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don't get me started on the sm7 (or the c1000)!
The c1000… I disliked that mic even when the home recording world seemed to love it. As Bob Hope almost sang, “Thanks for the (bad) memories…”
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  #62
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Originally Posted by Bushman ➡️
The c1000… I disliked that mic even when the home recording world seemed to love it. As Bob Hope almost sang, “Thanks for the (bad) memories…”
AKG C1000S. Was the first and worst mic I ever owned. At first listen it's not that bad. The more you work with it, the worse it gets.
Old 29th June 2021
  #63
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Mike Oldfield
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  #64
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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah ➡️
sorry but the m88's and md441's pattern IS very narrow when compared to say the tlm170r in wide cardioid!
!
We can be very narrow minded though here!
Chris
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Originally Posted by Bushman ➡️
If it’s a mic smackdown, dibs on the Buchanan Hammer.
My backup would be the Warm 47. It probably won’t work as a microphone after heavy contact, but that big boy is a skull crusher.
If we're talking mics as weapons, I'm choosing the RE20!!!
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  #66
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Originally Posted by Drumsound ➡️
If we're talking mics as weapons, I'm choosing the RE20!!!
The Warm 47, at 9lbs, makes the RE20, at 3lbs 4oz, a “girlie mic” in comparison.
(You have to imagine Schwarzenegger’s voice on “girlie mic” to make the phrase work… kind of)
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If we're talking mics as weapons, I'm choosing the RE20!!!
BK-5. That's a heavy sturdy casing.
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Originally Posted by Bushman ➡️
The Warm 47, at 9lbs, makes the RE20, at 3lbs 4oz, a “girlie mic” in comparison.
(You have to imagine Schwarzenegger’s voice on “girlie mic” to make the phrase work… kind of)
Depends.
You can THROW the RE20 farther.
Chris
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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah ➡️
sorry but the m88's and md441's pattern IS very narrow when compared to say the tlm170r in wide cardioid!

anyway, as much as i love and as often as i use my dynamic mics (mostly live), i'd rather have but a pair of multipattern ldc's than a locker full of dynamic mics - luckily, i have both (and then some)...

..but pls don't get me started on the sm7 (or the c1000)!
No argument there. A 170r in wide is uncommon. Darn near omni. But it's legit cardioid pattern is in line with standard cardioids.

I'd probably rarely use it's wide directional (can't even call it cardioid as it lacks the classic heart shape) Standard cardioid would get most use. But outside of continuously variable pattern mics like the Mojave 300 and 1000, this kind of pattern is not common.

But again, if one uses different patterns a lot, one would certainly be better off with a mic like an Aston Spirit, Avatone CV12 or sE4400; given the OP limit of $500US.
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  #70
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Depends.
You can THROW the RE20 farther.
Chris
About 20 years ago, I had one fall out of the clip onto my head from 5 feel up when I was adjusting the stand base. I think I still have a scar. Literally saw stars and might have been knocked cold for a few seconds.
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Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 ➡️
Depends.
You can THROW the RE20 farther.
Chris
Now that would be a completely new kind of mic comparison. I’m in!
Old 29th June 2021
  #72
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my original model SM7...because I can actually make money with it.
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  #73
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Originally Posted by Bushman ➡️
The Warm 47, at 9lbs, makes the RE20, at 3lbs 4oz, a “girlie mic” in comparison.
(You have to imagine Schwarzenegger’s voice on “girlie mic” to make the phrase work… kind of)
Seriously 9 POUNDS!?! That's heafty.

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BK-5. That's a heavy sturdy casing.
All metal construction.
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Now that would be a completely new kind of mic comparison. I’m in!
Certainly stunning. Bound to generate hits.
Chris
P.S. But sorry to hear about Kenny's experience.
Old 29th June 2021
  #75
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EV 664 can do some damage…

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Old 29th June 2021
  #76
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So that's where my '64 Chevy hood ornament,
ended up.
Chris
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  #77
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Certainly stunning. Bound to generate hits.
Chris
P.S. But sorry to hear about Kenny's experience.
Thanks... I guess I'm just glad it wasn't a Warm 47!
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EV 664 can do some damage…

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Nice thing about this one is that if you throw it, the stand brings it right back to you.
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EV 664 can do some damage…

