Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3
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- Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
- Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency
- Above 2kHz approaches lobar pattern
- Dimensions: Ø 19 x 250 mm
- Frequency response (microphone): 40 - 20000 Hz
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RF condenser microphone Pick-up pattern super-cardioid/lobar Frequency response 40Hz - 20kHz Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 25 mV/Pa +- 1 dB Nominal impedance 25 Ohm Minimum terminating impedance 800 Ohm Equivalent noise level 13 dB Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3 24 dB Maximum sound pressure level 130 dB 48V phantom power Increased directivity due to interference tube principle Very low inherent self-noise High sensitivity Transformerless and fully floating balanced output Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions Matt black all-metal body Delivery includes 1 MZW 415 windshield and 1 MZQ 100 microphone clamp
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I already own a Neumann TLM49 and wasn't sure this mic would offer me any real advantage. In my radio days and after, I heard people rave about this mic for V/O work but frankly, I couldn't seen the point. There are mics you can get good results with that fall well below the $1K threshold. I've owned RODE NTKs, SURE SM7's & KSM44s, Sennheiser 421s, ElectroVoice RE20 and several others. Even a few below $200... I used to have a home-made V/O booth but when I moved, I destroyed it. I had no room for it at my new place. Silly me. I forgot about room noise, birds chirping, sirens... Large diaphragm condenser mics seem to attract sounds you probably didn't even know were there.
So I began to research options and the SENNHIESER 416 kept coming back to the surface. I wanted a mic that would be more forgiving of my work area right now. My early tests surprised me. This mic's excellent but relatively small directional path made getting a good, clean quality recording possible even with minimal sound treatment. I paired it with a RODE swivel mount boom arm and cheesy but effective Eggsnow Universal Shock Mount and attached the whole thing to my desk. Despite my untreated office, there were few reflections from the untreated wall and computer monitor all under 3 feet away, behind the mic. My test produced a fairly room noise free recording. Noise rejection is outstanding. No birds. No chatter from the painting crew just outside banging ladders around and talking as they painted our townhouse.
Gain is ample. I don't have to drive the 416 hard to get a strong signal. The mic is tiny and light. I don't need a giant 3 wheeled mic stand and counter-weight system to hold this puppy in place. And it's double duty! If I decide to do field recordings for video, I now have a durable mic that is up to the task. This mic isn't going to solve your issue if you live in a cardboard box underneath the expressway but... It just might be the best investment you make before you blow your wad on acoustic treatments. Good voice-overs can be done on a budget. This may not seem like a budget solution but I can get good, reliable, professional results right now. So I can save, budget and plan for my next upgrade (a real V/O booth!) But since I'm already spending less time on edits and re-takes, I consider that money in my pocket.
But this can be remedied with a little practice and is NOT an issue otherwise. I don't find need for a pop filter for vocals if you angle it slightly off center instead of aiming it directly to the lips from an open palm distance so as to not have the mic take the brunt of vocal breaths directly.
I channel it through an Avalon 737 SP strip and find absolutely no need to apply ANY tweaks on the digital processing end whatsoever.
Another thing worthy of note is that this is an excellent cam mic with quite a range to it. While initially setting it up using headphones to get the proper setting on my mic pre, I had inadvertently positioned it out an open window and was shocked to be able to clearly hear what my next door neighbors were saying from about 30+ yards away!
Not that I recommend using it for such purposes but that range impressed the heck out of me just the same. Well maybe a handy feature to consider at pool parties and other gatherings--just saying.
This is a great mic well worth the price from a solid company well known for high quality audio gear.
I've read discussions on forums from audio engineers saying they can achieve the same sound quality with lesser priced mics by adding digital tweaks but that is like saying the imitation butter is just as tasty as the real thing--not so by a long shot.