i'm moving into primarily audio documentary from the film documentary world, and am wanting to really hone in on good technique. i'm working on some longer term projects, but am doing a short story series to serve as an inspiring substrate for learning as i go. i've pretty much only used shotgun mics in the past, but am debating the value of getting two condensers for studio interview recordings--like the shure ksm-32s.
this story below was recorded with a rode ntg-3. it sounds crisp, but as i listen to some great podcasts and radio pieces more carefully, i'm thinking that the shotgun sound may be a bit too sharp for in-studio storytelling. what do you think? i totally may have tunnel vision (hearing) at this point. anything i could do to soften up the sound? am i nuts? worth it to invest in the condensers? we want our content to be broadcast quality.