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Shotgun/Mics to match Track E (3.5mm jack)


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Hi all,

 

I have a mixpre 6 II and some rode/akg mics for most work.

 

But i find myself more often using a small Track E rigged to a gimbal or camera because of the TC sync and general simplicity of it. The Track E is a 3.5mm jack and the only shotgun i've found is the Deity D3 Pro and it works fine, sounds good.

 

But i am wondering what other options there are? I can't use Phantom power or XLRs and ideally don't want to adapt (the whole point in this scenario is weight)

 

Are there any standout options in that area?

 

Kindest
Paul

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From Rode there is the VideoMic NTG as a short shotgun or the NTG4+ as a traditional shotgun.

Both have built-in batteries and don't need phantom power.

 

I'll try one of these myself with a Deity BP-TRX as a mini boom combo without the need of a bag.

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The MKH 600 may be an option.

3 hours ago, paulinventome said:

I can't use Phantom power or XLRs

May I humbly ask why?

(The current 3rd gen UMP is quite small by now.

The Kortwich phantom boxes are really light)

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If I understand you correctly, you could use other lav manufacturers with your current setup. A better mic recording directly could preserve more fidelity. Alternatively, you can use a dynamic handheld mic with the Track E as well, for man on street style interviews with mic and marque...

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Well, I admit it, I'm an idiot.  I was also looking to add a shotgun mic to my Track E's and purchased the Sennheiser Track E to XLR cable thinking I could just plug it into one of my boom mics. I completely forgot about powering the mic.

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On 6/1/2021 at 8:28 AM, kavenzmann said:

From Rode there is the VideoMic NTG as a short shotgun or the NTG4+ as a traditional shotgun.

 

Both have built-in batteries and don't need phantom power.

 

Oh good idea!

 

I have a Rode NTG4+ but I never thought to try it with my Track E.

 

Will any XLR to 1/8" cable work?  It might be cool to have this as an option.  Like a very large plant mic.

 

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