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Adam Browning
Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
on Aug 1, 2011 at 7:29:53 am

I'm going to be recording some outdoor interviews on the street this week and wondered what mic would be best to do it with? It'll likely with a lot of background noise from other people and traffic. Here are a few mics I have to choose from...

Rode NTG-3 Shotgun Microphone
Audio-Technica AT4053a Hypercardioid Studio Condenser Microphone
Shure SM58 Cardioid Microphone

Any other recommended mics?


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Ty Ford
Re: Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:13:40 pm

Hello Adam and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

The EV RE50 is the industry standard. It's a handheld omni that you see on the street. Because the mic has to be almost at the mouth, this omni works very well.

Regards,

Ty Ford

Cow Audio Forum Leader
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Adam Browning
Re: Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:18:56 pm

Thanks! I assume this mic won't pick up handling noise?


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Eric Toline
Re: Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:37:39 pm

"Thanks! I assume this mic won't pick up handling noise?"

Only if you don't hold it firmly.


Eric


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Ty Ford
Re: Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:03:20 pm

What Eric said.

Repeating....this is the accepted standard for handheld use. If you have too much handling noise, you're doing something wrong.

Regards,

Ty Ford

Cow Audio Forum Leader
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