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Whats in your mic locker? Low-End Theory
Old 18th August 2004
Gear Nut
waxnsteel's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I wouldn't call it a locker, but...
KMS105(Take off the windscreen and try it for recording)
Beta 58
e609 Silver
ND 868
ND 468(2)
Old 19th August 2004
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
as of today.....

soundelux u-195
gefell m-930
cad m-9
cad e-100
josephson c42 (x2)
sennheiser 421 (x2)
shure sm-7b
shure sm-58
shure sm-57 (x2)
beyer m-201
ev 635a
ev re-20
audio technica atm-25
eminence speaker 'mic'

Old 20th August 2004
Here for the gear
🎧 15 years
A few new pictures of some old mics.
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Old 20th August 2004
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🎧 15 years
#2 old mics
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Old 20th August 2004
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Old 20th August 2004
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Since there's no way on earth to follow Mike's locker ... I'll be the patsy to break the ice. I do about 4 record a year with these:

KAT4 Set
Korby FETs a.k.a "Stubby"
2 Josephson C42s
2 Unidyne III 57s
2 Avenson Omni's (was Stapes)
Audix D6
2 Audix D4s
Audix CX-111
Marshall LDC
Shure SM55
Altec Bridcage
2 AT 873s

and a handful of lesser mics that seldom see daylight

Pre Amplification:
1x Martech MSS-10
1x API 512 b ("b" is for Bass)
4x Vintech 473
2x Aurora GTQ2
2x Chandler EMI TG2

Pres I once had:
Flamingo, MP2NV, Hardy, A Designs MP-2, Focusrite, Vintech 1272, UA 2108 ...
Old 20th August 2004
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djui5's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Mike wins...........

All of a sudden all mic lockers I've been in personally suck.

Well.....the last big commercial studio wasen't bad....but still....
Old 20th August 2004
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gear chick's Avatar
🎧 15 years
sm57 & 58s

There's more coming. I've got to keep up with you guys, about $15,000 should do it. heh
Old 20th August 2004
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heinz's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I only record drums & gtrs in my lil noise shack

2x SM57
NS10 speaker mic

they go into

16ch Speckmix MkII
Old 20th August 2004
Gear Addict
Tousana's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Originally posted by Tousana
I wouldn't say it's an impressive list but it works for me:

(3) AKG 460’s-2 w/ cardioid & omni capsules
(1) AKG D112
(1) AKG 451w/Blue LD Capsule
(2) Audio Technica 4033’s
(2) Beyer M 160 Ribbon’s
(2) Blue Kiwi Muti-patteren Condenser
(3) Sennhieser 504’s
(1) Sennhieser 609 Silver
(2) Shure SM 57’s
(1) Shure BETA 52
(1) Shure SM 98
(1) Shure SM 7
(1) Shure SM 91
(2) Shure KSM 141’s
Just to add to the party, I use these pre's:
Hardy M1's (x4)
Neve 1272's (x2) Averil not reissues
Audix 1073A's (x2) Vintage British
Drawmer 1960heh
Old 20th August 2004
Lives for gear
echorec's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Originally posted by djui5
Mike wins...........
Yep, beautiful collection and beautiful pictures. I was about to add my little locker list but.... nah
Old 28th September 2004
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🎧 15 years
Old 28th September 2004
Here for the gear
🎧 15 years
Re: Whats in your mic locker?

Originally posted by planet red
So I've been ignoring my mic collection for awhile, while I've been buying up a bunch of outboard... now its back to my mic collection. I've got all my basics covered so its time to buy some fun stuff. So far I have.....

2 421's
4 57's
2 octava 012's
2 AT 25's
2 of those EV mics with swiveling ball thing... i always forget the model #
A rode NTK
And a bunch more random stuff.

I like keeping pairs of stuff around if you cant tell. So im thinking 2 new SD condensors... suggestions? 2 blue baby bottles, and a soundelux 195. I'd really love some ribbons too, but if I pick all these up I wont have any more of a mic budget for awhile.

At some point I want to get a really nice vocal mic like the blue bottle, but I think I'll be able to get by without one if I pick these things up...

So what do you guys have? I have to admit I'm way more of a outboard slut then mic slut. Even though mic choice makes more or a difference in sound they just never seem as *fun* to buy.
Rode NT4
Rode NT5
Earthworks QTC1
BLUE Baby Bottle
CAD E100 Microphone

Much needed expansion of inventory for thee. Love the Earthworks and the Rode's.
Old 28th September 2004
Gear Nut
Lindell 2nd's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Mike C,
you are a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very sick man!!! That has to be
the most beautiful mic collection I have ever seen. Your outboard collection is as
stunnings as your mic collection.

You should defenetly be a guest moderator and talk about all those recordings at
your studio, plus I bet you have a gazillion fun gear storys to tell..... JULES!!! where are you?!?!?!
Old 29th September 2004
Gear Nut
Bowisc's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I run a small, low $ project studio.
Here's what I have in my cabinet.

