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Old 14th March 2022 | Show parent
  #1231
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IMHO the WA-47jr, is usually stronger on Lead Vocals, versus BGV's. Just from messing about with mine.
Chris
Old 14th March 2022 | Show parent
  #1232
Quote:
Originally Posted by GearFranz ➡️
Condenser:
Flea 47 with F47 Capsule
Microtech Gefell UM92.1S (my first mic)
2x Neumann U87
2x Sony C100
4x Schoeps CMC5 with MK4 Capsule

Dynamic:
Electrovoice RE20
2x Beyerdynamic M88
Shure SM7b
Shure SM57

But there are 2 mics I really would love to have.. one is the Telefunken Ela M 251 and the other one is the Sony C800g, which you can‘t get new in Europe unfortunately. But I am really happy with what I have. Those mics do the work just fine
I hear Advanced Audio's CM800T is supposed to sound really close to the C800G.
Old 20th March 2022 | Show parent
  #1233
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🎧 15 years
Back again.

Finally VERY happy with my mics after a year and a half of low-end buying and trying.

Condenser Mics

Audio Technica AT4050
Rode NT1
3U CM1 Teal
AKG Perception 200 (on chopping block or capsule replacement)

Sold: sE X1S, AKG P220


Dynamic Mics

Telefunken M80
Heil PR40
Electrovoice RE15
Blue Encore 200 (x2)

Sold: AKG D5, Shure SM57


Utility Mics

Rode S1 (handheld condenser), AudioTechnica ATM31 (aa battery powered electret)
Nady CM95 (x2, small diaphragm condenser), Nady RSM-1 (ribbon)
Rode VideoMic Pro R, Zoom H1 (to plug the Rode VideoMic into)


Hopefully I don't add to this thread again for a long time - because damn it feels good to have so many vibey options - OR I come back with some nice small diaphragm condensers, another workhorse condenser (tlm107, u87, u89, oc818, or clone?), some character vocal condensers that I love the vibe of (CM800T?), or a vocal ribbon.
Old 20th March 2022
  #1234
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🎧 10 years
Crushing! Good locker. Great music awaits.

If I were starting over, I'd probably go for an Austrian OC818 first... from everything I can tell, that might the ultimate bargain in useful mics in the current age. Top-shelf capsule made by a true industry veteran, unprecedented polar flexibility, great sound, affordable price tag.
Old 31st March 2022
  #1235
Ribbons
RCA 44BX
RCA 77DX
RCA SK-46

Condensers Large D
Neumann TLM 49
Neumann TLM 107
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann U47 FET

Condenser Small D
Neumann KM 184
Neumann KM 140
Neumann KM 150

... those get the main usage...a few others that don't get used a lot
Paul Ryan
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Old 4th April 2022 | Show parent
  #1236
Here for the gear
 
🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Admiral James T. ➡️
Condenser:
AKG C414
AKG C451B (2x)
AUDIO TECHNICA 4033
BPM CR 73
CALREC CC50
ELECTRO VOICE / BLUE Cardinal (2x)
GEFELL MT 71
GEFELL MV691(2x) - M70, M71, M94
NEUMANN U87
NEUMANN KM84
PHILIPS N8403 Electret (2x)
PREFER UC ST-900 Stereo (3x)
RODE NT1
RODE NT5 (2x)
SENNHEISER MKH 404
SHURE BG 4.1 (2x)
SONY C-38B
STAGG MCO 7W
Tubes:
AKG SolidTube (2x)
APEX 460 (w.Telefunken modification)
CAD Vx2
GROOVE TUBES MD1b (2x)
LOMO 19a9 (2x)
LOMO 19a19 remakes (2x)
NEUMANN CMV 563/M55k
NEUMANN/GEFELL UM57
PELUSO 2247
SE ELECTRONICS Icis
WAGNER U47w
Ribbon:
BM-MICROPHONES RBM7
COLES 4038
GELOSO 418
OKTAVA ML-11
OKTAVA ML-19
OKTAVA ML-52
RCA 77DX (2x)
RCA Varacoustic MP630
T.BONE RB500
TURNER Model 87
Dynamic:
AKAI ADM100 (3x)
AKG D19C (2x)
AKG D190CR
AKG D12
AKG D12E
AKG D3800
AUDIO TECHNICA PRO25
BEYERDYNAMIC M 64 N
BEYERDYNAMIC M 410 N
BINSON B60
BOUYER GM 709
ELECTRO VOICE RE-20
ELECTRO VOICE 633
ELECTRO VOICE 635A
ELECTRO VOICE 664
ELECTRO VOICE MC150
FENDER F-560 (D12)
FUNKBERATER PGH BERLIN MD 30
GELOSO M60 (3x)
GRUNDIG GDM 313
HERALD M-24A
KENNET KD120 (D12)
MEAZZI (?)
PEIKER TM40/N
PHILIPS LBB 9020/25 (2x)
PIEZO DX-62 (2x)
REVOX M3500
SENNHEISER BF521
SENNHEISER MD421 (4x)
SENNHEISER MD430
SENNHEISER MD441 (2x)
SENNHEISER e602
SHURE SM7
SHURE SM57 (6x)
SHURE SM58 (2x)
SHURE Model 51 (2x)
SHURE 55
SHURE 55S (2x)
SHURE 55SH
SONY F-98
STEDMAN N90
TELEFUNKEN TD 25
TURNER Model 99

I guess there's some high end stuff in it, but I like 'em low end stuff a lot and often choose 'em to record certain things.
Really, not enough....
Old 4th April 2022
  #1237
Gear Nut
 
1 Review written
🎧 10 years
Tube Condenser

Gefell UM92.1s
Gefell M990
FLEA 12
FLEA 47
BSA M250
Vanguard V13 gen1
AT4060
CAD Trion 8000

Condenser

Gefell M930
Gefell UMT70s
AT4047MP
CAD E-350
Violet Amethyst Vintage
Vanguard V44s
AT3525

mbho MBP603/KA200

Dynamic

AEA R84
AT4081
Beyerdynamic M160
CAD Trion 7000
t.bone RM700

AKG D19c
Sennheiser 606
Sennheiser 906
Beyerdynamic M201TG
SM57

Talkback

t.bone SC400 ;-)

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Old 4th April 2022
  #1238
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1 Review written
🎧 15 years
LRM V and SM 57. I want to build a C12 kit some day.
Old 9th April 2022
  #1239
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1 Review written
🎧 5 years
An update - lately, I have been very into older CAD mics - the Equitek II is my most recent piece of awesome… Using the shock mount from my MXL 990 for now. Anyone have the proper mount for the Equitek II (or E100 or E200) they want to sell?

Edit - just got the mount for the Equitek II!



And also came into a second E100…



They sound FANTASTIC!
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Old 21st April 2022 | Show parent
  #1240
I have a Blue Spark! Run it though my trusty 1st gen 2i2, my keyboard and mouse sound amazing reflecting off the 10x12 bedroom walls.

Considering an OC818 pair to go with a new 3rd gen 18i20, maybe a couple Fathead IIs (their HQ is literally like a mile from me! Whoa) and a small army of SDCs (Oktava, KSM141, sE8? CM4? Line Audio omnis?). Probably one or two 635a's and 57s. All for acoustic instruments, no vox no kits. Yet. Percussion, yes.
Old 22nd April 2022 | Show parent
  #1241
Here for the gear
 
So far....

Marantz Pro
Jlab Talk Go
Blue Snowball Ice
Samson Sagomic
Neewer 700
Power Dewise Lavalier
Rode Video Micro
Blue Ember
Worker Bee
Worker bee II
Shure SM58
AT 2020
MXL 2006
MXL V67G
Se X1a
AKG P120
Miktek ProCast Mio
Neat King bee II
Avatone Pro CK6
Blue Spark SL
EV RE320
Lewitt 440 Pure
Blue Baby Bottle
Rode NT1k
Neat King Bee
Synco Mic-D2
3U Audio Warbler
Dariah 900X
EV RE20
Shure SM7B
Sennheiser MKH 416
Austrian Audio 0C18
AKG C414 XLII
Sony C-100
JZ V11
WA 67
Mic Parts 12-251
Stam Audio SA87
Nuemann TLM 103
JZ Vintage 12
JZ Vintage 47
JZ Amethyst
JZ BB29
JZ V67
JZ BH1S
Blue Kiwi
Nuemann U87ai
Old 22nd April 2022 | Show parent
  #1242
Man, some people have huge plugin collections and it blows my mind. But then some people have even bigger microphone collections and those things are 1-30x the cost of premium plugins. Gawddayumn!
Old 23rd April 2022 | Show parent
  #1243
Gear Head
 
