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Some audio setups

Posted in Music, Photojournalism, Reviews, Travel, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2014 by William Hooks

These are some of the items I use to create audio recordings for AV projects.

2 digital audio recorders: Tascam DR-60D (general production) and Zoom H4N (music, overdubbing; direct recording via XY stereo mics)

2 sets of headphones: Tascam and AudioTechnica (AT)

Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro, mainly for environmental sound and music

2 pair each of several types of dialog/mono microphones: AudioTechnica Pro70 wired, cardioid condenser lavaliers; also AT 88W wireless, omni dynamicTascam DR-60D and Zoom H4N

Tascam DR-60D DAR

2 AT Pro 70 wired lav mics

AT Pro 70 x 2 with XLR cables lavaliers and Rode NTG-2 supercardioid, condenser shotguns (not shown here)

Not shown is the AT 8004L dynamic omnidirectional stick mic, used mainly for ENG in-frame

The Pro70’s are also good for guitar recording via the specialized holders, shown with green felt liners in the corresponding images.

Rode NTG-2 supercardioid shotgun microphone and blimp

Posted in Captain's Personal Log with tags , , , on January 11, 2012 by William Hooks

I added these to my microphone array today, enabling excellent sound in adverse windy conditions.  Most likely, this will be my primary mic setup for outdoor sports video and many exterior interviews.

As with the VM Pro, Sennheiser 400 MKE, and Audio Technica 8004L, it can be used either directly to cameras or via XLR connector to output such as the Zoom H4N.

William, remember to take out the AA battery every time after use!!! (it will also accept phantom power)