Want a Professional Audio setup?

audio equipment mic video Sep 26, 2017

I refer in several videos to use of professional audio recording equipment and here’s the list of kit I recommend and indeed use myself.

Recording separate audio is my preferred option as you’ll hear in my videos. I explain the setup fully within the Pro Video Academy but here’s the equipment list anyway.

Amazon.co.uk Links:

TASCAM DR-60mkII – £159
Rode NTG2 – £173
Boom Stand – £17
Eggsnow Shockmount – £4
Magic Arm – £15
XLR 3m Cable – £6
Power Charger – £24
Charger Cable – £1.50
Velcro Tape – £4
Cable Tidies (optional) – £5
TOTAL £420 approx (prices may vary)

 

Amazon.com Links:

TASCAM DR-60mkII – $174
Rode NTG2 – $270
Boom Stand – $25
Eggsnow Shockmount – $10
Magic Arm – $22
XLR 3m Cable – $7
Power Charger – $32
Charger Cable – $3
Velcro Tape – $2
Cable Tidies (optional) – $7
TOTAL $550 approx (prices may vary)

 

Other Microphone options mentioned:
There are plenty of cheap, unbranded alternatives but Rode are an industry leading brand that I use and am happy to recommend.

Rode Video Mic Pro – £140 / $226
Extension Cable (3m) – £11 / $11
See above for Boom Stand
This will be a good setup if your camera has a MIC input and you’d rather the simplicity of working with just one file (rather than a separate audio file).

 

Simple Cable Mic
This is not the exact cable I used as mine was bought 10+ years ago but this looks very similar and has good reviews.

Lavalier Mic – £15 / $19
I used only today for a quick set up and was surprised how good the results were, don’t overlook this if you’re on a tight budget.