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Brucie's Itinerant Microphones...
Old 4th September 2006
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Here's my basic inventory of Microphones.....
Of course this does not include the vintage mikes that I keep such as:

(4) Altec 21b Condenser Mikes...
(2) Altec 21b Power supplies...

(4) Altec 21c Condenser Mikes...
(2) Altec 21c Power supplies...

(4) Shure SM7 Mikes... (In various stages of disrepair!!!)

AND this does not include my 25 Heavy Duty Anvil Suitcases for the microphones below.

BRUCIE’S MICROPHONE INVENTORY
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MICROPHONES

(1)- NU-47 - Martin Kantola -
(1)- Martin Kantola Power Supply -
(1) Neumann U-47fet
(1) Neumann U-47fet
(1) Shure SM-57
(1) Shure SM-57
(1) Shure SM-57
(1) Shure SM-57
(1) Electro-Voice RE-20
(1) A.K.G. D-12e
(1) Sennheiser 421

(1) Neumann M-149 - Tube Microphone
(1) Neumann - Tube Microphone Power supply -
(1) Neumann - M-149 Microphone Shock Mount
(1) Neumann M-149 - Tube Microphone
(1) Neumann - Tube Microphone Power supply -
(1) Neumann - M-149 Microphone Shock Mount

(1) Small Windscreen

(1) Royer R-122 -
Active Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Royer R-122 -
Active Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Royer SF-12 -
Stereo Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Royer - Stereo Microphone Cable
(1) Royer R-121 - Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Royer R-121 - Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Royer SF-1 - Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Royer SF-1 - Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(3) Royer AT84 - Microphone Shock Mounts

(2) Royer AT8410a - Microphone Shock Mounts
(2) Royer - Microphone Stand Mounts

Direct boxes -

(1) Grey Sound "The Direct" (1) Grey Sound "The Direct"
(1) Grey Sound "One For The Rhodes"
(1) Bass Box

Neumann Shock Mounts -

(1) Neumann - U47 Microphone Shock Mount
(1) Neumann - U47 Microphone Shock Mount
(1) Neumann - U47 Microphone Shock Mount

Wind Screens -

(1) PS101 - Royer Pop Screen with
Gooseneck Attachment
(1) WS 47 - Neumann U47 Tube Mike Windscreen
(Also fits the Shure SM-7)
(1) WS 47 - Neumann U47 Tube Mike Windscreen
(Also fits the Shure SM-7)
(1) Large Windscreen

(1) Neumann U-87
(1) Neumann - U87 Microphone Shock Mount
(1) Neumann U-87
(1) Neumann - U87 Microphone Shock Mount

(1)-DPA 4041-SA
(1)-DPA 4041-SB
(1)-DPA HMA4000 -
Hi-Voltage Microphone Amplifier-2 channels
(1) DPA Microphone Case... (1) DPA Stereo microphone arm...

(1) B & K 4006
(1) B & K 4006
*- Serial number replaced by red dot on capsule ring.
(1) B & K 4011
(1) B & K 4011

(2) B & K “Nose Cones” For B & K 4006’s...
(2) B & K “Weislaws’ Balls” For B & K 4006’s...
(1) Case of assorted B & K “Weislaws’ Balls” For B & K 4006’s...
(1) B & K Stereo microphone arm...#n/a
(1) Brauner Model VM 1 - Tube Microphone
(1) Brauner Model VM 1 - Tube Microphone Power supply -
(For Above)
(1) Brauner Model VM 1 Microphone Shock Mount
Plus interconnect cables-
(In top cover of Brauner microphone case.)
(1) Mike to power supply cable.
(1) Power supply cable AC cable with ground lifter.

(1) AEA Model 44C - Ribbon Microphone

(1) Neumann - Tube Microphone - U47
(1) Neumann - U47 Tube Microphone Power supply - Model NG(For Above)
(1) Mike to power supply cable.
(1) Power supply cable AC cable.

(1) Royer SF-24 -
Stereo Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) RODE -
Stereo X/Y Microphone - NT4
(1) RODE - K2
Studio Condenser mikcrophone
(1) RODE -
Stereo X/Y Microphone - NT4

(1) RODE - K2
Studio Condenser mikcrophone
(1) RODE -
K2 - Microphone Power supply -(For Above) # in above...
(1) Mike to power supply cable.
(1) Power supply cable AC cable.
(1) RODE - K2
Studio Condenser mikcrophone
(1) RODE -
K2 - Microphone Power supply - (For Above) # in above...
(1) Mike to power supply cable.
(1) Power supply cable AC cable.

