OT: Audio-Technica AT815b Shotgun

goshep wrote on 1/30/2007, 4:54 PM
Hi everyone,

Shooting a (very) short outdoors near a fairly busy street. Probably going to be an appreciable level of traffic noise. Is the AT815b a good choice for isolating the talent over the traffic? Any other suggestions in the under $300 range? I think Spot had recommended the 8787?? at some point but I was looking for a VO/field combo at the time. Now I need isolation more than anything else.

Thanks as always


Spot|DSE wrote on 1/30/2007, 5:26 PM
I often recommend the 897, and I'd recommend the 815 if you're in a really noisy area. Just finished using the 815 to attempt to completely iso sound in an exceptionally large, not too noisy but very echo-heavy area. It worked wonderfully. I don't recommend the ST for most situations.
The 897 has a slightyly smoother bottom end, IMO
goshep wrote on 1/30/2007, 5:32 PM
Thanks Spot. I knew it was something like 8787. Anyway, I looked at the pattern on the AT website but the graphic wasn't very good. Can I squeeze two people into that pattern (without them face-to-face) and still get acceptable sound?
x_gogoa wrote on 1/31/2007, 10:11 AM
i have AT815ST. i love it 'couse recording can be done in both XY (wide and narrow stereo) and MS mode. XY mode for atmosphere and MS for talent and mono atm. and after all still have choice to XY decode.
overall it sounds well.