ME64 / JW help please.

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SIFI
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The mic on my PD150 is not ideal for capturing general ambience and is very poor in disco situations. Is the ME64 the best solution for this. I already have the K6 so just the module is required.

The main problem I find with the standard mic is it is too directional. When filming the disco it is fine providing I am directly facing the speakers. If I am shooting in the same direction as the speakers it is awful.

Is the ME64 the answer? Levels are not a problem as I have an on screen audio meter which is adjustable and also mic att if neccessary.

Also John, when you advised me to buy the K6 / ME66 you kindly gave me several contact numbers, one of which was Salts (or Salters) in Manchester. I have lost their details. Any chance of letting me have a contact number.

Thanks in advance

Simon

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branny
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Having used the 64 for many a month, I can confirm John's comments in previous posts.The 64'is far ssuperior at discos/music events, as opposed to the 66 which is more suited to voice pick up.

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SIFI
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Thanks Ian.

I don't use my ME66 for the disco anyway, I use the standard Sony PD150 mic which is poor. The ME66 is even more directional than the Sony.

Unless anyone has a better idea I will be purchasing the ME64. A phantom powered K6 would be nice also but the pennies don't stretch that far at present.

Simon

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branny
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How anyone can determine 'great' sound quality at most of the b****y discos beats me anyway ....

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The wider pick-up of the ME64 is likely to help, but watch the levels!

John

Mick jenner
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Hi Simon,
if you check out www.alanbarker.com you will find he has a lot of of info on useing the PD150 with the ME64.

regards

Mick