24 Sound recordist operation: mixing mics


It is impossible to provide a definitive list of mics that constitute a ‘working’ kit for a recordist. Much depends on the type of work you're engaged on, and/or the equipment provided by your employer. Nevertheless, as a bare minimum, I would expect a recordist to have one gun mic, one dynamic reporter's (stick) mic, two clip mics, and a radio clip mic (which may be provided instead of one of the line-fed clip mics).

Mic placement has been dealt with in previous sections (see Sections 10 and 11, Mics: placement with regard to speech, and Use of clip mic for seated interview; and Sections 17 and 18, Single person operation: mic placement overview and static operation, and Specific location scenarios), ...

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