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Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

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kloertin
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Postby kloertin; Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:03 pm Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

Hi,

for a simple and low-fi experimental music I need to record indoor the sound of a scanner, a fax, and lower volume sounds,outdoor in a crowdy street the bip of a traffic light for blind people, electronic closing of a wagon door, and alike. The quality is a function of a restrict budged.50-100 dollars.
I would like to ask you what type of mic could do the job, if a condenser shotgun is appropriate to isolate a sound and avoid lateral influence.

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wakax
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Postby wakax; Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:54 pm Re: Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

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Postby kloertin; Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:01 am Re: Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

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yes, but would it be enough a shotgun fot this purpose, like:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/261417784405?ssP ... 1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/261417784405?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

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whyterabbyt
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Postby whyterabbyt; Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:01 am Re: Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

On that kind of budget, I'd suggest you go DIY. $50 would let you build a few contact microphones, and DIY mics based on WMA61 (or Primo em172) electret capsules that you could quite happily experiment with in all sorts of situations.
Also see my reply here, most of it is relevant, I suspect...

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whyterabbyt
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Postby whyterabbyt; Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:12 am Re: Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

kloertin wrote:yes, but would it be enough a shotgun fot this purpose, like:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/261417784405?ssP ... 1423.l2649

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Ive tried on of those 'video' type shotguns and it turned out to not be a proper shotgun, it was just based around (cheap) electret capsules (two, one of which was a second side-facing capsule which seemed to be switchable out of phase to mimic side-rejection) in a shotgun-looking body. And despite being a 'brand' it was somewhat unreliable and pretty crummy sound quality compared to even a budget shotgun like the NTG2; I'd hate to think what an unbranded one would be like. I definitely think these kinda things are a false economy.
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EricD
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Postby EricD; Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:43 pm Re: Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but if you are short on cash, have you tried looking for free samples, like on freesound.org? It might be easier than trying to record them yourself, especially if you can't afford good equipment.
AstralExistence
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Postby AstralExistence; Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:01 am Re: Not pretentious recording of indoor and outdoor sounds and type of mic for experiemntal music

lol whats up with using the word pretentious in this way. epic fail :lol: me thinks somebody's trying to hard to sound intelligent. sorry but cmon :oops:

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