Mic techniques for a bad location

There will be times when you are faced with a noisy location. There are mics used on super small one-man-band no budget jobs, and there are mics, that aren’t super expensive, that are much better options. Sometimes “good enough”, really isn’t good at all. In this video, Dave gives us three different mic technique examples…

ISK Little Gem Indoor Boom Mic

Here is the ISK Little Gem. It’s from a U.S. based company but is clearly a Chinese microphone similar to the half dozen other small diaphragm condenser microphones. This appears to have an all brass body painted black. It comes with three interchangeable capsules: cardioid, hypercardioid, and omnidirectional. My interest in this mic was to…

Some tips for a bad location

Bad locations are a part of the job. How you deal with them is what makes you stand out from others. In this video I go over a couple audio samples of what different microphones sound like in different set ups for a really bad location right next to a busy road. The differences in…

Rode Videomic Pro+ Listening Test

Rode recently started shipping their new VideoMic Pro+ DSLR microphone, and I got my hands on one to do some testing. I really wanted to see how it sounds going through the various settings. In this video you can hear how it behaves. I typically run a Videomic on my camera as a backup to…

Simple room tone tips

As an amateaur/enthusiest recordist and sound engineer, a lot of the information I get is from occasional hands on experience. I don’t often get a chance to work with other more experienced recordists and learn from them so blogs like this one are a wealth of information for me. With that being said, here are…