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# 14114 15-Jun-2007 12:06
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Hi all

I have a project for which we are creating some sound bites for some Flash modules being developed.

The Audio requirements are pretty basic, but the sound quality has to be reasonably good. THe guys doing this part are just going to record to a Laptop, but Ive been asked what sort of Microphone they should possible use. Not my area, but said I would ask.

Any ideas / suggestions (and online source for them?)

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  # 74787 15-Jun-2007 13:12
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Battery powered mic's I've always found give better results (These microphones usually take a AA or 9volt battery).

I do professional voice recording so purchased a Rode NT3 which is a large diaphram mic with either battery or phantom power.

It comes down to your budget really.  My rode mic cost somewhere around the region of $300...

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  # 74791 15-Jun-2007 13:18
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thekiwi: What about something like this:





http://www.soundstore.co.nz/p-206-rode-podcaster-broadcast-quality-usb-microphone.aspx


Your link - links back to GZ... opps.  You can still cut&paste the link...




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  # 74792 15-Jun-2007 13:19
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stevonz:
thekiwi: What about something like this:





http://www.soundstore.co.nz/p-206-rode-podcaster-broadcast-quality-usb-microphone.aspx


Your link - links back to GZ... opps.

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  # 74806 15-Jun-2007 14:41
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Try these guys (might need to email them) as they can probably do a good deal on that Rode Podcaster USB mic
(I have bought two Rode mics from these guys with no problems).

http://www.prosound.co.nz/

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  # 74817 15-Jun-2007 15:11
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For your application I would not go overboard, infact recording room environment should also be well concidered, you need something pretty dead/soft to record in and then add any ambience back in latter edit.

For convienence and simplicity I would try and go for a battery powered fixed bias condenser, such as the AudioTechnica MB4000L (also refered to as the MB4k/c) this is a good and perfectly capable entry level mic perfect for what you are doing. If you want something a little more exotic then I can definitely recommend the SE Mini, but you will need a phantom supply to power it.

Both of these can be had for around $400, ZollyMonstas link at Prosound will get both of these.

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  # 74818 15-Jun-2007 15:16
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Are you located in Wellington?




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  # 74819 15-Jun-2007 15:17
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ZollyMonsta: Are you located in Wellington?


Im not, but the guys doing the Flash coding / development are

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  # 74821 15-Jun-2007 15:19
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