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Old 05-11-2017, 01:06 PM
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For indoor use I have liked the AKG SE300 / CK91 combo. Really tiny mic & doesn't pick up reflections like a longer shotgun mic.


For shotgun, I really hate the ME-66, it is very sensitive (good signal to noise), but it is too tinny, too sharp for my ears.

Aputure Deity is getting a lot of attention & is getting compared a lot to the Sennheiser MKH-416 (the workhorse shotgun that can't be killed off). At $360, it is an amazing deal.

Rode NTG3 had been the "cheap MKH416" for the last few years, and since Rode is only an audio company, it could still be an option over the Aputure (if nothing other than trust in the brand support being around in 10yrs).

I also have liked the sound of Audio Technica AT897 or AT8035 mics (much more than the ME-66). I've read that "This American Life" has used the mic on their stories, so I think that's a great endorsement, and you can get them cheap on eBay for a $125-ish.
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