Thursday, March 23, 2017

External Microphone: Audio Cables I Recommend

March 6, 2012 by  
Filed under All Posts, Equipment, Video Production

Kim posted a video on why we’ve been using handheld mics lately to get good audio in noisy situations. We’ve been doing a lot of on-the-run interviews and they’re perfect for that kind of situation, plus I like the “reporter on the go” look. When you want to do a quick interview, like at NAB where we’ll be next month, it’s the solution.

I don’t have a wireless transmitter for my handheld mics, so I still use a cable to connect my mic to my camera. One advantage of that is that I don’t have to worry about electrical interference like with a radio mic. I get a good, clean signal. The disadvantage is the cable can be a bit cumbersome and people, myself included, can trip over it. I’ve found a cable I really like and I’ll tell you why in today’s video.

So take a minute and watch and if you’re looking for a cable such as this, you’ll see why I recommend it.

Recommendations:

XLR Male to XLR Female Yellow Microphone Cables – These are the ones I show in my video. Retails for under $18 at Amazon.com.

 

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2 Responses to “External Microphone: Audio Cables I Recommend”
  1. Joan says:

    I love it when you not only give me good information on basic products at low cost but also give us a link through which to purchase them. Keep up the good work.

    • Rick Smith says:

      Joan,

      Thanks for the feedback. We’re glad to know we’re giving good information and helping people. We’ll be heading to NAB next month to scout out more good stuff to share.

      Rick

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