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New mics? Something in the $4-500 range?
Old 2nd January 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by BIG BUDDHA ➡️
Ha Ha......

i would actually doubt that Bushman. you have been around....

those old 70s and 80s studios were jam packed with the Good Stuff.

how does the modeling mic sound to you, if you just listen back flat?

You are kind to say that. In fact, I don’t think anyone, myself certainly included, can rely on memory to make a reliable audio comparison of vintage vs modern gear. Audio memory, especially of fine incremental differences, is very fleeting.
I assume (yeah, I know the saying) that a person or team at Slate has spent chunks of recent time comparing their modeling to hardware examples of the target vintage microphones. So about those desired vintage mics, Slate’s opinions are (probably) more current. That’s not to say that he would be unbiased about how good his models are, that’s asking for audio sainthood.
Modeling mics, in my limited experience, sound neutral. They sound somewhat like audio test mics. I kind of like neutral/dark on good-sounding sources.
Old 2nd January 2020
Gear Guru
IMHO this is analogous to the Artificial Intelligence programming, that was used to develop the "super Chess Programs" of today.

I remember over 30 years ago, when I helped a bit with the Novag Chess Program (played it over 200 games, as a young Master)

Are the LDC "emulations'" up to the "real thing" now? Not quite yet...
Old 3rd January 2020
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🎧 15 years
I'm interested in the Beesneez Oliver Fet
Old 3rd January 2020
Gear Guru
I'd include reaching out to Ben S. direct then, one plus is that Oliver was a bona fide genius.
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