🎧 5 years
Currently Using
Audio Technica AT4047
Rode NT1a
Oktava MK-012

Currently Not Using
Avantone CV-12 (modded)
Blue Bluebird
Studio Projects C1
Groove Tubes GT55
Shure SM58

I just sing and play guitar.

Currently only really using the first three as those are the three I like.

My first microphone when I started learning to record was an AT3035.

That was a solid microphone. I regret selling it to get the Studio Projects C1.

The hype back in the day was that the C1 sounded like a Neumann u87.

I've never owned a Neumann u87. But there's no way that's what a u87 sounds like.
Old 1st May 2022
  #1244
Gear Nut
 
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So far:

AKG 414 EB (2)
AKG 451 EB
Coles 4038 (2)
RE-20
RCA BK5-A
Telefunken AR-51
Telefunken M80 (2)
Telefunken M60FET (2)
Telefunken M260 Stereo Master Set
SM7B
SM57
Flaag Audio Telephone Mic
U24 (A Custom microphone made for Fantasy Studios using AKG C24 circuit and vintage U67 Capsules to creat the coolest and greatest sounding stereo mic ever. Sounds almost identical to a vintage 251 I tested it against, but has a bit of a presence bump around 2k. )
Old 1st May 2022 | Show parent
  #1245
Oktava mk-012 x 4
mk-012 Cardioid capsules x4
mk-012 Omni capsules x4
mk-012 Hypercardioid capsules x2

Oktava mk-101 x2
Oktava mk-101-8 x1
Oktava mk-102 x2

In a year or so, ribbons, and maybe later, a pair of OC818s.
Old 5th May 2022 | Show parent
  #1246
Here for the gear
(Including recent purchases)

LDCs:
-Neumann TLM 102
-United Tech FET47
-pair of Mojave MA-300's
-pair of MXL V67s
-Rode NT1a (if anyone wants this thing, let me know. I ****ing hate it lol)

SDCs:
-pair of Samson CO2's
-pair of Audio Technica 2021's
-AKG P170

Ribbons:
-pair of Golden Age R1 MKii's
-cascade fathead (base model w/ slim body)

Dynamics:
-Sennheiser e609
-shure sm57 (x7)
-beta58a
-"Kingston"? (early AKG?) (50's/60's?)
-(other assorted handheld dynamic mics)


EDIT:
cancelled my order on the Mojave MA-300's as I felt it was too much money for what it is: a very "clean" sounding multipattern tube mic which seems to have a similar "color" to my TLM102 and FET47.
It just seemed silly to try to buy two tube mics for the price I should be spending on one. Especially considering I'm looking for a serious increase in quality & character, and now maybe doubling my budget and limiting myself to one mic seems like the superior choice.
This would put a lot of great U47/U67/U87 clones in my "price range". Instead of spending $3k on two "decent" tube mics, I can spend that amount on just one mic that'll kick some serious ass! I also like the idea of a Tonelux JC37, their Sony C37 clone.. and Soyuz has been on my radar for years. But their 017 tube mic is too expensive.
$4 thousand bucks is just... too. much. for. a. microphone.
(I record my own music and rarely have clients, so the mic wouldn't exactly "pay itself off" very quickly)

Last edited by mark_it_zero; 4 weeks ago at 09:45 PM.. Reason: I'm a dumbass lol
Old 11th May 2022
  #1247
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21 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
Here goes...

