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Old 1st August 2020
penny whistle blind test

6 different mics,

can you guess which is which? some of them are expensive and some not so much

have a listen and let me know which ones you prefer,

I will reveal the results in via PM.


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Old 1st August 2020
setup was RND 511 portico preamp, into my Audient iD22, 6 different mics, some of them SDC, some of the LDC, ribbon, condenser and dynamic, no EQ or compression, I added a tiny amount of soundtoys littleplate reverb.
Old 1st August 2020
so the list of mics is (not in correct order)

Neumann KM84i
Line Audio CM3
Neumann TLM103
Beyer M160n (grey vintage version)
Neumann TLM193
Shure SM57

can you guess which is which?
Old 2nd August 2020
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3rd mic is ribbon. 4th maybe tube mic, 5 is awful so it must be a 57, 6 dynamic. So 1-2 condensers?

wrote before looking at the 'code'
Old 2nd August 2020
Originally Posted by Drumsound View Post
3rd mic is ribbon. 4th maybe tube mic, 5 is awful so it must be a 57, 6 dynamic. So 1-2 condensers?

wrote before looking at the 'code'

I just sent you the results via PM
Old 2nd August 2020
by the way this wasn't really scientific, each take is a different performance, but I tried to keep the mic in roughly the same piece of air and distance from the whistle.
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