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Old 28th May 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by shimoyjk ➡️
I’m about to buy tg mic or soyuz 017 fet.

Have pair of tlm 170(pretty versatile mic I feel like, seems very honest mic) and want specific mic only for vocals and acoustic guitar but hey, who knows.. vocals, I usually work with female singers, various voices but recently I started working with 2 singers that I really like. One has dark and almost tenor range(not exactly but sounds remind me of H.E.R), other is very pretty voice but still not harsh and still little dark voice.
And other singer I usually work(actually I play piano/keys in her band) has bright(not overly) but sometimes could get little harsh. (Haven’t had a chance to record her but I’m willing to)
Would you guys recommend tg or soyuz 017?

Preamp wise I have bae and aml 1073’s, dav bg and aea rpq500 pair.
Soyuz is a much better vocal mic imo. The build quality is heavy duty. The TG not so much.
Old 29th May 2022 | Show parent
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JGM
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Originally Posted by Paul_G ➡️
Soyuz is a much better vocal mic imo. The build quality is heavy duty. The TG not so much.
Can you elaborate a little more comparing the 2 for vocals as I’m close to pulling the trigger on a TG mic?
Old 29th May 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by JGM ➡️
Can you elaborate a little more comparing the 2 for vocals as I’m close to pulling the trigger on a TG mic?
I love the The REDD on everything it’s a stone cold classic. I bought 2.
The TG for me has just not quite got the Chandler class.
It sounds cool on instruments but I find it a little less smooth for vocals. The build is so so and I guess I’m just a little disappointed, it feels like a £1k mic. That said you could still do a lot worse. I just feel the Soyuz Fet or a Horch RM2J are in a different class all round.
Of course it’s your choice, you may feel completely different. Horses for Courses and all that….
Old 29th May 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Paul_G ➡️
I love the The REDD on everything it’s a stone cold classic. I bought 2.
The TG for me has just not quite got the Chandler class.
It sounds cool on instruments but I find it a little less smooth for vocals. The build is so so and I guess I’m just a little disappointed, it feels like a £1k mic. That said you could still do a lot worse. I just feel the Soyuz Fet or a Horch RM2J are in a different class all round.
Of course it’s your choice, you may feel completely different. Horses for Courses and all that….
Hey Paul,
Thanks for elaborating.
I was definitely contemplating a Soyuz as well, but the TG with all the different available sound options is very appealing. And it does seem to get a lot of great reviews. But getting feedback from someone like yourself who uses the very best of the best gear is important in my consideration.
I’ll definitely do some more evaluation. Thanks for the feedback.
Old 19th December 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by MYN ➡️
I am so geeked out over the TG that I’m calling it my Lewis Carrol mic, because once I went down the rabbit hole with it for commercial VO, I discovered it cuts through a music bed like a vorpal sword through a burbling Jabberwock.
Thanks for sharing MYN can you please tell us what Mic and Interface did you drive the TG Mic with. Also what setting did you use on the Tape EQ and what system? What distance from the mic and in what size booth or studio did your recoding take place. Your recording sounds fantastic thanks again. Happy Holidays✌
Old 20th December 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by solmio ➡️
Thanks for sharing MYN can you please tell us what Mic and Interface did you drive the TG Mic with. Also what setting did you use on the Tape EQ and what system? What distance from the mic and in what size booth or studio did your recoding take place. Your recording sounds fantastic thanks again. Happy Holidays✌
It was through an Apollo Twin in a Studiobricks One booth. UAD Oxide Tape on 15ips. Right on top of the mic. In the end though, it didn't end up being a love connection with the TG as I found it was just way too sibilant on me overall and not really quite right for close up VO for my purposes. The acid test is always "does it win auditions?" and the TG fared below average so I sold it. There were a lot of things I liked about it, and if I still did music, I would have kept it.
Old 4 weeks ago | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Paul_G ➡️
I love the The REDD on everything it’s a stone cold classic. I bought 2.
The TG for me has just not quite got the Chandler class.
It sounds cool on instruments but I find it a little less smooth for vocals. The build is so so and I guess I’m just a little disappointed, it feels like a £1k mic. That said you could still do a lot worse. I just feel the Soyuz Fet or a Horch RM2J are in a different class all round.
Of course it’s your choice, you may feel completely different. Horses for Courses and all that….
Big Mahalo, Paul. Thanks for the comments on the TG and the mics you prefer.
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