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10th February 2006
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akg d190

useful for any thing?

i did a search and theres not a lot mentioned about them
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11th February 2006
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They're great on things like congas, bongos, timbales and the like. Kind of like the Beyer M201. They were originally made as mics for reporters interviewing people on camera.
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useful for any thing?

i did a search and theres not a lot mentioned about them
Had one ripped off from me at a live gig about 20 years ago.
The thief must not have known a lot about mics.
I never missed it ever
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I used a d190 on a really low tuned snare for this session once. Sounded like the snare sound off of the old Al Green records, mind you it was going through a tube pre to tape. It has its place. A mic doesn't have to be hifi to be useful.
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Instead of starting a new thread, I'm posting this here.

I've been using my AKG D119E mic for kick! I capture a big '70s style sound, that's also easy to mix and effect. I put it inside, 7 inches from the beater point.

It's one of my tricks. If you've got the mic, check it out!
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We had one years and years ago (me and my 'band' from back in the days) when we were kids.. We lost it somehow at the end.. I never got upset about that.. So if I didn't upset back then - we only had this mic and sure sm58... I don't know what I could think of it now
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About a year ago I had to record a full band for a TV show with the gear they had available in that local TV station. It was four D190s and four C460s and just four input channels. I obviously went for the 460s pack but one was dead, so I had to use a D190. Given the chance and the loooooong wait until the TV team was ready to start, I experimented a bit with them.

The D190 was intended as an affordable multipurpose mic but mainly intended for reporters and it was used a lot for this particular purpose in the past.

For vocals it's amazingly noisy if hand held. It picks everything from its body. Better put it in a good suspension. Even if set in a clip it picks any vibration from the stand worse than most condensers. It's extremely sensitive to handling noises. Crazy!

Placed on-axis it's extremely sensitive to plosives. Expect a damn big bunch of pops in your vocal track. This is biggest pop catcher mic I ever used. Truly unusable for this duty. Off-axis it behaves better. It has a very low rejection and coloration so it's good for reporters having the mics placed like a feet away (or so) off the speaker mouth and usually pointing to anywhere else. Think of that typical scene of a reporters crowd around an elusive guy trying to runaway from the mob. A very good mic for that purpose. You'll get the speech flawlessly.

It's said it works good for percussions. So I tried it that way too. It's somewhat in-between an SM57 and a M201. It sounds clearer and more open and upfront than a 201 and not as harsh or piercing as a 57 can be. The bottom end is tight and nice. 57s do it duller of flabbier in the low end register. IMO a good drum mic. It's very small and easy to setup almost anywhere even in a very crowded drum kit, but keep in mind the high noise picking up tendencies. It may need a suspension. Check for low end bursts before tracking your drums.
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I got a D190 in 1973 when I started playing in bands- my Dad knew the distributor and got one cheap. I used it on vocals for about 8 years and then went for a newer AKG dynamic. I sometimes used the 190 for snare which it did nicely, but recently I pulled the mic out of retirement and tried it out, but dropped it on its head and it lost all bottom end, so I need a new capsule one of these days!
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I'm in melbourne and looking for a replacement capsule for a D190E. Have you had any luck?
I don't own the mic personally, the theatre I work for does.
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