I got that trusty AT3035 at a yard sale and I'll be using that for a while. I did get a CAD goose-neck pop screen and I'll have to experiment with distance from the mic. I'll go check out the boom recorder. Thanks again.
I ended up getting a t.c konnekt 6 - mic firewire preamp (http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Konnekt6desk) for voiceovers with a condenser and I'm even tempted to try it on location to a laptop. This goes way back to a conversation with you last fall about firewire vs USB preamps. Thanks.
As with most things, much will not make any sense to you until you actually start doing some of these things. I was doing Foley work, and doing okay, but after reading The Foley Grail before starting and rereading while doing a feature I achieved a whole new level; the same went for my dialog editing.
I was wandering if i could get an honest opinion about this microphone. Iv made mistakes in the past buying microphones and i don't want to make another. Also I wanted to ask you about different kinds of mic's and in what conditions they should be used in (I.E. shotgun, cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, omni and uni; dynamic, condensor, electret and ribbon)
A passable shotgun mic will go for between US$250 and US$300. A very popular budget shotgun the Rode NTG-2; yes, the NTG-1 is cheaper but will require an external phantom power supply. You should also get a cardioid mic, about the same price range, for indoor usage. You will also need a boom and other accessories.
Check out my blog here on IndieTalk for production sound basics.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was away for a few days.
Never heard of it, can't even find it on the Audio Technica website. Just from the picture the cable looks flimsy. I know everyone is trying to save money, but are you really expecting a mic at that price to be any good? The only reason that I buy mics like that is as a disposable - I know for a fact it will be destroyed somewhere along the line.
Was just wondering if you could take a look at this mic for me on ebay, Im not sure if its any good but it is audio technica which is a brand that seems to be good, the only thing im quizzed about is that for a pro mic i dont think it has any XLR connection.