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New ADK Cremona and Berlin mics being tested in my studio right now!
Old 31st January 2009
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New ADK Cremona and Berlin mics being tested in my studio right now!

*Edit... apparently, the hosting site for these samples is somehow banned on GS. WHy, I don't know, but the blotted out words are ''hear the gear''. No spaces, followed by .com**

After some conversations with Larry at ADK, I managed to get a few of ADKs higher end mics into my studio. I believe these are pre-production models, I don't think the mics are even available for purchase yet. I'm doing extensive testing of them, and samples will all be forthcoming.

In the meantime, there is a good sample of the new Cremona 251 and the Berlin 47 (both FET mics) along with samples of the Hamburg II and the Vienna II (also FETs) above a drum kit available here:


And a few other ADK custom shop mic samples on my voice, here:


I'll be updating with new samples over the next few days.
Old 24th March 2009
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and, how do you like them?
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Holy cow! This is an old thread.

I ended up keeping the Cremona. Here's my experience with them:
Berlin- This mic has a pretty strong presence and a mellow top end. It has that "on the radio" sound that many vocals have on old 70s records, if that makes sense. It's hard to explain. It reminds me a bit of a Shure SM7b, too. I used it for stacking BG vocals and it worked very well, I thought. Defiinitely "retro."

Cremona- This is a very full sounding mic, with a boost (as you'd expect) way up high. The bottom end is big, and it really brought out the "air" in the cymbals on the kit I was mic'ing. It sounded nice on my voice, too. PRetty natural sounding. I also liked it on the female vocal I auditioned it with.

I kept the Cremona because it was more different from my ADK TC 67AU than was the Berlin. The Berlin has a similar (not at all identical) coloration on some sources to the TC 67, but the 67 did more of what I wanted. The cremona will do different things well than the Berlin (and the TC 67) and that's why I kept it.
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