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Subject: parabolic mics
From: "diesel33dsl" diesel33dsl
Date: Fri Jun 3, 2011 5:00 am ((PDT))
Hi again;
Now comes my first question to experts;

I said I consider myself to be quite newbie on this...
So far my best mic is a sennheiser mkh-416 (shotgun condenser).

I use it outdoor and it gives me good results of ambience, (it is mostly us=
ed for tv and movies). I have good wind protection gear like foams and zepp=

...but, though very directional, it captures aaall the ambience around with=
out focusing so much on distant sources.

Here's when I decide to try a parabola.

Question 1:
Will you advice buying myself a prepared parabola / mount / handle like the=
 Telinga one, as I suspect? :)
Or are there other choices / brands? cheaper? :)
(i just found Telinga, professionally)
I know the umbrella/wok thing :) but is it worth it?

Question 2:
Is the parabola approach designed to be used with JUST omni mics?
Are other caption patterns allowed, or is it senseless to use directional m=
ics here?

Question 3:
Aware of how a smaller mic will be attached to a parabola in much an easier=
 way than a shotgun mic...
Is it possible to use the parabola approach with shotgun mics like mine (se=
nnh mkh 416) pointing towards the center of dish?

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Does this enhance directivity for a shotgun?

Question 4:
Has anyone ever tried to use a shotgun like mine with a parabola behind it,=
 both pointing in same direction?
(opposite way, unlike small/lavalier mics pointing to center of dish)

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Will this improve results of a shotgun? What do you believe this experiment=
 will cause? -if it has any sense-

Sorry for so many questions at first ...

I can't wait for reading experts points of view about this...


Dani Satu=E9

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