New “Taper” Style Audio Rig

I have been really happy with the sound captured by the Tascam DR-40 when attached to a mixing board via XLRs or when using a condenser mic handheld (for interviews). That said, the quality of the built in mics does not cut it for recording live musical performances with sufficient clarity and definition.

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Enter the new mobile audio rig: I can raise the stand over 10 feet to get above the crowd and with built in phantom power the matched pair of condenser mics sound amazing. I can’t wait to put this rig to use when shooting video of a live performance. I also purchased the BP-6AA which increases the run time to around 50hrs. This is going to be handy and it breaks down into a remarkably small kit.