September 1, 2015 at 4:07PM, Edited September 1, 4:09PM
What is your favorite set-up for clean audio on a budget?
*Hello, I got some money that I would like to spend on some new audio gear. (>$200) I have been using the RODE VideoMic (lyre) for half a year. I've been hating myself for choosing it over the Pro version. It's hissy and it's big. (size is not really a problem)
I understand that audio gear is a pretty future-proof investment. But I don't want to spend a fortune on it.
I just want some clean audio!
*something about me:
I make videos to entertain myself, my family and friends. I like documentaries and just recording things around me and than making the big story in edit. Without actors, big scripts and things like that. I like the whole process of video making. I would like to learn more about it. I would like to invest more time into it, but the hissy/silent audio really bugs me. :(
I'm not saying that it is in the way, but it is definitely slowing the process down.
*From what I have looked at, I think that a nice hand-held recorder would be the best for me. (feel free to prove me wrong) I like the fact that I would be able to record sound separately, without having to have my camera on me and be able to monitor the sound with headphones.
Zoom H4N is a bit too expensive.
*I've been looking at the Tascam DR-40-V2. It looks like a nice price while still having an option to add a better mic in the future.
But I don't know if the pre-amps are good enough to get rid of the hissiness of the RODE VideoMic. And it has only one audio out-put, can I split it without loosing quality?
*There are so many things I need to learn about audio. And I think I should start. By recording more of it.
*(Please don't send me any links on discounts in the US, I live in Slovakia, EU.)