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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?



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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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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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