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$5k for microphones. one "flagship" or a collection?
Old 21st August 2020 | Show parent
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Thanks. Totally agree. Please let me know your favorite mics for a robust analog front end.
One thing I don't want to do is buy , sell , try over the next few months.
spending all that time hunting and re-selling. need some workhorses.
Workhorses:
U87
KM84
Mic Shop 47

You could get the Mic Shop 47 AND a KM84 for about $300 over your budget.

You could get 2 U87 for about the same, maybe less if you’re savvy on the used market.
Old 22nd August 2020 | Show parent
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Would Barbra Streisand really sound like Barbra Streisand without a Neumann M49?

I've seen her with other mics, but suspect they are using mirrors or sleight of hand to fake me out.


Maybe a question for Penn & Teller,

Ray H.


https://www.gmvoices.com/wp-content/...11.18.1999.pdf
Old 23rd August 2020 | Show parent
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Ever tried a TLM170?
No - but I wanted that or a 193 for vo work. It’s on the list.
Old 12th September 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
You guys didn’t tell me the Beatles used only ONE mic on piano !
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Old 12th September 2020 | Show parent
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You guys didn’t tell me the Beatles used only ONE mic on piano !
Piano has just never been that big of a thing with any of the boy bands.
Old 12th September 2020
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Chris
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Piano has just never been that big of a thing with any of the boy bands.
this! - also worth noting that not even the beatles could afford a piano tuner...
Old 13th September 2020 | Show parent
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I mentioned this in another thread, but I have to correct myself.

Now that I had my reissue U67’s capsule tuned, and clipped the S2 wire (and an amperex tube on the way), it’s sounding very close to an original.

It’s also now beating out my reissue gefell cmv 563 (m7s) on everything. Prior to this, the Gefell had male vocals won.

I think if I had to have one mic, it’d be the 67. It’s able to record anything with ease.
Old 18th October 2020 | Show parent
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Finally had time to mic up the baby grand and record you some samples.

I am 1000% happy with the sound of the Schoeps.

I am amazed with the sound of recording my piano in the living room.


It hasn't been tuned in a while but it works for me.

I also just guessed on the mic placement will have to read up on that.

I AM SUPER HAPPY WITH THIS SOUND

Shout out to @ deedeeyeah for steering me in the right direction. Thank you!



Old 19th October 2020
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See, I knew Andrew Schoeps would finally come out of the Box, and make some cool Hardware.

Chris
Old 20th October 2020
  #791
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🎧 5 years
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Been working with keyboards for a long time, finally getting back to recording musicians in a room.

Have a small locker:
Ribbons x 2 (160- great!)
AT 4050 (never use it)
A few dynamics

Want:
Mic for baby grand, Vocals, tube combo amps and leslie
Room is pretty decent sounding now

I prefer to buy something that "usually works" and can be "set and forget"
I'd buy two Townsend Labs Sphere L22 mics.

I have one right now and only wish I had the money for a second.

Keep in mind they're stereo mics so it's 2 inputs per mic.
Old 20th October 2020 | Show parent
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Finally had time to mic up the baby grand and record you some samples.

I am 1000% happy with the sound of the Schoeps (...)
glad you like the schoeps (i had no doubt) but imo these two files show a rather weird stereo image, with the sustain (!) drifting to the right: what went wrong?
Old 20th October 2020 | Show parent
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what went wrong?
Answer: A musician (not an engineer) placed the microphones

I can't hear like you guys hear so it is easier to make me happy. It sounds good to me. My wife even said it sounds good. Maybe the sound was bouncing off the lid and the music stand. It is probably the silly way I placed the microphones.

It could be the Soundcloud upload because it does weird stuff to files in my experience.

The one thing I hear is the lower octave does makes a noise when the keys are released. It needs some lubrication and a tune-up but not a good time for piano techs in the house.

But I can't hear an issue with the stereo field. I am a useless engineer.

In fact, I HATE having to be a musician and an engineer and wish one of you guys could set all this up and run the board.
Old 20th October 2020 | Show parent
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glad you like the schoeps (i had no doubt) but imo these two files show a rather weird stereo image, with the sustain (!) drifting to the right: what went wrong?
How does sustain drift to the right...?

I need to intern at your studio

Might need that stereo AEA microphone after all this, cause I won't have to worry about phasing and can just place it like a big lamp.
Old 20th October 2020 | Show parent
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mea culpa

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How does sustain drift to the right...?

I need to intern at your studio

Might need that stereo AEA microphone after all this, cause I won't have to worry about phasing and can just place it like a big lamp.
compañero, forget about my previous post!

i've been checking the files while also checking out my friend's tube über-headphone amp...

...which is flawed?!

now i wish i could somehow patent the 'sustain shifter'...
Old 21st October 2020 | Show parent
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compañero, forget about my previous post!

i've been checking the files while also checking out my friend's tube über-headphone amp...

...which is flawed?!

now i wish i could somehow patent the 'sustain shifter'...
So the recording is good? deedee approved ?! :
Have you checked it without the sustain shifting device?
Old 21st October 2020
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Fortune Cookie say...
"He who seeks the Seal of Approval"
"May end up with only the sound of one flipper flapping"
Chris
Old 21st October 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 View Post
Fortune Cookie say...
"He who seeks the Seal of Approval"
"May end up with only the sound of one flipper flapping"
Chris
I thought it said
“He who has recorded 10,000 pianos knows how a piano should sound”
Old 21st October 2020
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Unfortunately, we'll never know the true name of the Wise Man who said that.
He traveled incognito though, under the name of Mr. Lo Kee.
Chris
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