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  1. kidvybes
    1 Week Ago - permalink
    Hi Danny...the CM-6 is bright, but not so much compared to the average chinese LDC mic...it's more about detail and articulation in the top-end...be sure to try different polar-patterns for slightly different response characteristics...my favorites are the variables between cardioid and omni...if it sounds great, no worries...differences in voice, preamp and room will have a big effect on your particular results...Enjoy!
  2. vientos00
    1 Week Ago - permalink
    Kidvybes, it's me Danny. We spoke a while ago about the cm5. We'll I just bought the cm6. Just a question for ya. It sounds super warn and thick. Is this normal, or will the top end open up as the tube gets used more?
  3. kidvybes
    10th March 2014 - permalink
    No, I could not open this particular mic...gave up trying...
  4. dozajr
    10th March 2014 - permalink
    where you able to open the rode mic?
  5. kidvybes
    6th January 2014 - permalink
    You may want to reach out to Peter at Stellar for an ETA for the new shipment of CM-5s...there's a substantial savings in cost...I believe they're due later this month...Good Luck!
  6. Greenlimosine
    6th January 2014 - permalink
    Wonderful! Thanks so much for your help Dennis! Cm5 are out if stock so I may have I resort to an AA mic. I can't wait to upgrade my gear. And finally get a preamp. So excited. Thanks for your help and contributions to the music community! Best wishes for your 2014 Dennis!
  7. kidvybes
    3rd January 2014 - permalink
    BTW, you can also swap out the headbasket to a single-layer C12 style (on either the CM-5/CM12)...this will enhance the airy, breathy quality by a slight margin...headbaskets here:
    Studio 939 — Custom Headbasket for C12 Clone Microphone

    Hope this helps!...Bless, Dennis
  8. kidvybes
    3rd January 2014 - permalink
    First, understand, the CM-5 and the CM12 are the same mic...the only difference is the wiring of the transformer...I've owned both and they are virtually indistinguishable to me...all the Stellar mics and AA mics are made by the same factory and share the same/similar builds...I also own the CM47 (the CM-6 is a modded CM47)...I prefer the C12-type capsule on female voices, so my recommendation would be the CM-5/CM12 over the CM47 which I like better on male voices...but to be honest, these 3 mics all share the identical circuitry and tube...only capsules and tranny ratios are different...so they are all variations on a "sound"...any of the 3 will work, with minor EQ tweaks if necessary...so, based on price point, the CM-5 is the best deal...
  9. Greenlimosine
    1st January 2014 - permalink
    Hey, Thanks again for giving me that in depth recommendation on mics and preamps. I've been researching lots more into the Stellar mics and the AA mics. I'm leaning towards the AA CM12 or CM47. I was wondering what you think would be a good fit. Here's a Lykke Li song that I love and I believe I have similar vocal sound as her and would like to capture my own vocals at home. Lykke Li - I Know Places (MTV Unplugged) - YouTube As a reminder I have a very simple set up. Protools, Macbook, mobilepre and no preamp yet. Any chance you have experience with either of these mics and have recommendation? Any recommendation for matching preamp? Thanks a lot. I know you already recommended the Stellar CM5 but as I researched more I found that a U47 was used on Lykke Li so that's why I started listening to the CM47 by AA.
  10. kidvybes
    14th November 2013 - permalink
    Glad you're pleased with the CM-6...any of those would work, but I believe the CM-5 will get you closer to the 251's due to it's use of a T14-type (12:1) transformer (AA mics use either a BV11 at 5:1 or BV-18 at 8:1)...the higher ratio is more like the 251's setup...for $415 the CM-5 is wicked!...great mic and you save money!...just burn them in for a good 72 hrs to smooth them out...great companion mic to the CM-6...
    Good Luck!

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