Neumann U67 multipattern
Neumann U87Ai multipattern
Neumann U47 fet cardioid
Neumann TLM170R (2) multipattern
Neumann TLM193 cardioid
BLUE Bottle kit w/ 10 capsules + Custom Tim Campbell CT12 capsule
Royer R121 figure 8
Sony C-100 (2) omni / cardioid
DPA 4041SP (2) omni
DPA 4006A (2) omni
DPA 4011ES (2) cardioid
DPA 4011V (2) cardioid
DPA 4015A (2) wide cardioid
DPA 4018A hyper cardioid
DPA 4052 omni
DPA 4061 omni
DPA 4099 hyper cardioid
DPA d:facto (3) w/ 4018V, 4018VL & 4011V (2) capsules
ElectroVoice RE-20
Shure SM-57 (3)
Shure SM-58 (4)
Shure SM7B
sE Electronic 2200A
Telefunken M80
Sennheiser MD609
Old 12th May 2022
  #1248
Gear Maniac
Welp... had a microphone stolen from us (AKG C12vr serial number #152 , so if anyone sees it pop up on resale let me know!.. they failed to take the cable and power supply though lol).

Rocking a CU-29 for rap vocals which was a great compliment to the C12vr... anyone got ideas to compliment that now in the $2K range.. a brighter type mic sorta like the C12vr?
Old 12th May 2022 | Show parent
  #1249
Quote:
Originally Posted by excelcruz ➡️
Welp... had a microphone stolen from us (AKG C12vr serial number #152 , so if anyone sees it pop up on resale let me know!.. they failed to take the cable and power supply though lol).

Rocking a CU-29 for rap vocals which was a great compliment to the C12vr... anyone got ideas to compliment that now in the $2K range.. a brighter type mic sorta like the C12vr?
OC818? There are a few c12-style capsule mics I forget about, but Mojaves are also bright. mk-105 lol, and 251 also strikes me as a good rap mic.

Sorry to hear about your C12VR... Esp. as you provided a serial number, I hope it's spotted soon and can be returned to you in a matter of months.
Old 12th May 2022
  #1250
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🎧 10 years
Sm 57
Sm 7b
Wa 87
Cm3
Slate ml-2
Sennheiser 421
Sennheiser md21
Sm pro audio MC04(cheap ribbon)
AKG D112
Old 12th May 2022
  #1251
Currently:
2x CAD M179
1x Rode NTG3
8x Oktava MK-012 (hypercardioid)
1x AT4050
2x iSK Pearl
1x Behringer B2 Pro
1x iSK BM600
1x Deity S-Mic 2 (really trying to sell it)
3x iSK ICDM
1x Sennheiser MKH 8050
2x Line Audio CM4
-Bought a Deity S-Mic 2S that I knew I wanted to return within minutes of plugging it in, crazy high self noise (not the advertises 15 dBA, it was louder than mics with 24 dBA noise) and terrible rejection
-Not a mic but I have a Triton Fethead Phantom for my lower output condensers

Probably gonna add some of the Mic Booster Clippy lavs soon. Also considering some of the T power Sennheiser MKH mics as a way to get legit cheap ones. Maybe also a couple Behringer B5s because those are surprisingly good sounding for the price and have an omni cap in addition to the cardioid.
Old 14th May 2022 | Show parent
  #1252
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🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by excelcruz ➡️
Welp... had a microphone stolen from us (AKG C12vr serial number #152 , so if anyone sees it pop up on resale let me know!.. they failed to take the cable and power supply though lol).

Rocking a CU-29 for rap vocals which was a great compliment to the C12vr... anyone got ideas to compliment that now in the $2K range.. a brighter type mic sorta like the C12vr?
From my experience, I wouldn’t classify the Mojave’s as bright - I shot out the MA-300 against the copperhead and they sounded practically identical (both 67 style capsules), and both amazing mics. The Mojave 201 is stupidly awesome - it sounds balanced and ever so slightly present, with this gentle bell lift through the upper mids that helps it cut through in a mic (that’s in comparison to an 87).
The brightest of the Mojave’s is the MA-1000 - but it doesn’t feel bright - but rather detailed in the highs. For $2k you can cop one used - that is an edge-terminated CK12 style capsule, so will give you closed to C12VR.
I’ve ended up buying (and then selling) a lot of mics, and over time the Mojave’s have become my benchmark for sound. They’re not just great budget mics - they’re great mics period! I luv my Mojave’s so I always got to jump in and share my experience when I hear someone reference them in passing.

