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Shotgun mics in the studio.

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by jm2, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. jm2

    jm2 Active Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Is there a purpose for shotgun mics in an audio recording studio, and if so, what is it?

    It is worth noting that I know what a shotgun mic is for. I am just curious if they have found niche roles in some studios.
  2. TheFraz

    TheFraz Active Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    I have seen them used on toms and cymbals.
  3. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    New York
    I have one (ATR55), but I've never used it in studio. I've used it mounted on a video camera though. I think they tend to be bright and noisy, but that could just be the 2 that I've used.

    Would probably make a great talkback mic or a mic for hearing the musicians speak from the other side of the glass. I have opened it up, and it's basically just 2 small diaphragm condensers lined up with one another, so if you're into mods... :)
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    Shotguns are used in many studios to do VO's. Because of their their very tight pick-up pattern, the result is a dry, "in-your-face" sound sits well over a music bed.

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