Originally Posted by Funny Cat
No worries. I understand your point, which is why I attached the raw unprocessed file so you can get a ruff idea of what it sounds like all on its own with no processing.
I honestly could have used the track without the LDC added but just chose to combine the R44 with the LDC for aesthetic purposes. Had this been a jazz track I would have used the R44 alone but this needs to cut through on the radio. I think it's really no different than how folks speak very highly of the Royer R121 but usually mix it with with a 57 etc. when tracking electric guitars. I certainly wouldn't mic guitar cabs with just a single R121. It doesn't take away from the mic in any way though.
Also remember, I only paid $40 bucks for the mic and this post was initially in support of an earlier post [in this thread] saying that these cheap
Chinese ribbon mics are actually better than many seem to realize. So heck yeah...I'm happy with the mic. I certainly didn't expect it to be this good. Like I said, I just wanted to get into some DIY'ing and experimenting without losing $$$.
They are just very useable, IME but I guess I need to say YM
................you know the drill.
Cool. Hmmmmm $40? crazy! Mine came today $67 including shipping!!!-how in the hell do they cross the ocean from China and still be soooo cheap? And it looks great and hopefully sounds even better! Haven't checked it out yet. I'm VERY green at this though I'm an old pro-toured the US with Bob James in another life bla bla bla-do you think it'll be good for micing a Champ amp with a Strat?
Thanks so much for the clip etc.....