gun-micHire Price (per day)

Commercial/Organisations: £23 Individuals/Self Employed: £13 Concessions: £8 Shotgun microphones are the most highly directional. They have small lobes of sensitivity to the left, right, and rear but are significantly less sensitive to the side and rear than other directional microphones. This results from placing the element at the back end of a tube with slots cut along the side; wave cancellation eliminates much of the off-axis sound. Due to the narrowness of their sensitivity area, shotgun microphones are commonly used on television and film sets, in stadiums, and for field recording of wildlife.

Radio Mics

radio-micsHire Price (per day)

Commercial/Organisations: £23 Individuals/Self Employed: £13 Concessions: £8 Sometimes cables can be a safety hazard. So, to cut the cord between you and your microphones, a radio (wireless) microphone kit is necessary. With some kits you can plug anything into the transmitter (eg microphone, mixing desk or PA system), giving you the flexibility to move around unhindered.

Rode Camera Mic

rode-camera-micHire Price (per day) Commercial/Organisations: £23 Individuals/Self Employed: £13 Concessions: £8 The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio. The microphone uses a standard sized shoe mount for on camera use, and features a 3/8″ thread in the base of the mount for easy boom pole mounting. The VideoMic pro is battery powered, and provides over 70 hours recording from a single 9V battery.

Zoom H4N Mic

Zoom-h4n-MicHire Price (per day) Commercial/Organisations: £35 Individuals/Self Employed: £15 Concessions: £10 Suitable for recording seminars, conferences, interviews, and musical performances, the Zoom H4n is a portable recorder that records the audio in WAV or MP3 format. The onboard X/Y stereo condenser microphones at left and right of this Zoom recorder offers great stereo recording with natural depth. As the Zoom H4n comes with SD or SDHC memory card support, you can store the audio in memory card and easily transfer it to the PC. This portable recorder comes with an automatic recording function, so the recorder starts recording an operation as soon as it detects an audio; while the low-cut filter on this Zoom recorder lets you record audio clearly without any noise. With two AA alkaline batteries on the Zoom H4n, you can continuously record for about 6 hours. The built-in automatic level setting function in the recorder swiftly optimizes the sound recording level based on what the situation demands. The recorded audio file can be split or edited at any desired point without the help of an external software.

Zoom H4N Mic plus Accessory Pack

Zoom-h4n-accessory-packHire Price (per day) Commercial/Organisations: £40 Individuals/Self Employed: £20 Concessions: £15 Hire price includes Zoom H4N Mic (as described above). The APH-4n is a special accessory package for DSLR users. It includes a windscreen that provides a professional level of wind noise prevention, a hot shoe mount to attach the H4n to a camera, a remote controller with REC, PLAY, STOP and other functions, an attenuator cable for connecting the H4n line output to the camera mic input and a splitter cable to allow simultaneous headphone monitoring.

Sennheiser Camera Mic

senneheiser-camera-micHire Price (per day) Commercial/Organisations: £23 Individuals/Self Employed: £13 Concessions: £8 Ashotgun microphone capsule designed for use with the K6 power module. It is especially suitable for reporting, film and broadcast location applications and for picking up quiet signals in noisy or acoustically live environments.