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geo524
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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby geo524 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 am

I have a huge mic locker so I won't list them all. I'll just list the ones I use the most.

Shure SM27 - Vocals, acoustic guitar and amp.

MXL V69ME Tube mic. I installed Tongsol, gold plated tube. - Acoustic instruments and vocals.

sE 2200A MKII- Vocals and classical guitar

ISK Pearl - Acoustic instruments, vocals, guitar amp and drum overhead. This mic is fast becoming one of my favorites and is an unbeatable value for its price point.

I usually run all the above through an ART MPA Gold Stereo tube mic pre.
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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby jlouvar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:44 am

I also have a huge mic locker... But I usually use my Neumann‘s the most.
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MX 8.1 Pro, Build 418, 64-bit. i5, 1.80GHz, 8GB, Windows 10. Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, Event and PreSonus monitors, Sony MDR-7506, Korg TR61, Akai MPK249, Fender P & J basses, Ric, Strat, D35, stomp boxes and a lot of microphones, etc.

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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby Rolling Estonian » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:09 pm

SM 57 and 58, AT 2020 and 2040, Samson CO2 stereo pair.

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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby geo524 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm

jlouvar wrote:I also have a huge mic locker... But I usually use my Neumann‘s the most.
what model Neumann's and what do you use them on? Vocals, acoustic guitars, guitar amps? I had a pair of TLM 103'S and wasn't all that impressed with them. I liked them for drum overheads but didn't find them all that useful on anything else.
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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby jlouvar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:02 pm

geo524 wrote:
jlouvar wrote:I also have a huge mic locker... But I usually use my Neumann‘s the most.
what model Neumann's and what do you use them on? Vocals, acoustic guitars, guitar amps? I had a pair of TLM 103'S and wasn't all that impressed with them. I liked them for drum overheads but didn't find them all that useful on anything else.

My 3 most used mic's are my U87 and pair of KM183, I use them on almost everything, but I also have many more mic's that I use... For example, my Sennheiser 421, EV RE20, etc.
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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby mixyguy2 » Tue May 28, 2019 9:33 pm

geo524 wrote:ISK Pearl - Acoustic instruments, vocals, guitar amp and drum overhead. This mic is fast becoming one of my favorites and is an unbeatable value for its price point.

shhhhhhhh! isK is a best-kept secret. Great mics at crazy low prices. :)

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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby starise » Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 am

I was looking for mics to record my violin. I bought a couple of sE Electronics sE7 mics. Not a matched pair. They were GC returns. When I went in to GC, there was a pair of Rodes that were basically the same thing but more expensive. Small diaphram condenser pencil mics.

So far I haven't looked back.They also work great for acoustic guitar and vocals. Work well using the included wind screen playing keys singing into one because they aren't as likely to pick up the keys noise as an LDC mic.The sE7's a great mics.

Though I'm mainly still using my Shure KSM44a for detailed studio work, I just tracked an album for a guy who sounded best on the AT4043. Seemed to bring out the best in his voice.
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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby M@rkus » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 am

Rode NT 1 (first version) för just about everything! Vocals, acoustic guitars, mic´d guitar amp! Reliable and alround!
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Re: Microphone Survey

Postby Drdish007 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:35 pm

Hi,
I have 17 mic's.
Condensor :
- 2 Shure PG81 pencil ( battery/ phantom power)
- used for drum overhead, acoustic instruments.
- 2 Behringer C2 pencil.( matched pair )
- used for Leslie upper rotor, hihat, choir, acoustic instruments, amplifier.
- 1 AT2020 medium size.
- used for Leslie bottom rotor, vocals, acoustic instruments.

Dynamic :
- Avantone Mondo bass drum microphone.
- used for bass drum, bass amp, acoustic instruments in bass range.
- 4 Yoga D606 snare / tom.
- used for drums, violin / cello / xylophone in live sound miking.
- 2 Blue Encore100.
- vocals( live & recording ).
- 2 Shure PG58.
- used for vocals ( live ), amplifier.
- 1 Pyle PDMICR42 Retro.
- used for voice, drums ( live ).
- 1 AKG D65S.
- used for vocals /amps live.
- 1 Electrovoice small omni.
- used for voice.

That I what I have used these for in live sound and recording, with good results. On my SoundCloud page you can hear how the mic's sound on the drum kit, and amplifiers, on the piece titled ' Summer Fun '.
www.soundcloud.com/myran-j-rivard

- Myran
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