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Six cardio SDC pairs on grand piano
Old 4th November 2020
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Originally Posted by didier.brest ➡️
Each take is with the same mic placement, beside the tail end, 1.4 m above the floor, 19 cm AB steered to the pianist.

The mics are (listed by alphabetic order, not the order for the numbering of the files)
Audio-Technica 4041
Josephson C42
Oktava MK-012
Rode NT5
Samson CO2 (super-cardioid)
Schoeps MK21 (wide cardioid)

I will tell you by PM who are the mics of the files that you will rank.

Edit: I replaced 4 and 5 by a version with about 1 dB gain more for better balance with the other ones.
I like 6 most. Can you please send me the key?

Thank you very much.
Old 2nd December 2020 | Show parent
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Still sending the key?? Thanks! JP
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Originally Posted by Venturajp ➡️
Still sending the key??

My tests on Gearslutz:
Comparison of 6 cardio SDCs | Comparison of 3 omni SDCs | Brauner Valvet vs. Neumann M149 | Rode K2 - FLEA 49 - Brauner Valvet Oktava MK012 vs. Schoeps CMC6-MK21 & RME Fireface 400 vs. Steinberg MR816X | FLEA 49 - FLEA 50 - Brauner Valvet | Brauner Valvet vs. Manley Gold | DAV Electronics BG1 vs. Steinberg MR816X | Vovox vs. Cheap cable | Nevaton MC48 - AKG C414B-XLS - Audio-Technica AT4047 - Schoeps CMC6-MK21 | Audio-Technica AT 4047 and 4050 - AKG C414 Ltd | Schoeps MK21 vs Rode NT5 cardio | Superlux S502, Oktava MK-012, DPA 4021 | DPA4060 vs. DPA 4021 (inside the piano) | Neumann M149 vs. FLEA 49 and Manley Gold Reference | Line Audio Design CM3 vs. Schoeps MK 21 | Line Audio Design CM3, Josephson C42 , Schoeps MK 21 | Fireface 400, DAV BG1, Fearn VT-2 (Schoeps MK 21) Fireface 400, Fearn VT-2, DAV BG1 (Beyer M 130, Beyer M 160) | Fireface 400, DAV BG1, Fearn VT-2 (Beyer M130) | AKG C300B + Fearn VT-2 vs. Brauner Valvet + Fireface 400 | Rode NT5 - Oktava MK-012 - Line Audio CM3 - Schoeps MK 21 | Audio-Technica AT4041 - Oktava MK-012 - Line Audio CM3 - Schoeps MK21 | Sontronics Apollo - Schoeps MK21 - Beyerdynamic M 130 | Neumann M149 - Manley Reference Gold - Rode Classic II | Manley Reference Gold vs Rode Classic II DPA 4041 vs. Neumann KM 133 D Neumann KM 133 D vs. FLEA 50 Preamps: DAV -_Line Audio - RME - Little labs et al. Avenson STO-2 - DPA 4060 - Schoeps MK 21 Line Audio CM3 - Josephson C42 - Schoeps CMC 621 - DPA 4021 Manley Reference Gold in living room vs. famous DG recording in good hall Neumann KM 143 D vs Schoeps CMC6-MK21 Neumann KM 184, KM 143, KM 133 Neumann KM 184 - Beyerdynamic M 160 - sE Electronics sE X1R Rode NT5 + NT45-0 - Oktava MK012-omni - Neumann KM 133 Avenson STO-2 vs Line Audio Design CM3 Behringer B-5 vs. Neumann KM 133 | Prodipe RSL vs. sE Electronics X1R| Sontronics Apollo, Prodipe RSL, Beyerdynamic M 130 Behringer B-5 vs. Neumann KM 184 Rode NT5 - Behringer B-5 - Line Audio CM3 - Neumann KM184 Neumann D-01 vs. Neumann M 149 Flea 49, AKG C414 B-XLS, Sontronics Apollo, Audio-Technica AT4047, Neumann M 149 Beyer M 130 vs. M 160 Behringer ADA8200 vs. Lake people F355 (1) Behringer ADA8200 vs. Lake people F355 (2) DPA 4021, Neumann KM 184, Neumann KM 143 D, Schoeps MK 21 + CMC 6
Old 17th January 2021
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I liked 5, then 3.

5 sounds the most transparent, captures the articulation well. 6 was also transparent, but felt like it lacked body compared to 5. 1, 2, and 4 sound a bit colored.

Would love to see the key!
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I liked 1 (open) the most, and 5 (nasal) the least. 2 sounds too wooly. The rest is (more than) ok.

I'd love to see the key, too!
Old 3 weeks ago
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Thanks for the effort.

6 has more there there for me, then 3 and 4 (or 4 and 3), then the rest.

Please send me the key.
Old 1 week ago
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@ didier.brest Please send the key. Liked 5 the best.
Old 1 week ago | Show parent
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I like number 2 and 3 the most.

What piano is this? Sounds good

Could I get the key as well, please.
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Originally Posted by kakkulehtinen ➡️
What piano is this?
Steingraeber 205.
Old 4 days ago | Show parent
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Would love to see the key as well.

I thought 5, 2, and 6 sounded the best.
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