Re: [rumori] OT: discrete shotgun/directed mikes?

Steev Hise (
Tue, 7 Mar 2000 12:47:06 -0800 (PST)

Mon, 6 Mar 2000 found ben varadi writing:

>i've been playing around with a tape recorder recently, adding my own NYC
>sidewalk/subway samples into web/flash projects, and i'm wondering if anyone
>has suggestions for an inexpensive microphone, small enough to be
>unobtrusive and with enough direction to pick up an individual from like 5
>or six feet... the recorder is a small monaural thing, and i'm just doing it
>for fun, so price is more of a concern than quality...

if you dont care at all about quality just grab some crap at radio shack.

but, a relatively cheap but great sounding solution is a pair of binaural
mics. a good place to get them is at

they have a few different kinds. i recently bought the ones that are
concealed into a pair of small walkman headphones. they're great for
discreet field recordings. if you wear them on your ears they're binaural,
if you put them around your neck, they;re regular stereo. also i recommend
their battery modules, which might be absolutely neccesary if you have a
cheap recorder that doesnt provide any voltage.

they've got cardioids too if you really want directionality. but i find
that the binaurals are great. they sound just like my ears heard it the
first time.


Steev Hise, Head Chump
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