Audio Gear What microphone do you use?

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I got a Róde Micro Pro for my camera and reference audio
but 95% of the time i use a wireless saramonic lapel mic to a zoom h6.
I also sometimes use Comica cvm-v02o lapel if am interviewing and need to mic someone else up.

I've also played with using the mic that comes with the h6 for voiceovers and thats LOVELY and crisp
 
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I got a Róde Micro Pro for my camera and reference audio
but 95% of the time i use a wireless saramonic lapel mic to a zoom h6.
I also sometimes use Comica cvm-v02o lapel if am interviewing and need to mic someone else up.

I've also played with using the mic that comes with the h6 for voiceovers and thats LOVELY and crisp
I use my on camera for ABSOLUTE redundancy, but I have switched out my rode for the new diety. The thing I love is active standby mode. That has saved my butt so many times already.
 

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active standby mode? The Rode Mic is connected to the arm on my DJI camera which has the WORST inbuilt mic so rode gives good reference and also amazing backup plus its light and uses camera's power. I prefer to use the lapel mic system with the zoom as i get super crisp audio files i can mess around with in post. I did a Q&A with 8 other youtubers on my channel all with mics and thanks to audio files on zoom i almost eliminated ALL the background noise in the exhibition halls.

However I've had silly times i forgot to hit record on zoom or the battery pack failed and then the in built mic is a LIFE saver it happens rare but it does happen
 

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Just recently bought a Røde Smartlav. And I just find it so awesome. Before this I had some cheap lav, dont even know the name, but the price was under 1$.
I can only recommend getting proper sound recording gear. :D
 

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I'm about to press my TASCAM DR-40 into service. It's an audio recorder like the Zoom H6 or H4n. I hardly but now that I'm on the Z-cam E2C, and I have an XLR Audio Technica 875R shotgun mic, this will be my new audio system.
 
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I'm about to press my TASCAM DR-40 into service. It's an audio recorder like the Zoom H6 or H4n. I hardly but now that I'm on the Z-cam E2C, and I have an XLR Audio Technica 875R shotgun mic, this will be my new audio system.
I miss camera's with built in GOOD preamps. I like panasonic's add on, but not the price XD.

Is anyone using the Rode Wireless Go? Been thinking about getting a set.
I've seen and used them on one production, was REALLY surprised with the sound quality inside, out doors was a bit of a mess.
 

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I miss camera's with built in GOOD preamps. I like panasonic's add on, but not the price XD.



I've seen and used them on one production, was REALLY surprised with the sound quality inside, out doors was a bit of a mess.
So maybe for outdoor uses the Lavier plugin option for it then?
 

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im using a blue snowball and i hate it i find i have to talk really loud for it to pick me up but it is a very good quality mic but i want an upgrade would you recommend anything?
 

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im using a blue snowball and i hate it i find i have to talk really loud for it to pick me up but it is a very good quality mic but i want an upgrade would you recommend anything?
That's odd. It should pick up your voice easily.

Did you check the gain on the mic? Do you do anything with the audio after you record?

I think the Snowball is a great mic for the price, but if you're looking to upgrade, you should check out the Rode NT-USB.
 

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That's odd. It should pick up your voice easily.

Did you check the gain on the mic? Do you do anything with the audio after you record?

I think the Snowball is a great mic for the price, but if you're looking to upgrade, you should check out the Rode NT-USB.
no i didnt check the gain see i record in open broadcast studio obs so i can record face cam my game and the audio from the mic
 

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no i didnt check the gain see i record in open broadcast studio obs so i can record face cam my game and the audio from the mic
Do you put the audio through audacity or audition?

You should check your mic's gain on your computer, cause it might've been set down at a low volume.
 
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Do you put the audio through audacity or audition?

You should check your mic's gain on your computer, cause it might've been set down at a low volume.
Correct! Then it's SUPER important to edit that audio because it records in a flat profile, so you can bring out your voice in post.
 

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El Jefe Reviews was chatting the other day with Dee Nimmin and mentioned he was using a
Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone

It sounded good and was only $50ish on amazon so I'm looking into grabbing one. All the audio reviews I've heard sound good and it reduces a lot of the background noise that the NT USB still picks up, and it's smaller so stays out of the way :)