RWSD Posted February 1 Report Share Posted February 1 Hi all, I’ve just ordered an MKH30 to accompany my MKH50 for M/S recording. I will have a Rycote Cyclone for wind protection. I plan on recording nature sounds for ambient music projects and sound design. I also want to use the MKH50 for small interview projects. Much of this will be locally in Northern California, but I also intend to do some recording in India later this year, so portability could be nice. To these ends, I’m wondering what might be a good choice of stand or boom pole. Ideally, something that fits both purposes would be nice. Perhaps I will need two separate items, as I will probably just boom with just the MKH50 for interviews and any narrative type projects. I saw the Manfrotto Nanopole on some you tubers site, seemed like it could be used both ways. But I’m concerned that without any internal cabling, there may be more handling noise or distracting cable chaos (hopefully the Rycote Cyclone setup minimizes the former). There is good advice for boom poles out there (e.g. K-TEK), but I guess these would be wired for mono? I also don’t believe I can also plant these down for longer nature recordings and I don’t intend to take my C-stands and clamps out into the wild. I would love any suggestions. While I don’t want to spend unnecessarily, I’m willing to invest in something that is solid/good. Maybe the Manfrotto Nanopole is a reasonable choice? I’m also trying to figure what sort of stereo 5 pin to dual 3 pin XLR cable to get to go from my Rycote to field recorder (Zoom F8n Pro). You know, a particular brand or manufacturer to order from. Thanks for any suggestions, as I’m new to this higher end field recording side of things (not quite Schoeps, but certainly a level up from my Zoom H series and their capsule mics). Best, KS Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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