Excerpt: The Sennheiser MKH-50 is another industry standard mic that I've come across. This little guy has been used on such Hollywood Film/TV productions as The Social Network, The Dark Knight, and AMC's Breaking Bad. The mic has a range of 40Hz to 20kHz and is part of the "Supercardioid" category of microphones. I first used this mic on an indie feature called "The Odd Way Home" with fellow sound mixer Eddie Santiago.
Excerpt: We use this mic for recording vocals on a boompole during client interviews and dialogue from narrative projects.We were using the Rode NTG-3 shotgun, which is still a great mic, but the tone and richness from the Sennheiser is noticeably superior.The barrel of the MKH-50 is realy short, only 6", so use the supplier mic holder that come with the mic.Given the price, a sturdier box might help protect this mic better.Need custom foam and furries for the short barrel also.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I put this mic right to use out of the box. After recording with 3 different industry standard mics throughout the day, the MHK50 outshone the others. Dialog was clearer and drew more attention, making the interview them most memorable of the presentation. This mic is used in many feature films with dramatic effect. It's super durable, has nice pad/low cut switches and it's a Sennheiser.
Pros: Clear Sound, Dramatic Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Great Dialog Mic, Versatile
Excerpt: The MKH 50 is a great mic for close interior dialog work, however it is not transparent. It's got a midrange boost that I personally like. You have to be relatively on axis if you are booming with this but it's got a great sweet spot when you're on. I recently used this on a feature shoot and it was a true workhorse. I also appreciate the fact that it's small and light for those longer scenes.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: This mic has such great presence on a boom indoors. It rejects bounce and room noise and really goes to the voice. Prior to this mic I was using a shotgun on the boom for indoor work, nite and day with this MKH 50.
Excerpt: VERY durable, even in Costa Rican wet-season humidity. Very full and natural sounding mic, I MUCH prefer it to any kind of shotgun indoors. Does have a very tight pattern and a little bit less kindness when you get off-axis than the Schoeps 41, BUT it also costs about half as much, and with ok placement it sounds pretty spectacular. Also includes an excellent and compact shock mount!
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I am a professional sound recordist and mostly work film, documentary, and tv. I bought this mic to supplement my supercardiod shotgun mic and have been very pleased with the results. It has a slightly wider pickup pattern meaning I can easily pick up conversations between two people with both being in the "sweet spot" and also seems to great reach. All in all a great sounding and sturdy mic, a perfect choice for the rigors of on location sound recording.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Excerpt: The MKH 50 is a really amazing sounding mic that I was lucky enough to get to use for a couple of sessions at a very nice studio. It is a small diaphragm condenser mic that has standard connections. You hook it up with XLR that has +48v power for the mic. The mic itself is a super cardioid pickup pattern. This mic is very precise in its pickup area. The side and back refection is really big, so the mic placement when using this one seems to be very important.
Excerpt: The MKH 50 is a cardioid condenser microphone Super-preferences that is used as a microphone as a soloist and backup in the event that an effective suppression latrale good insensibilit to clashes acoustic research.