The Sony ECM NV1 is a condenser shotgun microphone that was supplied by Sony with high end video cameras. It is easily removable from the camera microphone and provided you can supply phantom power can work quite well in isolating sounds in a live situation. I have used it to record live concerts and was quite pleased with the quality of the recordings.
I am a final year student of the RMIT Bachelor of Music Industry Course. As part of my major project I have created a home studio with which to record my own music. This website chronicles the process that was followed and the items used within the studio.