I'm looking to buy a basic shotgun mic, for use mostly on a boom pole, hopefully something that's similar in use to the sennheiser 416, but cheaper and with the option of an internal battery.
Sometime I'll use it on a boom pole, direct to red, sometimes to the red via mixer and also to be used patched into my Zoom H2 by way of the mini phono plug.
Hoping to spend under $500 - mic, boom pole, shockmount, wind thingy. Is that possible ?
Any ideas would be appreciated !