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I've been using a Schoeps cmc641 and a Schoeps cmit5u as my "go to" mic's for the past four years. Great sound and happy clients. This week I've had two back-to-back jobs with rooms with lots of echo. One was a large storefront with concrete flooring, 24-foot high metal ceiling, and all glass windows at the front. It sounded like a cavern. I hung half of my sound blankets and put the other half on the floor and ended up using a DPA 4061 lav for most of the shoot, then used the cmit5u and DPA 4061 lav for one segment. Today I had an interior shoot in a house with 9 foot ceilings and hardwood floors. I got to hang a few sound blankets but could not place any sound blankets on the floor due to the wide shots. I tried both the cmit5u and the cmc641, but both were too "boomy" for the producer. He had a Sennheiser MKH 60 on hand so I threw it up and I was surprised at how much of the ambient room noise was tamed. I know there are no easy answers for this situation but does anyone have experience with particular mic's that have helped out on interior shoots with excessive ambient noise and echo? I've researched as much in the forum as I could locate as well as contacting some trusted colleagues. I'm really not in the market for another mic. I'm a firm believer in not buying anything until I need it. But If I had to pull the trigger on a mic today--if it would help in this sort of environment--it would likely be a Sennheiser MKH 50 if it performs as well (or better) as the MKH 60 performed on the shoot today. Would like to hear of any mic's that have performed well for others in this situation.