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Brauner Valvet vs Neumann M149 - Piano
Old 4th April 2016 | Show parent
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may I also have the key please?
Old 5th April 2016
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I can definitely see why people like number two better - even though my bias runs the other way. Number two has a nice romantic softness to it - and you're not so distracted by being aware of the mechanical noises of the piano like in number one. Perhaps it's just a better match for 'sensitivity humps' of that particular microphone with the piano. I think that a lot of the 'blurrier' mics out there are preferred because, even though they are not as 'articulate' - they create a sort of 'assonance' where none existed before... by emphasizing some frequencies and not others... well... I guess that's all rather obvious... but I had to think through it in writing...
Old 26th April 2016 | Show parent
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Like #2 better

I really do like #2 better because of the balance... I don't know the tube-mics from Neumann... so I can't tell which is which... please send me an pm. thanks!
Old 7th September 2016
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🎧 10 years
Both different, both nice. I prefer 2. Can you send me the result please?
Old 4th March 2017 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Could I also get the answer, please?

I love them both, but there is a second hand m149 for sale here, and Im not sure if I should buy it or save up a bit and get the vm1..

Old 13th June 2017
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I'll bite. My hunch says that 2 is the M149. That's based on the sheer size. It sounds big, which I like.

Key please?
Old 30th September 2017 | Show parent
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Hello, Didier! The first mic is more suitable for a piano, it is more detailed with a quick response, the second does not have time to process the details making them blurry (because of this perceived as more artistic), also cuts off the high frequencies. If the topic is still working, I would be glad to know who is who. Thank you!
Old 24th December 2018 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Both mics very good. I prefer 2 because it is a little bit more rounded. A bit more noble sound.

Please PM me the key.
Old 29th January 2019 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Interesting to see that this thread is still alive, some years later.

I tend to prefer mics with less lift when recording piano close. I'd choose #1 .

Eager to hear the answer.

Old 31st January 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 5 years
Please send me the answer, too. Thank you.
Old 5th September 2020 | Show parent
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Neumann TLM 149 versus Brauner Valvet

Please send me the key too
Old 9th January 2021 | Show parent
Gear Head
🎧 10 years
i am wondering because:
- on notebook speakers 2 sounded nicer and wider (dsp working there for sure)
- on a good headphones 1 sounded clearer and less low mid boomy

pity the playing is so inconsistent
Old 12th January 2021 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
like 2, key please
Old 2 weeks ago | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
in the meantime i own a pair of M149 that you used on nr.2
can you please confirm? PM

Old 1 week ago | Show parent
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🎧 5 years
#2 is more accurate and detailed. #1 has a lovely texture.

#2 sounds like the piano in the room, #1 sounds like an (old) recording.

As an audio engineer I prefer #2 , as a listener I prefer #1 .

Can I get key, please?
And, happy 11th anniversary to this thread.
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