RODE NT4 stereo mic for recording musician strings percussion
I am a 1 man camera crew! (due to budget constraints)
I want to record some musicians(percussion and-or string-guitar) in a small enclosed space( a music store actually).
I was thinking of simply boom mounting a RODE NT4 stereo mic going straight into my Zoom H6.
Opinions? Would a good cardioid mic be a better choice?
But, the NT4 might be what you need as it sounds good and can reach in. Also, I have an array of Audix M1280B Miniaturized condenser microphone / caps and carbon booms.
. They work great and are tiny! I don't know your Zoom but I'm guessing its similar to the H4n , The X/Y on mine works great but maybe you might prefer to place the mics differently. Especially for an acoustic.
Check those out too.
The H4N is fitted with a camera tripod mount that enables you to improvise a boom using a tripod extension tube, but I don't know if the H6 has that.
If you have very low level sounds to record using a Zoom recorder, then external mics and an in-line booster pre-amp may be necessary, as the microphone inputs of the Zoom units and the built-in mics are not particularly low noise.
I'm assuming you have the original X/Y. If you have 1 musician, it's good by itself. If you have a percusionnist, a guitar and a bass or a violin, you can use the zoom's x/y for the percussions and the other inputs for the guitar and bass..
Anyway you get the picture.. a good solution for small formation in live situation.