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Bill Davis
Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 6:14:16 am

Was preparing for NAB where I'm going to have to do some live stand-up interviews over the week.

Thinking about gear, It suddenly struck me as kinda weird that none of the major Mic manufacturers seems to sell a simple interview mic that self-records.

I mean if Zoom can do a slim basic stereo recorder in a semi-stick form like the H1 - why isn't there something like a long handled regular mic form factor with a decent diaphragm, some flash memory on board and a micro USB port? Doesn't even have to be stereo, for heaven's sake - just a solid Mono interview mic without the hassle of wires or a radio built in?

Be great for double system field recording when you have either a DSLR or even an iPhone shooting simple video but wanted to snag better audio.

Seems like an odd omission in our industry.

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Brian Reynolds
Re: Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:40:29 am

You mean something like this?.............
http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=7827


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Peter Groom
Re: Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:10:36 am

These have been around for ever (certainally last 15 years in uk

http://www.hhb.co.uk/flashmic/

Peter

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Noah Kadner
Re: Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 6:30:03 pm

Seems kind of limiting for the price...

Noah

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Eric Toline
Re: Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:39:20 pm

Not a big call for a $1400 standup mic with a built in recorder. HHb has discontiued their flash mic. Use a pocket recorder or your iphone.

Eric

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Ty Ford
Re: Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 4, 2013 at 2:30:08 am

Hello Bill,

As has been mentioned, the HHB mic was around and no one cared. I tried it. It was sort to cool, but limited in its use.

There's this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840641-REG/IK_Multimedia_IP_IRIG_PRE_...

for your ipad or iPhone, but the headphone input, so they tell me, has a pretty big low end roll off.

Maybe a Rode iXY mic? It uses the multipin and has more linear frequency response.
http://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2013/01/rode-ixy-stereo-mic-unlocks-24...

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Ty Ford
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Bill Davis
Re: Self-recording stick mic?
on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:50:50 am

Thanks all for the help.

$1200 plus US? Yikes. No wonder it didn't catch on.

Seems like something that could be done for a couple of hundred bucks easily.

Thanks for the tips, Ty.

I'll check those out.

This year, I'm just gonna schlepp an H4n and a EV635.

And yeah, I'd use my iPhone for audio - but I'ver already got it assigned for shooting simple video inserts.

Never imagined I'd need more than one PHONE for a trip. Sheesh.

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