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Re: High noise, low signal on NTG4+ - would a mixer help?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:34 pm
by johnr10
Just a follow on to this thread.

New mic, new desk (X32 Compact). Happy camper.

Here's a couple of test files. Both have compression and EQ on (needs work ;) ) and one has a gate and one doesn't.

Here's a test with a gate on - https://workdrive.zohopublic.eu/file/4h ... ef5de939da

And here's the same file without a gate -
https://workdrive.zohopublic.eu/file/4h ... e01a637f75

Obviously still need to get used to it, but the difference between this and the NTG4+ for this particular use is amazing.

To save you going back one page... ;) Here's the links to the original files I uploaded.

https://workdrive.zohopublic.eu/externa ... F4l-lU5Xxz and https://workdrive.zohopublic.eu/externa ... F4k-lU5Xxz

And no, I didn't NEED the desk just for the sound of the new mic (although the preamps are much better than my Rubix 24), but it's flipping amazing!

Thanks again for all your input
John

Re: High noise, low signal on NTG4+ - would a mixer help?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:36 pm
by Tim Gillett
Again I think the bottom line is background noise is reduced when you get closer to the mic - any mic.

Re: High noise, low signal on NTG4+ - would a mixer help?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 pm
by The Elf
An 'aside' comment

I saw the Beyer M201 mentioned. Be aware that the M201 is very gain-thirsty. Not a huge problem, but best to be informed.

Re: High noise, low signal on NTG4+ - would a mixer help?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:58 am
by johnr10
The Elf wrote:An 'aside' comment

I saw the Beyer M201 mentioned. Be aware that the M201 is very gain-thirsty. Not a huge problem, but best to be informed.

It's an sm7b - so same problem, but I'm using a fethead which makes a huge difference.