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I think some of you may find this video interesting for the sound recording
My question is, does anybody use Earthworks microphones on here as I am thinking of investing in a pair. On this video they can apparently pic up the sounds of ants walking on foil and squeaking. Also I am told they have zero handling noise which would be very useful. The ones I am interested in are the QTC30 and M30 models. Thanks
Timely post - I have been considering these as well. The specs look amazing. One thing to note is that the original TC versions apparently have high self-noise, so it's good that you're looking into the QTC series instead.
I have no experience with them but can't imagine why they wouldn't be outstanding for FX, Foley, or ambience recording.
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The entirety of the field recordings for Amon Tobin's Foley Room LP (behind the scenes video)were made with a Nagra and a pair of Earthworkds QTCs, all handheld. Seems like a killer tool for certain purposes...huh, wonder why these didn't come up in the Recording Low Volume Sounds thread...
They did make a custom mic once for the ants walking thing. If you're looking to capture low volume sounds, there was a thread about that here.
I haven't used an Earthworks mic for SFX before, but I've used them for many other things. I've never been disappointed. Basically no self noise. Never noticed if it did or didn't have any handling noise. I have an M30. I may try it out on some SFX. Do you have anything specific you were wondering if it worked with? I can try some demo stuff for you if you're interested.