Originally Posted by Roccisano1
Anyhow we have been very impressed with the MC3, so much in fact we plan on hosting and posting a mic shootout with the Kam MC3 using the vocal capsule, Neumann TLM 102, AKG 414, and a Gauge ECM-87. You can suggest other mics and if I have it, I will throw it in too.
Originally Posted by artfull audio
There are subtle differences between the tlm 102 and the mc3. I really enjoy the neumann, but IMHO the mc3 is a must have for my locker as well. That's right I'm that local producer..
I really look forward to shooting out those mics. I'm curious as to who will like what and why. I was simply impressed with the Kam even before I bought the neumann. Truthfully I can't say enough good things about either mic. But then again, I like steak & lobster..
...the mic that is currently setting the new standard for affordable LDCs is the newly revised MXL 2003A...we recently shot it out against other popular choices in the "low-end" category, as well as some modded LDCs for some perspective...if you really want to compare the MC3 to a mic that many have been most impressed with, try throwing the 2003A on your shootout list...you can check out our shootout here: Mxl 2003a
or, you can hear a slightly modded 2003a compared with a vintage Neumann U87 here: Award-winning microphone engineering from Michael Joly
...I don't mean to throw a wrench in your gears here, but to really give your MC3 shootout some true "low-end" reference credibility, why not add a current favorite to the menu...let's hear what the MC3 has to offer for $200 against the $150 2003A...while the TLM102 is an improvement over Neumann's TLM103, it's still another overpriced "N-mann" product considering what can be had for less than half the price these days...
...the ECM-87 is just a re-branded $50 Nady SCM900, so it bears little relevance IMHO...
...steak and lobster are fine, but sometimes a great burger is the best-bang-for-the-buck when you're hungry (or ready to buy your next mic)...