mtimber wrote in post #14459441
Youtube, corporate video etc. Very low budget. I do not know what type of presentations I will be doing, that is the problem. So I am trying to get a basic kit together that can get my foot in the door.
Forgive me, but I have melded two of you posts to maintain continuity, being tight on the budget and wanting a basic kit is quite doable now that you are moving from the 5D3 to the Tascam.
In my opinion your most basic kit should have in addition to your recorders, the following;
A single handheld microphone, my favorite is the Electro-Voice RE-50, in addition it should also include at least two lavalier microphones, again my favorite there is the Shure SM93, you will also want at least two twelve foot XLR male to XLR female microphone cables for each recorder and a single one hundred foot cable and at least a couple of rolls of gaffers tape such as in the link below for those times when you must secure a cable across a floor where the public will be walking.
And then you need a case that can be utilized to safely store and move your gear to and from the job, which can contain not only what you are starting out with, but will be added to the kit if you are successful.
I have a preference for Pelican Cases but if you want a nice tote case look into the PortaBrace PB-2650.
Now that’s a very minimalistic approach, but considering the recorders you are utilizing they have already given you a decent foundation to build upon.