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Those were everywhere back in the 60s & 70's. And as I recall they had that funky screw on connector that was prone to malfunction at the cable connector...mostly due to cheap cable and the cable side connector.
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Seriously 9 POUNDS!?.
I at first thought they meant the mic in its wooden case, but no, that’s 13 pounds.
I have one and confirmed that it is 9lbs. It needs a serious stand.
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  #81
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I at first thought they meant the mic in its wooden case, but no, that’s 13 pounds.
I have one and confirmed that it is 9lbs. It needs a serious stand.
You'd still pick 5 sennheiser 835s though right? 2 strung together like nunchucks with an xlr cable and the other three in your belt to throw from a distance.

I'm actually starting to come around...
Old 29th June 2021
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Certainly Bushman. not a mic stand designed for the Comedy Store or Improv.
Only a serious stand.
Chris
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  #83
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Originally Posted by sirjuxtable ➡️
You'd still pick 5 sennheiser 835s though right? 2 strung together like nunchucks with an xlr cable and the other three in your belt to throw from a distance.

I'm actually starting to come around...
Wasn't "Nunchuck" that movie where Chuck Norris had to fight off the evil Real Estate developer...
That wanted to replace the Nunnery with a Strip Mall?
(a bad habit BTW)

Next thing you know T-Shirts and Pants would be half off. But Chuck made them pay.
In fact, quite a striking film.

Chris
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  #84
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Originally Posted by kennybro ➡️
A 170r in wide is uncommon. Darn near omni. But it's legit cardioid pattern is in line with standard cardioids.
i dunno and don't care about others - it's that pattern i mostly use; same for the tlm107 (and oc818).

anyway, i just mentioned the tlm170 to illustrate some of the benefits of what i consider to be a 'true' multipattern ldc (or actually mdc) - i know it's far above
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the OP limit of $500US.
which is why i suggested hunting for an used c414 which around here (with some luck) can be found for this price.

other/newer mics including those you mentioned i dunno and hence cannot comment.



p.s. owners of c1000's should get banned from this forum for 1000 days!
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  #85
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not a mic stand designed for the Comedy Store or Improv. Only a serious stand.
Absolutely. None of those stands that smirk and smile, with their spidery crack addict legs and tiny, useless counterweights. The Warm 47 needs, no, REQUIRES a stand that is to other stands what the Tiger II was to other WW2 tanks. (Fake Germans take themselves even more seriously than real Germans.)
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  #86
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Originally Posted by sirjuxtable ➡️
You'd still pick 5 sennheiser 835s though right? 2 strung together like nunchucks with an xlr cable and the other three in your belt to throw from a distance.
Do you want a revolver or a cannon? At least with the 5 Senn you can miss with your first throw and still do plenty of damage.
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Lets say anything and everything but individual drums (I wont be mic'ing up any kick drums or anything like that but overheads could be a possibility)
Ok, then I’d try to find one of the condensers I’ve suggested in my earlier post.

These are all nice sounding mics, quite “natural”, they’re smooth and not boosted in the top end (like most others cheap and less cheap options). They can record just about anything quite well and are well built.



Cheu
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Originally Posted by Bushman ➡️
Do you want a revolver or a cannon? At least with the 5 Senn you can miss with your first throw and still do plenty of damage.
Prefer vintage cannon. The original 47. From Western Electric.

Unaffectionately known by grips in the 30s as the 12 pounder. If the 18" long outer shell doesn't get you, or the big iron, the shattering glass of the DHT will.



Old 29th June 2021
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Thus begat the Cannon Connecter.

Which reminds me of a story.
Including, but not limited to, UFO's/Time Travel/Legendary Celebrities/Crop Circles/Carlos Castaneda.

And some "Lost Time" on a U47, with Don Juan in Capitol Studios. (No Autotune due to him shape shifting into Rick Beato)

Then some rather unusual things too.
But I digress (for once)...
Chris
P.S. Final vote the mighty M88TG!
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  #90
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Originally Posted by MandoBastardo ➡️
Prefer vintage cannon. The original 47. From Western Electric.

Unaffectionately known by grips in the 30s as the 12 pounder. If the 18" long outer shell doesn't get you, or the big iron, the shattering glass of the DHT will.



Wow! I love to see a mic I’ve never seen before. What is the correct name for it?
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