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View Poll Results: Which mic do you like best?
Mic 1
0 Votes - 0%
Mic 2
1 Votes - 33.33%
Mic 3
1 Votes - 33.33%
Mic 4
1 Votes - 33.33%
Mic 5
0 Votes - 0%
Mic 6
0 Votes - 0%
Mic 7
0 Votes - 0%
Mic 8
0 Votes - 0%
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Old 3 weeks ago
  #1
Gear Maniac
 
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Tube LDC Shootout

Hey guys,

I just had a vocal mic shootout today with some high-end (non-vintage/current issue) tube LDCs. Mainly clones or reissues of 'holy grail' mics. I thought it might be interesting for people to hear the difference between some well-known condenser vocal mic types on the same voice.

Which of these do you like best, and why? Do you have any guesses as to what each one might be?

All were tracked through an Avedis MA5 at 35dB input gain. No processing, just a bit of UAD EMT140 to make it more palatable.

Cheers,
Dan
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2.mp3 (3.27 MB, 188 views)

3.mp3 (3.27 MB, 199 views)

4.mp3 (3.27 MB, 197 views)

5.mp3 (3.27 MB, 193 views)

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7.mp3 (3.27 MB, 188 views)

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Last edited by Kroc; 3 weeks ago at 02:26 AM..
Old 3 weeks ago
  #2
Lives for gear
 
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I like #6 the best. Seems a to have more of that midrange oomph to it.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kroc View Post
Hey guys,

I just had a vocal mic shootout today with some high-end (non-vintage/current issue) tube LDCs. Mainly clones or reissues of 'holy grail' mics. I thought it might be interesting for people to hear the difference between some well-known condenser vocal mic types on the same voice.

Which of these do you like best, and why? Do you have any guesses as to what each one might be?

All were tracked through an Avedis MA5 at 35dB input gain. No processing, just a bit of UAD EMT140 to make it more palatable.

Cheers,
Dan
I like #4 best - but it sounds like somethings wrong in your vocal chain as a lot of the microphones choices sounded muffled - not completely but not enough clarity.
Old 1 week ago
  #4
Here for the gear
 

whats #7 ?
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