Rode NTK (w/ NOS Siemens)
Rode NT2
Studio Projects C3
Studio Projects B1 (2)
Gefell M930
Marshall V93
Marshall V67
Marshall V69
BLUE Baby Bottle

Marshall MXL 603S (2)
Oktava MC012 (2)
Behringer ECM8000 (2)
Josephson C42 (2)

Shure SM-57 (2)
EV RE-20
EV 635a
Shure SM-7B
AKG D310
Sennheiser E609

Royer R-121
Old 29th September 2004
Lives for gear
De chromium cob's Avatar
🎧 15 years
My home studios selection-

Neumann U67 modified by Klaus Heyne
Neumann U47FET
Sony C-800
Neumann KM84i (2)
DPA (B&K) 4011 (2)
Schoeps M221B
AKG 414-EBs with brass C-12 capsules (2)
LOMO 19a19 (2)
Sony C-37a
Sony C-38b
Royer Labs R-121
Altec M11 'Coke Bottle'(2)
Sennheiser MD 421 (4)
Sennheiser MD 504/604 (3)
Sennheiser MD 409
Beyer Dynamic M-260 (2)
Beyer Dynamic M-88 Classic limited edition (2)
Beyer Dynamic M-500 Classic limited edition
Beyer Dynamic Soundstar X1N
Beyer Dynamic MC740
Electrovoice RE-20 (2)
AKG D-12
AKG D-125
Audio Technica ATM35
Audio Technica ATM25
Audio Technica 4047
Audio Technica Pro 37R
Shure Sm-7 (2)
Shure Beta 52
Shure Beta 57a
Shure Beta 57
Shure Beta 58a
Shure Sm 58
Shure Sm-57 (2)
Shure 545 SD
Old 5th October 2004
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1 Review written
🎧 15 years
and my tiny collection:

1x UM57
2x CMV563 with 2xM7, 2xM55K, 3xM8

strong characters, sometimes wonderfull, sometimes lacks certain modern clarity

1x MKH405 (T-Powered)

avesome bass response, I like it on FX type sounds... but it sounds nice on certain instruments and I worked miraculously on one voiceover, but it is dark sounding


my first LD, it is sharp and harsh sometimes, but it is the only mic out of my collection that has "modern" sound and when boosting lots of hights isn't and option, I have to choose this mic


Manley Dual Mono Mic Pre > Lavry Blue AD

Latest additions:

AKG D224
Old 21st June 2005 | Show parent
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
1x BLUE Cactus
1x BLUE Dragonfly
1x TelefunkenUSA Ela M 251
2x AKG 414TLII
2x AKG 451B
3x Shure SM57
1x Audio Technica 4040
1x Audix D6
2x Earthworks SR77
2x Earthworks QTC30
For my humble project studio...................
Old 21st June 2005 | Show parent
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
Originally Posted by missilanious
1x TelefunkenUSA Ela M 251
For my humble project studio...................
i posted a thread about a month ago enquiring about the teleUSA mics.
what with all of the recent controversy, it was impossible to get a serious response from anyone.
how are U finding Ur teleUSA? is it a non-hyped sounding mic w/ scads of detail? what mic pres/channel strips are u using w/ it?
tell me.
tell me.
Old 21st June 2005 | Show parent
Gear Guru
NathanEldred's Avatar
7 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
Mics that never leave (I have more but they rotate and aren't ALWAYS here at the studio, but are available at special request):

1 x Neumann U47
1 x Soundelux U99
1 x Soundelux E250
1 x Soundelux ELUX 251
1 x Soundelux iFET7
2 x Soundelux U195
3 x Neumann KM84
2 x Neumann KM86
1 x Neumann KM88
2 x Neumann SM69 FET (stereo)
1 x Royer 121
2 x Royer 122
2 x AEA R84
1 x AEA R92
1 x AKG D112
1 x Shure SM-7b
2 x Shure SM-57
3 x Sennheiser e604
2 x Sennheiser e609
3 x Neumann TLM103
2 x Sennheiser 421
Old 21st June 2005 | Show parent
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
After having it for two days and evalueating it up against vintage ones, I'm finding the one I own to be in the middle of all the ones I've heard. Mine has A little more low mids and bass than some of the vintage models and a little less top end around 12k than some of the vintage ones I've heard. I got to here it up against some of the models they have at ocean way and one at my freinds studio, also got to here and use the soundelux version. the soundelux seemed more hyped than all of the others I've heard. The one I owned seemed very close to the best one at ocean as said before one had more low mids and bass while the ocean way had a little more top. One thing very noticible about mine was the noise floor was much lower than the vintage models and the tubes weren't clipping the transients either like the older ones, also mine had a smoother and cleaner tone once again due to the unused tubes and lack of aging. Everyone at tele was great and very informitive (I drove to the factory and picked it up in person.) and I also got to here there U47's up against some vintage ones and in that case the vintage one sounded identicle to the new tele one, except for some compression artifacts heard in the vintage. best way to describe it is the old one sounds umm old, and the new one sounds new, but they sounded identicle in terms of freq responce and pickup but different in noise and dynamic range. Teleusa is a great company I see doing more bussiness with in the future. What string or chain i'm using for it is Ela M 251----------GRME1NV----------Manley Elop---------Rosetta 800----------PT HD2.
Old 22nd June 2005 | Show parent
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
Originally Posted by missilanious
After having it for two days ....
so, kinda like broken in as opposed to a few hours old.
i can certainly dig that.
thanx so much for the detailed answer. exactly what i needed to know.
Old 22nd June 2005
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
Whats in your mic locker?


