What is the best vocal mic for on the road

I'm looking for opinions on what is the best vocal mic for when I'm on the road ( hotel room, guest bedroom, etc) I need to be able to record broadcast quality vocals for TV spots 24/7. I've ordered the Harland Hogan Porta booth so that will help. I have heard shotguns are the best but there are always differing opinions. Please post any advice based on experience, cost not an issue.

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Comment by J Horace Black on July 7, 2011 at 2:32am
Mic Port pro works fine for me. If you already have Mbox Mini then you should be fine in that area. Ed victor has video covering mics that work with Ipad. Youtube big Gun reloaded episode 1 New Tech and new techniques. Right now have PC but will be getting 13 inch Mac Book pro soon and adding Rode NTG 3 is in my tentative spending window. For now I am ok with current recording chain. Still undecided whether to get Iphone or Ipad.
Comment by Brent Halfyard on July 6, 2011 at 7:12pm
How is the mic port pro? Not sure if I need it as I have Mbox mini, already pretty small and very efficient. I'm still looking for a decent mic for my iphone or Ipad for auditions on the road. My idea: Audition from hotels or wherever I am, then book studio when I have paying gigs when I'm traveling.
Comment by J Horace Black on July 6, 2011 at 12:24am
Thanks! I have the Porta Booth Pro and VO1a with Mic Port Pro. Thinking of adding True Systems Precision Solo Pre Amp for home and Rode NTG 3 to use for my Mobile kit.
Comment by Brent Halfyard on July 5, 2011 at 6:14pm
I've heard good things about RODE mics, but everyone has their favorite. Environmental issues are the biggest challenge when not at your home booth. I suggets a Harlan Hogan porta booth, or creating something custom to fit on your suitcase to set up in hotel rooms
Comment by J Horace Black on July 5, 2011 at 6:11pm
Just reading answers regarding the best on the road microphone. Does anyone know if the Rode NTG 3 would suffice for using on the road as well? Any one with experience using NTG3?
Comment by Brent Halfyard on October 8, 2010 at 5:39pm
Thanks Bill, it seems everyone i have talked to recommends the 416 so I'm sold!
Comment by Bill Fike on October 8, 2010 at 5:28pm
Hi Brent. Sorry for not responding sooner. Yes, the MKH416 is a shotgun.
Comment by Brent Halfyard on August 16, 2010 at 1:10pm
Thanks Bill, forgive my ignorance-is the 416 a shotgun?
Comment by Bill Fike on August 13, 2010 at 5:40pm
The Sennheiser 416 is pretty good on the road because it's so directional. Put the quietest direction of the room behind you, stay close to it (which you'd want to do anyway), and it'll do some amazing things. I put it in my briefcase with my laptop and a USB gadget, and I'm good to go. I think Joe Cip says he uses the 416 on the road.


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