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Female Vocalist Mic: AKG 414, Sennheiser MD441 or Soyuz Bomblet Condenser Microphones
Old 23rd February 2019
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Female Vocalist Mic: AKG 414, Sennheiser MD441 or Soyuz Bomblet

Hi everyone, seeking some guidance in selecting the right microphone for a friend, who'd like to record quality vocals takes at home.

I've leant her an AKG 414 EB, 70s Sennheiser MD441 and a Neumann U67 (out of her budget) in the past, all of which have worked well. No direct experience with the Soyuz Bomblet beyond what has been read and heard online, the price point is also within the budget.

She will be pairing one of the below microphones with a UA Apollo Twin MKII and the Neve 1073 unison preamplifier.

Soprano voice covering genres R&B, soul and funk music.
  • AKG C414EB or C414 B-ULS
  • Sennheiser MD441-U
  • Soyuz Bomblet

Thank you.
Old 23rd February 2019
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If "at home"=an untreated recording area...
Sennie 441.
Chris
Old 23rd February 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 View Post
If "at home"=an untreated recording area...
Sennie 441.
Chris
Yeah, I'll second that. Especially for a "soprano". 441 will likely help keep the upper mids from dominating too much. And as Chris alludes, will greatly reduce "bleed" from ambient noises, as well as helping to attenuate undesirable room reflections.
Also no need for phantom power, can be a plus for a couple of reasons.

Of course, if she finds out Stevie Nicks used one, it may put her off...

Seriously, sweet, musical, and classy sounding vocal mic. Quiet too. Certainly worth a try. Good luck.

PS Check that the EQ switches are "off" and "flat", and show her where they are, and instruct her not to change them.

Last edited by edva; 23rd February 2019 at 06:05 PM.. Reason: +PS
Old 27th February 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 View Post
If "at home"=an untreated recording area...
Sennie 441.
Chris
Quote:
Originally Posted by edva View Post
Yeah, I'll second that. Especially for a "soprano". 441 will likely help keep the upper mids from dominating too much. And as Chris alludes, will greatly reduce "bleed" from ambient noises, as well as helping to attenuate undesirable room reflections.
Also no need for phantom power, can be a plus for a couple of reasons.

Of course, if she finds out Stevie Nicks used one, it may put her off...

Seriously, sweet, musical, and classy sounding vocal mic. Quiet too. Certainly worth a try. Good luck.

PS Check that the EQ switches are "off" and "flat", and show her where they are, and instruct her not to change them.
Thanks guys much appreciated, have since helped her purchase a MD441.
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