Best Condenser Mic
Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:49 PM
Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:15 AM
I got my Sennheiser K6/ME66 combo for around 200 Euro used. I don't know whether that's the best cheapish condenser mike, but I'm really happy with it! The cool thing is that it's a system, there's a number of capsules that fit that power adapter (K6 is the power adapter for +48 phantom and battery feed. ME66 is the medium shotgun capsule.).
Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:43 AM
I guess I'm not helping you with that answer. Here's a better answer: Some people can't tell the difference and can use a $35 Radio Shack mic and be really satisfied with it. Some people can sit around and sincerely comment about the shortcomings of the best Sennheiser mic.
I've got an Audio Technica BP4073 and love it, love it, love it. I also spend an inordinate amount of time explaining to boom operators why bumping it around causes my stomach to knot up.
Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:08 PM
I also have a Schoeps 641. I loaned that to a friend for his feature and I threw in my two modded MK012 mics because they were doing a few multi-mic setups. Even though the audio engineer was doubtful they told me that tracks from all three mics mixed together really well - which is pretty impressive considering the price difference.
Here's a great article with clips comparing various mics - http://www.kenstone....c_brockett.html
Edited by Jason Hinkle, 22 June 2009 - 04:10 PM.
Posted 22 June 2009 - 06:02 PM
It's at the high end of your price point. I would also leave room to add in the cost of a shock mount, blimp, and/or wind screen if you going to be recording outside.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:37 AM