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06-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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microphones for k-01

Got the k-01 that I plan on using for video capture at conventions and other noisy crowded events. Any good recommendations on external mics?
What are you all using and why?

06-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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The one in the link above is RODE Stereo Video Mic, now superseded.

For your purpose a Shotgun Mic may be more suitable, i.e. RODE VideoMic

RODE Mics, proudly Aussie made!

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06-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Azden SMX-10 - looks good

I'm thinking about something better than my very marginal Nady stereo mic. For the price, and based on the reviews, it looks like the Azden SMX-10 is very good. Any cheaper, and I think the rather good internal mics will do better than a lot of the low-end units. I'm not ready to spring for the Rode if my level of use remains occasional.

Edit: Another option would be two mono mics with an Y adapter. The Azden SGM-X has a $10 rebate this month, and looks like a near-pro quality unit (at a considerably higher price). I don't know if you should go the Y adapter route; one concern is that your voltage is 1.5x2= 3v - but with total current for 2 mics reaching only 1.0 mA I can't imagine that it would be a problem.

If anyone has a good sense of how well this arrangement would work, I'd appreciate the feedback.

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