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Ashwin Ganesh
Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:32:46 am

Hi,

My name's Ash and I run a YouTube Channel... I've been struggling to find the right mic to suit my needs...

I read some very +ve reviews of the NTG-3 and ended up picking one up. Now the mic is quite good but is extremely boomy/bassy

- am quite unsure what I need to do but am almost sure that am missing something basic...

I am running the NTG3 to a Zoom H6 (no comp/limiter + high cut filter for 80hz)

any help/tips please?


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Eric Toline
Re: Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:36:32 am

Try backing the mic a few inches away from the person speaking and aim the mic at their forehead if you're booming from overhead.

"I push the RECORD button and hope for the best"


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Ty Ford
Re: Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 25, 2016 at 2:37:12 am

Hello Ashwin and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

Where are you pointing the mic and from what distance?

Regards,

Ty Ford
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Ashwin Ganesh
Re: Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 25, 2016 at 7:46:00 am

Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it :)

I have it about 18 inches away from my face pointed at my mouth from above at an angle of 45 degrees...

I get a lot of bass at around 160hz (learnt from playing around with the 30 band eq in audition)


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Bruce Watson
Re: Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 25, 2016 at 4:14:08 pm

[Ashwin Ganesh] "I get a lot of bass at around 160hz"

The mic positioning is pretty standard booming position so it's a good starting point.

The 160Hz seems like it might be a room mode.

If I did the calculations correctly, that's a wave length of a little more than 2m. Easy enough to check maybe -- just move your setup 50+cm in some direction or other. If it's a room mode, that 160Hz bass peak should change. But if it's a room mode, you'll probably find that you have found one or more other peaks/dips caused by other room modes at other frequencies. This is the peril of recording sound in a small room.

Where is the microphone located between the floor and the ceiling? About the worst place would be half way, and that's probably where most people want to work when sitting (mic position in the 140-150 cm range from the floor). Standing would raise that up, and get you out of one of the primary room modes. Just a thought...


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Ty Ford
Re: Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:35:41 pm

Standing would raise that up, and get you out of one of the primary room modes. Just a thought..

But might or might not pick up more ceiling bounce...

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Ty Ford
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Bruce Watson
Re: Shotgun Mic for VoiceOvers - Bassy
on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:21:32 pm

[Ty Ford] "But might or might not pick up more ceiling bounce..."

Always a tradeoff when recording in a small room. I've learned to dread 8ft ceilings, but that's mostly a waste of time/effort and unproductive. You have to work with what you've got to work with.


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