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AUDIO SAMPLES: oktava 312 (mod) vs. soundelux e250 vs. manley gold (transformless)
View Poll Results: with you prefer
manley gold (transformless version) take 1
4 Votes - 14.81%
manley gold (transformless version) take 2
3 Votes - 11.11%
soundelux e250
16 Votes - 59.26%
oktava 312 (mod)
4 Votes - 14.81%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

Old 27th January 2008
  #1
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AUDIO SAMPLES: oktava 312 (mod) vs. soundelux e250 vs. manley gold (transformless)

hello,

heres a A/B samples.

i recorded some vocals, into a NEVE 1073 DPA.
2 mics at the same time.
the chain was:
mic - 1073 - rosetta AD - digi9636 - cubase sx3

what is your favorite ?
make some guess, than i will post the solution, and than you can vote.
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AUDIO SAMPLES: oktava 312 (mod) vs. soundelux e250 vs. manley gold (transformless)-e250-gold.jpg  
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a_.wav (2.80 MB, 782 views)

n_.wav (2.80 MB, 691 views)

n_comf.wav (2.78 MB, 691 views)

o_comf.wav (2.78 MB, 732 views)

Old 27th January 2008
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I think it's quite easy heh

a wav = oktava
n wav = soundelux
n comf = manley 1
o comf = manley 2

I prefered the presence of the manley 1
thanks !
Old 28th January 2008
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more guess....
Old 28th January 2008
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Mic Check 1,2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa View Post
more guess....
I have modded Oktava mic and my guess would be that it is a. If it is not then what a deal we have got with that mic.
Old 28th January 2008
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Talking

SOLUTION:

n comf = soundelux (take 1)
o comf = manley (take 1)
(same vocal take)

a wav = oktava (take 2)
n wav = manley (take 2)
(same vocal take) (was make the day after the take1)
Old 29th January 2008
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HEI, more opinions
Old 30th January 2008
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20 downloas, and just 3 votes, come on.....
Old 15th September 2008
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E250 rocks as usual.
Old 25th October 2008
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Hi Gabriel,
Sorry for this late reply;
just bumped into your tracks here.
Thanks for posting and sharing!

Without looking at the solutions;

I preferred o_comf and n_.
These turn out to be both Manley samples.

The Oktava a_ sounded more thin, uninteresting (yet not to bad highs)
The n_comf (Soundelux) seemed overhyped to me in this case.

o_comf (1st take, Manley) is the winner for me.

All the best,
-Emanuel
Old 26th October 2008
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Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emanuel23 View Post
Hi Gabriel,
The Oktava a_ sounded more thin, uninteresting (yet not to bad highs)
The n_comf (Soundelux) seemed overhyped to me in this case.
here the a_ sounds horrible silbance
the n_conf sounds overhyped, but that is desireable for my taste
the n_ sounds less hyped = more natural and transparent
the o_ here sounds similar to n_conf but less harmonics "-hyped"
Old 26th October 2008
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Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa View Post
hello,

heres a A/B samples.

i recorded some vocals, into a NEVE 1073 DPA.
2 mics at the same time.
the chain was:
mic - 1073 - rosetta AD - digi9636 - cubase sx3
hi

what model of apogee rosetta ?
what cable brand & models?
Old 26th October 2008
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You have recorded 2 takes from different distances, right? Manley was used both in the far and close mic recording whereas Oktava and Soundelux were used each in one take, right?
My guessing is:
a - manley gold
n_comf - manley gold
n - soundelux
o_comf - oktava
BTW there were no such model as 312, 319 perhaps? (I own unmodded one).

eh, umm poor guessing as I see now...
Old 20th January 2009
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It's interesting to me that the most naturally transparent, the Manley got the lowest marks. I voted for the Manley second take which sounded a bit closer than take one. Even the Oktava got votes which was harsh and thin. The Soundelux was a lot closer but still harsher and hyped, perhaps pleasantly in the midrange, but I have a low tolerance for distorted highs.
Old 21st January 2009
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my ranking goes like that:
1. n_.wav
2. n_comf.wav
3. o_comf.wav
4. a_.wav

Why are people still guessing if the results are posted?
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