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DAV Vs Audient

DAV No.2 MKII Vs Audient Mico (x2)

Seem to be quite similar.

No comment on the "there is already a thread between DAV and Audient" ... I did not find it relevant... so such a comment will not be appreciated.

This will be for the Snare Bottom, Rack Tom, HH, and Room mics.

To be used in conjunction with an API 3124 and SSL Alpha VHD for the rest of the drum kit in an excellent room with solid microphones, apogee/lynx conversion and PT|HD.

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I regularly use a Mico and a BG1, and IMO they are two different products.
Sonically, I'd put both in the "clean-ish" category, but I feel the Mico is a bit rounder, while the DAV is a bit more transparent. But they're really different shades of the same (non-)color.
But the feature set is totally different.
You be the judge whether you need 4 channels of S/PDIF ADC, 2 Variphase tools and 2 saturation circuits.
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(...)No comment on the "there is already a thread between DAV and Audient" ... I did not find it relevant... so such a comment will not be appreciated.(...)
Then, why not check out individual threads relating to each of the 2 , and then draw your own conclusions?
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I regularly use a Mico and a BG1, and IMO they are two different products.
Sonically, I'd put both in the "clean-ish" category, but I feel the Mico is a bit rounder, while the DAV is a bit more transparent. But they're really different shades of the same (non-)color.
But the feature set is totally different.
You be the judge whether you need 4 channels of S/PDIF ADC, 2 Variphase tools and 2 saturation circuits.

Then, why not check out individual threads relating to each of the 2 , and then draw your own conclusions?
Gotcha. I did do this... but I wanted to find someone who used both side by side... like you. I know they are both clean... but I wanted to know the different characteristics between the two side by side.

Could you give me a little more feedback?? How useful is the saturation on the mico?
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Could you give me a little more feedback?? How useful is the saturation on the mico?
Originally got it for the ADC, kinda "poor man's A2D", so I could use a MOTU converter's digital ins.

I think I used the HMX only once or twice, on a Rhodes and on vocals, IIRC.
I'd personally like the max setting to be less grungy (about 1/3 to 1/2) and have a finer resolution on what's left. The lower settings do a nice thickening job, but can be tricky to fine-tune.

The Variphase is much simpler in layout than, say, a IBP; but it works.
Mostly I've used the DAV on overheads and the Mico on toms or roommics.

I'll probably replace the Mico first.
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