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Sennheiser EW100 G3 Wireless Microphone System

There comes a time when it’s time to upgrade old equipment. Goodbye NADY and hello Sennheiser EW100 G3! Crystal clear audio and a rock solid design. I could probably use the receiver or transmitter as a hammer. METAL BODIES! I’ve found that just about every video camera I’ve used has lackluster audio. It’s usually lacking the dynamic range needed. Too tinny. Too much bass and not enough mids. Whatever the case, internal microphones on DSLRs usually suck pretty bad. I love being able to finely tune the sensitivity of this rig so it’s perfect. No weird hisses or interference.

Below is a video clip demonstrating Canon 7D with a Sennheiser EW100 G3.

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TASCAM DR-40 Digital Audio Recorder

TASCAM DR-40 Digital Audio RecorderThe TASCAM DR-40 is a compact and ultra-high quality portable digital audio recorder. I needed a solution to the “tinny” audio that some of my video devices were producing. Even the best video cameras seem to have this problem. I love TASCAM products. They’re focused on quality and everything I’ve purchased from them in the past has under-promised and over-delivered. This is a product that comes with a manual, but really doesn’t need one because it’s so easy to figure out. It even comes with three “AA” batteries to get started. The only things they don’t put in the box are thumbs. I suggest getting two of those. Figuring out how to use the DR-40 is pretty intuitive. I’ve rarely consulted with the manual except for some fine tuning.

You can watch one of my video blogs to hear the audio quality of this device.