The Yeti is a USB microphone that plugs in and plays with minimal hassle and no need for a separate pre-amp, mixer, audio interface or any other audio hardware. The Yeti features a triple capsule array, allowing for recording in stereo or your choice of three unique patterns, including cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional, giving you recording capabilities usually requiring multiple microphones.
The Yeti utilizes a built in analog-to-digital converter to interface directly with your computer, a built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain located directly on the microphone. It’s kind of like having a mixer and a microphone in a single package. There are no drivers to install – simply plug the Yeti into your PC or Mac, load up your favorite recording software, and record something.
The Yeti Manual: http://bluemic.com/yeti/#/manual/
The Audio-Technica AT835b is a shotgun condenser microphone, with a narrow forward acceptance angle that makes it a good choice for recording from slightly longer distances, and when rejecting unwanted ambient noise is required. Often shotgun microphones are seen attached to boompoles, surrounded by wind suppression, but they are also a decent choice for mounting on video cameras, when a dedicated sound technician is not available. This mic requires phantom 48v power which can be provided externally by a preamp on a mixer or recorder or by a single AA battery.
This is a microphone designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Audio-Technica’s shortest shotgun microphone, it mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and is ideal for use with compact digital cameras. This high-performance microphone offers a narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic. This will definitely improve the sound quality that the internal mic of your 6D camera can capture, but make sure you have a way to give the phantom power that it needs, since this microphone doesn’t use batteries.
Additional information: http://eu.audio-technica.com/en/products/product.asp?catID=1&subID=6&prodID=781
The Sennheiser e935 unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. It’s a robust microphone and a great choice for using up-close, but not so great for getting a “picture” of the room.
It requires no additional power, though you’ll want to preamp it before going into a recorder or computer.
Additional information: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/vocal-microphone-dynamic-cardioid-e-935
Special thanks to NYU ITP for these notes. (itp.nyu.edu/help)