Of course, there are MANY great mics out there, and YMMV - but that’s the fun of it!

Still looking for a 47 style mic. My bet is on Martin Kantola from Nordic Audio Labs. His NU-100k looks killer too.

PS - the Chandler REDD is another mic I like that fits this category - it’s similar(ish) to the MA-1000, but 2x the price. Sweet mic tho.
Old 15th May 2022
  #1253
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🎧 10 years
Recently at home: Audio-Technica AE5400
Other my own:
Neumann/Gefell UM57 Vintage Tube
LOMO 19A19 Vintage Tube
Oktava ML19 Vintage Ribbon

In the studio: mostly vintage Neumann U87 and UM57; M149
Old 21st May 2022
  #1254
Here for the gear
I've made some changes since my first post:

LDC:
Audio Technica AT2020
Audio Technica AT4040
Audio Technica AT4050/LE
MXL 9000
MXL 990
Neumann TLM102
Neumann TLM103
Warm Audio WA-47jr
Rode NT1-A (Matched Pair)
AKG P420 x2

SDC:
Rode M5 (Matched Pair)
MXL 991
Behringer C-2 (Matched Pair)
Shure MV88

Ribbon:
MXL R144HE
Beyerdynamic M160

Dynamic:
Shure Beta 58A x5
Shure SM58 x4
Shure SM57 x4
Shure PGA48 x3
Shure MV7X
Sennheiser e609 x2
Sennheiser e604 x4
Rode PodMic
Telefunken M82
Audix D6
CAD KBM412
CAD TSM411 x2
AKG P4

Boundary:
Shure Beta 91A

Drum Mic Sets:
CAD Pro-7
Behringer BC1200

Wireless:
Shure SM58 GLX-D
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Old 4 weeks ago | Show parent
  #1255
Gear Head
 
🎧 5 years
Dynamic
Samson Q2U (my oldest surviving mic - the HP20 headphones have long since rotted away)
AKG P5i (I love AKG mics - even more than most Shure ones and even Neumann!)
Studiomaster KM92 (budget Shure SM58 clone mainly intended for the European market)
Studiomaster KM52 (switched version of the KM92, which I might junk because I can't repair it)

Condenser
Neat King Bee 1 in pristine condition complete with original box and accessories
Old 1 day ago | Show parent
  #1256
Here for the gear
 
I've sold off the last of my name brand LDCs (a 414B-ULS) and now am entirely using my own builds and mods. I have a constantly changing collection of Center and Edge Terminated capsule mics in both Tranformer-coupled and Transformerless circuit configs. Besides that, I have the usual drawer full of '57s and other stuff like that.
Old 1 day ago | Show parent
  #1257
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21 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drummer406 ➡️
I've made some changes since my first post:

LDC:
Audio Technica AT2020
Audio Technica AT4040
Audio Technica AT4050/LE
MXL 9000
MXL 990
Neumann TLM102
Neumann TLM103
Warm Audio WA-47jr
Rode NT1-A (Matched Pair)
AKG P420 x2

SDC:
Rode M5 (Matched Pair)
MXL 991
Behringer C-2 (Matched Pair)
Shure MV88

Ribbon:
MXL R144HE
Beyerdynamic M160

Dynamic:
Shure Beta 58A x5
Shure SM58 x4
Shure SM57 x4
Shure PGA48 x3
Shure MV7X
Sennheiser e609 x2
Sennheiser e604 x4
Rode PodMic
Telefunken M82
Audix D6
CAD KBM412
CAD TSM411 x2
AKG P4

Boundary:
Shure Beta 91A

Drum Mic Sets:
CAD Pro-7
Behringer BC1200

Wireless:
Shure SM58 GLX-D
Always in original cardboard packaging? Looks like a shelf at the local gear pusher ;-)
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