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Location Recorder without preamps?

...products still keeps me very happy. For most of my interviews I've been using dynamic microphones (EV 635A, Shure SM63L, AT8004L, etc.). They're cleaner for speech/spoken word and reject ambient noise easier. So I don't need Phantom Power with those. When I use condenser mics, I keep them connected with the cable inside the bag, but...

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Best mic for field interviews?

A list of reporter mics: AKG D 230 (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) AUDIO TECHNICA AT 8010 (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) AUDIO TECHNICA AT8004L (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) AUDIO TECHNICA BP40001 (CARDIOID) AUDIO TECHNICA BP40002 (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) BEYERDYNAMIC M58 (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) BEYERDYNAMIC MCE58 (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) ELECTRO-VOICE RE16 (SUPERCARDIOID) ELECTRO-VOICE RE50B (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) ELECTRO-VOICE RE50N/D-B (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) ELECTRO-VOICE 635A (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) ELECTRO-VOICE 635N/D-B (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) RODE REPORTER (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) SENNHEISER MD21-U (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) SENNHEISER MD42 (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) SENNHEISER MD46 MICROPHONE (CARDIOID) SHURE SM 63 (LB) (OMNIDIRECTIONAL) SHURE VP64 A (L) (OMNIDIRECTIONAL)

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Audio-Technica’s AT8004L (9.43” long) is designed for on-location interviews/sports broadcasting. Its extended-length handle provides ample room for a microphone flag. The microphone offers exceptionally natural reproduction. Internal shock mounting minimizes handling/cable noise. The microphone’s omnidirectional polar pattern is ideal for reproduction of surrounding ambience. Its rugged housing with hardened-steel grille stands up to field use. Also available as the shorter-length AT8004 (5.93” long).