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$300 Condesor Microphone Death Match

Posted: February 27th, 2005, 11:53am
by dotsandloops
Which mic would you choose and why? A new contestant may enter the ring, but must list sell for $300.

Posted: February 27th, 2005, 12:28pm
by dotsandloops
Having heard none of them I am going to vote for the most ludicrous reason and may well regret the AKG becuase it was used by Roland to create COSM mic modelling and I own roland VS recorder. How's that for idiocy?

BTW- these mics werechosen out of the new Musician's Friend catalogue . . price are all $299.

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 3:56am
by deadbody
I think I have used the Audio technica I loved the sound that I got from it BUT there was one major issue with it in that it was incredily sensitive and would pick up annyoingly loud converstionsfrom arcoss a room butin many sitiions this wouldn't be an issue.

though I haven't used many of that style condenser mics so the other may also have that problem

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 4:24am
by feverhawk
AK-47!11!1!!

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 4:33am
by feverhawk
Dots.. when are you gonna make public some o yo muzak? I'm imagining Slowdive meets Pet Shop Boys :wink:
No forill, what are you up to? What sound ya looking for? Skimask?

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 8:30am
by dotsandloops
feverhawk wrote:Dots.. when are you gonna make public some o yo muzak? I'm imagining Slowdive meets Pet Shop Boys :wink:
No forill, what are you up to? What sound ya looking for? Skimask?


Lol. yup, I guess it is getting to be like that. Line up change. We are hoping to test drive a few songs at an open mic within two months. Thanks for asking.
AT 4040 is winning . . why? Is this one you folks own?

Deadbody- would a preamp had helped?

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 10:33am
by Dubhear
I have Shure KSM 44s and they are amazing. I would go with the 27 based on the durability of the 44s and the reliability and customer service of Shure.



As for the problem of hearing noise from across the room... IT'S A LARGE DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER!!!!!!! Of course it's gonna pick up background noise, you buy these for their sensitivity. The pad or a noise supressor might make a difference but lowereing the sensitivity of a mic like this is like pulling two of the pistons out of your car because it has too much power.

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 6:49pm
by dotsandloops
Tell me the supposed difference between a 4040 and a 3530 AT.
Thanks.

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 6:51pm
by Creamy Algorithms
4040 is a better mic.

Posted: February 28th, 2005, 8:11pm
by dotsandloops
AT 4040

Done.

Posted: March 1st, 2005, 8:57am
by deadbody
I used it with a pre-amp.

After thinking about it I have always had room noise problems with decent mics. So i was probably a little anal about it

Anyway as long as there nothing esle going on you should be ok

Posted: March 1st, 2005, 12:09pm
by dotsandloops
Now I understand the problems with the Presonus Preamp.

I look forward to the VNP and VNC in a few months.

Posted: March 1st, 2005, 1:12pm
by Thom
To me the AT's were always at bit crispy sounding. I like the Shure

Posted: March 3rd, 2005, 3:39am
by deadbody
dotsandloops wrote:Now I understand the problems with the Presonus Preamp.

I look forward to the VNP and VNC in a few months.


I don't know if you were talking anbout my post but mine was a focusrite?
stupid M-Boxes

Posted: March 3rd, 2005, 8:15am
by dotsandloops
deadbody wrote:
dotsandloops wrote:Now I understand the problems with the Presonus Preamp.

I look forward to the VNP and VNC in a few months.


I don't know if you were talking anbout my post but mine was a focusrite?
stupid M-Boxes


See the thread in this forum about going A to D that I posted.