Cascade v55 Tube Lg diaphragm
Neumann TLM 103 Lg diaphragm
AKG 414 Lg diaphragm
Rode NTK Tube (2) Lg diaphragm
Royer R-121 Ribbon mic
Oktava MC012 (2) Condenser
AT 4041 Condenser
ATM63 Dynamic Instr.
ATM41a Dynamic Vocal
Sennheiser 421 Dynamic
Shure SM57 (2) Dynamic
AKG D112 Dynamic
Sennheiser e604 (3) Hypercardioid

I really wish I had another 421. These are great on snare and toms period! The AKG 414 was modified by Mike Williams. Multi-polar patterns. My advice to anyone looking for a VERY high quality vocal mic under 5 bills. The Cascade v55 valve with new-old stock Mullard tube. It's at the Top of this list for a reason. I've also heard great things about the Studio Projects T3, and the new AEA Ribbon but I think they're more $$.
Old 22nd June 2005 | Show parent
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
Whats in your mic locker?

BTW Mike, that's museum level stuff. WOW. I've worked with a few of those over the years but what a collection and what condition? Thanks for sharing. I would have to say that collection equals my entire studio budget. I'd be curious to know.
Old 22nd June 2005 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years

Altec M11 (150A + 21D)
AKG D112
AKG C451B x 2
AKG CK61/ULS + homebuilt Altec M30 copy
AKG CK62/ULS + homebuilt Altec M30 copy
Homebuilt based on C12, AKG C12VR replacement capsule
Oktava MK012 x 2 (modded)
Neumann TLM103
Audio Technica Pro37R x 2 (modded)
Audio Technica 4033a x 2
Audio Technica 4050
Sennheiser MD421
Sennheiser E855 x 2
Shure SM57 x 2
Shure SM58 x 3
Shure Beta 57A
Radio Shack PZM w/ upgraded capsule + phantom electronics


Radio Shack Lav Mic w/ phantom electronics
Homebuilt mic, based on a PE M7-like capsule, 6AH6 tube, sowter transfomer
Homebuilt mic, solid-state, my own capsule.
Studio Projects mic body and electronics with my own capsule.
Homebuilt mic, tube, 6AU6, DIY capsule based on a Sony C37


AKG C1000
AKG C419
AKG C411
Old 22nd June 2005 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Soundelux U95S
Soundelux U195
Neumann U87
(2) AKG 414-B/ULS
(2) AKG 460B
AKG D112
Audio Technica 4047/SV
Sennheiser 441
(2) Sennheiser 421
Sennheiser 602e
Shure SM-7B
(3) Shure SM-57
Beyer M88

Adding a couple Royer 121s next month...
Old 22nd June 2005 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
I recently sold off my AKG C-1000 and 421's, so now I'm left with just my Superlux CM-H8A Large condensor mic, and a few old junk mics, and a cheap Shure for dj'ing....so what's the plan for the future..?????

Seriously considering a Marshal MXL V69 and one or two more of the Superlux's...that would make me happy....

as for anybody else, they can and do supply their own mics.
Old 24th July 2005 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
PanHandled Collection

"Spare a Quarter?" will get you all of these

Electro Voice 660
Electro Voice 664=the Buchannan Hammer!
Audix D2=Bottom Snare!
Audix D3=Good Bass Mic
Shure Sm57=Vocal Destroyer
Shure BG 1.1=crap but works for dumb!
Dapic VG736=REALLY ChEAP Mic from india....awesome on HiHat SMASH!
Beyer 834=fine
r0de NT1 =fine
RCA 77D=touchy
****ty Cad Kick Mic= bleagh..good for XTra Dumb Boom
Shure 50 AC TelePhone Acoustic Coupler=Vocal OverDubs? and HOW
and about 3 RadioShack Optimus....these rule and were stolen from the Shack by punkers...THANKS DaN! <--not my idea....but funny none-the-Less
getting another ribbon this week...HeLL Yes!
Old 24th July 2005 | Show parent
perhaps everyone else got their post in already, but when the thread began i decided to just watch.

schoeps cmc641 stereo set
aea r84
soundelux u195
neumann km84
gefell um70s (anyone know of anyone selling one? i want to make a pair)
shure sm7b
akai m8 dynamic mics that look like little speakers.
akg d112
Old 25th July 2005 | Show parent
Gear Head
Linus's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Coles 4038 x 2
Lomo 19A19
Sennheiser MD409
SM 57
Oktava 012 x 2
EV 666
Oktava 219

It's not much but it covers the bases for me.
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