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ninworks
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Too Much GAS
Jan 29th, 2018 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just splurged for a new matched pair of Octava MK-012 mics. They come with interchangeable capsules. There are 2, cardioid and 2, omnidirectional capsules. They also come with a 10dB pad that is inserted directly between the mic and the capsules.

I will probably set these up for omni and just leave them that way. I already have a matched pair of Neumann KM184's that are cardioid.

Who knows? The Oktava's may sound a lot different than the Neumanns. If so, then whoopie! I like having a lot of options.

I had to feed my G.A.S. The last couple pieces of gear I bought were guitars so it was time to add to the mic locker again. I kind of go back and forth from instruments to recording gear.

I know how you guys are about pictures so......

Neat wood box

littleuch
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Jan 29th, 2018 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a pair from way way back, didn't know they still made them. Mine came in black plastic boxes and I thought I got them dirt cheap. I think I've never used them for anything but acoustic guitars and mando.

I got a new Rode NT1-A I haven't tried out yet.

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Jan 30th, 2018 03:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got one from Mr. Dadical a few years back. It's a fine, fine mic.

Does all the mic stuff I ask it to.

ninworks
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Tennessee

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Feb 7th, 2018 05:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did it again. GAS pains are dangerous when I have saved extra money.

I bought a matched pair of Roswell Pro Audio Mini k47 large diaphragm condenser mics this week. I am looking for a different sound than my AKG C414XLII and Neumann U89. The Mini k47's have the same capsule as the Neumann U47,TLM49, and M149. These mics are made in California. They are priced at $299 each.

The U89 is a fine mic but doesn't work well on many vocalists. However, it is a superb instrumental mic.

The AKG C414XLII is a great all-round mic. It works well with many different vocalists as well as in countless other applications.

These Roswell mics are probably as close to a U47 as I will ever get due to their extreme cost. I bought the U89 for $600, used, back in the early 80's. It was a month old at the time. The guy I bought it from had just knocked up his girlfriend and needed the money.

The new mics are supposed to arrive Monday. Toys toys toys. Sometimes I wonder what I would have spent all of my money on if I had never become a musician.

The only picture I have.

Juice Nichols
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Feb 7th, 2018 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The AKG C414XLII is a great all-round mic."

The C414 is probably my favorite mic in the mic locker. I've yet to discover a source that it doesn't sound great on.

ninworks
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Feb 7th, 2018 07:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The C414 is probably my favorite mic in the mic locker. I've yet to discover a source that it doesn't sound great on."

Agreed, it is a great mic. At some point I may get another one so I'll have a pair to record stereo with.

(This message was last edited by ninworks at 09:20 AM, Feb 7th, 2018)

littleuch
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Feb 7th, 2018 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No MAS! (Mic acquisition syndrome).

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ninworks
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Tennessee

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Feb 7th, 2018 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"No MAS! (Mic acquisition syndrome)."

Ha! Never thought of that.

I'm going to have to stop buying gear for awhile. Nearly spent all of my fun-money. I have to start saving up again. No mas dinero.



Achase4u

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Feb 11th, 2018 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I bought a matched pair of Roswell Pro Audio Mini k47 large diaphragm condenser mics this week. I am looking for a different sound than my AKG C414XLII and Neumann U89. The Mini k47's have the same capsule as the Neumann U47,TLM49, and M149. These mics are made in California. They are priced at $299 each."

Well, the same capsule *design*, not the same capsule. There is a difference to my ears between a genuine Sennheiser/Neumann capsule and the copies. The Roswells are great mics especially for the money, though.

ninworks
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Feb 17th, 2018 02:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Well, the same capsule *design*, not the same capsule. There is a difference to my ears between a genuine Sennheiser/Neumann capsule and the copies. The Roswells are great mics especially for the money, though."

Agreed. There's a reason for the cost difference.

The Roswells do sound quite good "for the money." I'm just trying to mix it up a bit. IMO it's always better to record something with a mic that is colored in the frequency range you want than to use a different mic and EQ the bjeesus out of it attempting to get the desired results. It seems that these days more and more of what I record is direct so the mics aren't as vital as they used to be but, they are still relevant. I intend to start recording more with mics after I get my studio built.

I'm never going to spend $4k for a U47. I would, however, spend $1500 for a good used one if I could find it.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Feb 17th, 2018 09:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wouldn't mind a couple of those little ones they make. I've only heard good things. I've had very mixed results with budget mics so I tend to stay away these days unless there is a widely accepted rep on them.

If you ever find an original u47 for $1500 dollars do anything you have to to buy it.

That said, I doubt you can find a good used one for even 4k.

Flea makes about the closest thing out there for about 4k new. But I'm going to save for the new Neumann u67 they brought back into production this year. 7k... ouch.

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