Greetings from the past
Greetings from the past, 2007.
I'm surprised there weren't opinions offered on this series of recordings.
Having said that, I listened to them, and I immediately discovered I'm not in the habit of listening to recordings of a single cymbal! So first, I had to just find out the identifiable "parts" of the sound of this cymbal. Others, who listen to this kind of source all of the time, would not have any problem to identify differences immediately (I think).
As to lack of responses, perhaps this was due to how the files are presented. Dual mono, with the Schoeps always on the left and the other mic's on the right.
For those of you who like myself find this a little impractical, let me suggest this way: Open all of the files simultaneously in some simple player-for example, QuickTime player.
Listen to the right channel only, and your right speaker only. This is a much easier way for me, at least, to hear and compare the files. (There is a file where the Schoeps is also on the right side, so that can be used as a point of comparison to the others.)
Evidently, there is a Part 1 to this thread, but I don't know where that would be.
I still have not puzzled out the differences, but I'd be very interested in hearing from people who can make faster judgements about such things-whether I might agree or not. It's easier for me to hear differences in the fundamental and lower partials, rather than the upper partials of the cymbal. But that's just from my own experience or inexperience, and/or my hearing limitations.
Some files are presented twice, so locate the wave versions further down the thread. It's a somewhat inconvenient download, but if you persist you'll find the free download links.