In my efforts to help you choose a microphone for recording dialogue indoors, here is another comparison of three cardioid (to hyper-cardioid) options: The Oktava MK-012 (cardioid), RODE NT5 (cardioid) and the Audio Technica AT4053B (hyper-cardioid). We take a closer look and listen with female and male sample clips, demonstrations of off-axis sound rejection, off-axis phase issues or coloration, handling noise, self-noise, and my overall impressions. I hope you find it helpful!
Links to gear discussed and used to record this episode:
Oktava MK-012 (cardioid capsule)
Oktava MK-012 (hyper-cardioid capsule “Movie Set”)
Sound Devices 633 Audio Recorder/Mixer:
Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro Camera (talking head shots were filmed with this:
Panasonic GH5 Camera
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens
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