
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 03:29:58 EDT


Le 22-avr.-05, à 04:45, Shane Turner a écrit :

> Has anyone ever had experience with the audio technica stereo mics?

I have the AT-825 (XY stereo). Is it very similar to the AT-822 but can
be powered either by battery or by Phantom powering.

It sounds good but I would have hoped for a little more sensitivity.
You need a preamp with a low noise floor if you want to record tiny
sounds. It is not completely safe from handling noise, but is OK and a
suspension will do the trick.

I have checked the specs of all the portable stereo mics a few months
ago before buying the AT-825 and the only other models I consider as
serious contenders are the Rode NT-4 (but you would really need a
suspension because it is more sensitive to handling) and the Sanken
(terrific microphones, but the price is much higher).

The shure VP-88 is very big and has a ridiculous sensitivity, so forget
about it.

Anyway, you pay for what you get and as far as I can remember Telinga
microphones do not have a very big S/N ratio.

You might consider the Soundman OKM Studio too, it is really affordable
(at least in Europe) but you have to put the capsules into your ears,
so you can neither monitor during the recording nor move the head too
much.

Roald Baudoux
>
> http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/f43693e797dfbe09/
> index.html
>
> I wonder how they compare price/quality wise... I've seen it usually
> at a street price of $500 CAN. (looking for something similar myself
> in the near future..)
>
> --shane
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Louis Dufort" <siuol@sympatico.ca>
> To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 9:19 PM
> Subject: Re: Recording field sound
>
>
>>> Hello!
>>>
>>> Is there a good microphone for field recording that goes for below
>>> $1000??
>>>
>>>
>> Rode nt-4, very nice bass and stereo image.
>>
>> http://www.rode.com.au/nt4_desc.asp
>>
>>
>> Louis
>
>
>
Roald Baudoux
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