(1) RCA Model 44bx -
Ribbon Microphone
(1) RCA Model 44bx -
Ribbon Microphone
(1) RCA Model 77dx -
Ribbon Microphone
(1) RCA Model 77dx -
Ribbon Microphone
(1) Electro-Voice - RE-15
Dynamic Microphone
(1) Electro-Voice - RE-15
Dynamic Microphone
(1) Royer SF-24 -
Stereo Ribbon-Velocity Microphone
(1) Sony Ecm 50 ps -
Condensor Microphone
(1) Sony Ecm 50 psw -
Condensor Microphone
(1) Sony Ecm 50 939T -
Condensor Microphone
(1) Electro-Voice - 666
Dynamic Microphone
(1) Beyerdaynamic M260 N(C)
Dynamic Microphone


Bruce Swedien

Old 4th September 2006
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Now that's what gearslutz is all about!

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Old 4th September 2006
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Nice collection Bruce!!! I love those B&K 4011's heh
Old 5th September 2006
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Sell me your Altecs, Bruce.... I'll give them a loving home, fix them up and treat them like they used to belong to Bruce Swedien!

Just private message me with a price........
Old 5th September 2006
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OMG!

And you are able to get to work with this much choice?




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Old 5th September 2006
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Nu-47

Bruce: can you tell us more about NU-47 Martin Kantola?

Old 5th September 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Swedien View Post
Here's my basic inventory of Microphones.....
Very, very nice....
Old 6th September 2006
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WOW!!! What a microphone!!!

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Originally Posted by Pepe Ortega View Post
Bruce: can you tell us more about NU-47 Martin Kantola?

WOW!!! What a microphone!!!

The NU-47 is an extremely high quality, prototype Microphone designed and built by my good friend Martin Kantola, who hails from the Swedish speaking part of Finland. I first met Martin in 1992 in Helsinki, Finland, when I was doing a Master Class at the Sibelius Academy. Both Martin and I are fascinated by the Art of Microphone Design. The basic concept behind the NU-47 was to make the most capable hyper-fidelity Microphone possible, designed expressly for the recording of featured Solo Sound Sources in modern music recording.

Of course, it’s a fantastic vocal microphone. There have been only three NU-47's made. One was made for Icelandic singer Björk, who absolutely loves the sound of this incredible new microphone. She told us that, "It captures both the small and the big sounds that I make!"

Martin has one, and I have one...

Why would anyone want to build another high-quality large capsule condenser microphone? Hasn’t that been done, many times over? Well yes, to a degree. To be absolutely truthful it has been done, with some undeniable success.....

However, we want to use a different approach! For instance, the motto we have chosen for ourselves is “Ears First!” Or perhaps better yet we should say “Music First!”

The NU-47 is a new ultra-high quality microphone that has a real purpose behind it. A microphone that is far more than merely technically excellent. Far more than is just good engineering. This microphone will be a product of the Highest Art of Microphone design.

Music recording is the selective recreation of of a “real” acoustic event. Our new Microphone will hear the musical world in the way it was meant to be heard. We're working in the true spirit of the real Microphone Pioneers!

Bruce Swedien




Old 7th September 2006
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Hi, Bruce

This is not the better place to say that but as a musician and engineer I agree with your "Music First" premise!
Could you tell us a recording made with the NU-47?

Leblon
Old 8th September 2006
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thanks for your time and knowledge Bruce. thumbsup

Old 30th September 2006
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This is really funny...!!!

Hi guys,

Bruce, it's been great reading all your posts. I'm super happy to be in a vibe-sharing environment like this - even if it is virtual.

I say this is really funny, because a couple of days ago I answered someone's post on Bjork's vocal sound. I worked with her on Vespertine and am currently working with her on her new album.

I've been wondering what the story is with what is simply known in this camp as "The Wooden Mic"! All I knew was that it's a custom from a Finnish guy with "some Neumann bits in it".

Well, actually, that's not true! I ALSO know it sounds f**KN AMAZING!

To answer the "where can you hear it" question, it's on lead vocals on "Hidden Place", the first song on Vespertine, and a good few others. On that track it was running through an Avalon VT-737 channel strip, and we recorded Bjork in a tiny holidy cabin out in the middle of nowhere in the middle of an Icelandic winter.

I've also just used it to record clavichord, a couple of feet above the soundboard, along with a calrec soundfield a few feet further away and a swiss contact mic that was already on the instrument.

Martin's mic really is amazing.

Bruce, is there any way you could put me directly in touch with Martin? I was hoping I could ask him a couple of questions about the mic.

Thanks again!

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