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Commentator's Microphones - the Coles 4104

Not really our type of microphone, but worthy of a quick look, maybe?

A ribbon mic you can put on your lips and shout into without damage, or can even whisper into.

In fairness, if you are going to record quiet commentary, then it needs a cloudlifter - but this was recorded straight into a Zoom H6, before I levelled out the clips. No brain work for this one - just a rather neat mic that could come in really handy if you ever need to record clean audio in a crazily loud environment.

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paulears Tue, 04/26/2022 - 08:42

If you google football commentators and look for images, you can see the real ones vs the posed ones, because you see this mic in pictures away from the face - and if you do that, there's no output! WWE, who make the commentators part of the show couldn't use them so had to use much less intrusive headset mics, often the pit lane or aviation types to use their noise cancelling designs.

paulears Fri, 08/26/2022 - 08:21

not sure really? I didn’t think shouting into microphones and blotting out thousands of screaming fans is the sensory solution is it, but I guess it would allow you to whisper in isolation

arthurvisitors wrote:

The microphone you described is pretty similar to the common ASMR microphones models.

 

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