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New toy! Aputure Deity shotgun mic

 
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Frank F
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: New toy! Aputure Deity shotgun mic Reply with quote

For those of you who know me you also know that I do not especially recomend shotgun microphones for voice over.

However, recently I have been playing with a new toy the Aputure Deity which could easily replace the MKH-416, which I use for film shoots. Many people consider the Sennheiser as the "industry standard" for voice over shotgun microphones. Personally, I don't believe there is such thing as an industry-standard.

The Deity is impressive, even when compared to the 416. The Aputure has a 50 20000 kilohertz frequency range the mkh-416 is 20 - 20000 kilohertz. The microphones are the exact same size. Yes, the sound is just a little bit better, with the mkh-416 a tiny bit warmer when working at a distace. Other than those features the only difference is price, about a $600.00 (USD) difference.

I am not making any money off of this review of the microphone but I will say this I'm impressed with the Deity. So, with all of that said if you really think that you need a shotgun microphone to "make it" in the voice-over business, pick up an Aputure and save $600.00.

Once you have tried it let me know what you think of your sound. I think you'll find yourself liking the Aputure Deity.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found them as low as $429 at B&H.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Sir! As low as $359.00 on Adorama and eBay. It goes up from there.

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Rob Ellis
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who are you and what have you done with Frank? cool
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Frank F
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Jim , his brother. Ninja or Bruce, or...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me>Sennheiser 416>Cold Dead Hands
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously though, Frank, it's great to see you back here. Seems like it's been awhile.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some price matching going on. B&H Photo Video just dropped their price to $359.

If you're interested there are several tests and reviews on YouTube.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been lurking. Sometimes I have little or nothing to say; so I don't.

It's rather smart of me to say nothing don't you think?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank, it's always nice to see you back here. I'm trying to visit more often than I have been lately and I hope you will do the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is nice to see Frank back in the place.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we get to hear an A:B with MKH 416? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank has been testing that new NAP program I told him about.
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