March 31, 2017 at 2:04PM
Should I replace my H4n or my Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic?
My current setup for recording audio is the Zoom H4n and the Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic. I have used the two in tandem for recording interviews in the past and was highly disappointed. It just did not record loud enough. I'm sure alot of people already know about the issues with the preamps using this combination. I never addressed this problem because I mainly shoot music videos and I rarely needed to record sound. But now that I'm doing more narrative work, the H4n and NTG-2 is not going to be sufficient. I know others have used a Fethead amplifier to resolve this low audio problem, but I don't know if I want to go that route. I'm considering either replacing the H4n with a Tascam or Zoom H6 (although I'm still hesitant about the Rode and Zoom combo) OR keeping the H4n and buying a new shotgun mic (Aputure Deity or Sennheiser MKE600). Which combination would allow me to record better sound? Or should I just sell them both and get a whole new recorder/shotgun mic setup? Thank you in advance for any suggestions!