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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

I heard brands like Countryman thrown around, but could anyone give industry standard model names of any brand which you'll see used for professional interviews?

 

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Thanks much!


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#2 Phil Connolly

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:56 PM

The Sennheiser MKE2 EW Gold Laveliers are a solid option. Good for speech, very small and un-intrusive in the shot.

 

https://www.thomann....2_ew_gold-c.htm

 

Can't comment on the countrymans.

 

At the Uni I teach at we went with the Sennheisers for our kit store, mainly because we are using the MKH 50, 60 and 416's as boom mics. So felt maybe sticking to one brand would help keep the sound more consistant when mixing microphones. Not sure if it actually matters... We have two of the gold series and they are very good


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#3 Jaron Berman

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

Most sound peeps I work with have a wide variety for different situations.  Countryman B6 for hiding in plain sight and because they don't sweat-out as easily as other mics.  Sanken Cos11 I see more often than anything else for general usage, sounds very open and are known to "cut well with a boom" though most people I know are moving toward DPA 4060 series because they sound nicer.  You still see tram TR-50 a fair amount - they're easy to use and they were the flavor of the day like 10yr ago so they're kicking around a lot of kits.  I see them used as "beater" mics more often now and on car visors etc.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:18 AM

I ended up buying a wired Countryman B3. Am I a disaster?


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