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    hi i am looking foe a relatively cheep shotgun mic for boom mounting, any ideas??? i do have xlr input with phantom power,

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    paul

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    Chances are, if you buy one that's "relatively cheap" what you'll get is one that's "relatively poor". You get what you pay for. What's your budget?

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    Good link Alan! That's exceptional value, normally you'd pay more than that for the microphone alone!
    LTF have the M66/K6 for 315 plus vat, without the Rycote!

    if you want a good value, budget, shotgun mic, the Sennheiser M66/K6 is the way to go. Avoid the Rode microphones which seem to be fashionable at the moment. Audio Technica is another good value for money brand but you won't get a better deal than the one Alan's found.

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    yes it looks good but as i am a student i cant afford that, i was thinking along the second hand market, around a 100 or less, vids i make are mearly for competitions and uni work,

    thanks

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    Have a look on ebay for Audio Technica stuff. Their AT897 is a popular shotgun microphone, almost (but not quite) up to the Sennheiser quality. If you want something a bit more directional then try the AT835b, also a nice sounding mic. Both of these retail new at around the two hundred quid mark.

    Whatever you do, don't go cheaper, you will hear it and it's a pity to spoil all the good work by having poor sound.

    I really would go the extra and take Alan's advice if you possibly can, the M66/K6 is a really nice combo and dirt cheap at that price.

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    yeah, don't skimp on the mic more than you are forced to. When wastching a movie you are much more likely to notice a glitch in the sound than a glitch in the picture. 75% of a movie is the audio remember!

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    I agree +++, crap video is far more bearable than crap sound.

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