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Which shotgun microphone for Zoom H4N/Tascam DR40?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by Winfried, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Winfried

    Winfried Active Member


    After recommendations here and elsewhere, I think I'll go for the Zoom H4N or the Tascam DR40 to record lectures, conferences, and interviews.

    In the frequent case where I won't be able to connect to the sound mixer and the loudspeaker is overhead, I'll have to connect a shotgun microphone and aim it right. I know it's not ideal, but the sound mixer is usually off-limit.

    Which brand/model would you recommend that I connect to either of those recorders? Should I buy XLR microphones? Self-powered or phantom power-based?

    Budget-wise, this is for personal use, so I'd rather something in the same ballpark, ie. around $/€200.

    AudioTechnica has several models, but I read good things about the Sennheiser MKE 400 and the Rode NTGx series.

    Thank you.
  2. Winfried

    Winfried Active Member

    Mmm... As digital recorder, should I go for the more recent Roland R-26 that came out a little while ago?
    Edit : The Roland R26 and the Tascam DR100 are a bit pricey for personal use. I think I'll go for the Zoom H4N or the Tascam DR40 instead.

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