I was looking to buy a couple of verstile condesors, so I was thinking about a couple of the new akg 414s (xlII or xls). I often see people mentioning that the best c414s were the older ones which still used the c12 capsule. I also see alot of people with good things to say about the advanded audio microphones, one of which is the cm-414 which is based on the older c12 capsule 414s. So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the new 414s and the cm-414 and could maybe tell me how the cm-414s compare.
I know the cm-414 has one less pickup pattern and I believe only one bass roll off option, but thats not a big concern for me, especially at $300 less.
Also if anyone has any recordings done with the cm414 I would love to hear them. It seems the only fet mic from advanced audio I can find any sound samples of are the cm-47.
EDIT: I did find this http://soundcloud.com/stillwaterstud...1-dry-no-eq-no
but it doesn't give alot of details, such as which c414 was used, placement, etc. I did notice listening to it though, that the advanced audio cm-47 fet sounds a little closer to the c414, and doesn't seem to have the some of the harshness and midrange boost that the cm-414 has. So I guess I will also ask if anyone has compared the cm-47 fet to the cm-414, and how the cm-47fet might work as a general purpose mic. I know the cm-47fet doesn't have the figure 8 pattern, but other than that does anyone have any opinions?