Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Pinned on October 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm by Reginald Buxton

Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Crisp & intelligible pickup far away or up close. In its “Tele” range setting, this cardioid condenser is engineered to pick up dialogue and sound effects at a distance, while bypassing ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations. Designed especially for use with video cameras.

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C. Spencer Reynolds "Time Management and Prod... says:

ATR6550 is the mic to buy for easy, good quality! The ATR6550 is a GREAT $50 mic. If you are going to interview others, or recording in a room with echo, USE THIS MIC! The video explains my reasons for choosing this one…

WestlaFdwy says:

Excellent Value, good performance I’ve used this mic on three different types of shoots so far and it’s performance is pretty impressive for the price. Of course if you are an audiophile and you are comparing this to a top of the line $1600 sennheiser I’m sure you will find plenty of things to gripe about, but if you are looking for an affordable, immediate step up from your on camera mic, this works great.I shot a scene in front of a courthouse a few days ago, and there were so many buses going by that I ended up screaming out most of the dialogue – it was a little bit deafening. The performance of the mic on its regular mode was OK, but on telephoto mode it completely blocked out the sound of the buses (which were behind the camera).Later that same day I followed a guy around on a busy street at night while he was performing some magic, and the sound (also on telephoto) was really good. I was far enough back with the camera that I couldn’t hear a lot of what he was saying, but the mic picked it up – clean, good volume, and intelligible.Two warnings, make sure the mic wire is not touching anything or bumps into anything because it will get picked up on your audio. And if you are in a slightly loud environment use the telephoto. In fact, I’m sticking with the telephoto permanently for now on. I’m leaving 4 stars because I have only used the mic a few times and I don’t know how it will hold up, but so far I am very happy with my purchase.

RIley says:

ATR 6550 Shot Gun Mic is great for Youtube The Audio Technica ATR-6550 is a Great Mic to Record Vocal and Guitar for Youtube. I bought 2 ATR-6550′s, a stereo “Y” and the 12′ extension cord because the mic only has a 3′ coil cord. I set the camera on auto, plug directly into the camera and record. The mic also cuts out the echo in the room. See for yourself. Search Youtube for “A Country Boy Can Survive the on crack version”. (it just means it’s really jacked up lol)For a $50.00ish mic with a lifetime warranty, you can’t go wrong.

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