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Microphone Shootout-Blue Kiwi,AKG C-414,Neumann TLM 193,Neumann TLM 193,Shure SM-58
Old 24th November 2012
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Microphone Shootout-Blue Kiwi,AKG C-414,Neumann TLM 193,Neumann TLM 193,Shure SM-58

Here is a shootout between four well known microphones, Blue Kiwi, AKG C414, Neumann TLM 193 & Shure SM58.


Microphone Shootouts-Blind test (Neumann TLM 193, Blue Kiwi, AKG C414, Shure SM58) by Octaves Studio on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

Samples are played in the order its mentioned & separated by a beep.


1. Blue Kiwi
2. AKG C414
3. Neumann TLM 193
4. Shure SM 58

P.S: All the samples are recorded through Universal Audio Solo 610 Preamp. Except SM 58, all other mics are recorded at same gain. For better quality, download is enabled.

Recorded at Octaves Studio, Chennai, India
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Old 25th December 2012
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Thanks for the shootout! Really great singer.

I think the first sample is the 193 (a little mellow and rich)
The second sample is the Kiwi (brightest)
The third sample is the 414 (brighter than the 1st, less bright than the 2nd)
The fourth sample is the SM58 (that moving coil sound)

The singer is good enough that any of these could have worked. Soloed, I really loved the sound of the 193 (or whatever the first sample was). Full and rich and inviting. After that, the 414, then a toss-up between the kiwi and the 58, which were both good but less so than the 1st and 3rd samples.
Old 25th December 2012
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Which 414?
Old 25th December 2012
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Michael E's Avatar
🎧 10 years
I like 1 & 3.
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