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Sony C800G
Old 29th December 2008
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Sony C800G

Was wondering if anyone has the Frequency Chart for this mic? And also where I can get hold of it?
Old 29th December 2008
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I found this on the Microphone Data site, here's the link to their site. You have to setup an login account. It's a great site for present day mics.
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I attached the PDF for you.
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Old 29th December 2008
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Now I see why they don't make it readily available.
Old 29th December 2008
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Oh good lord that's such a huge HF lift!! People complain bout the TLM 103's lift!! Hmm. I still am interested in hearing one though; especially in a mix on a CD.
Old 29th December 2008
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go too tony chepard site if you need a more raw comparision.

if you need a full blown mix with a c800g just listen too cris brown,avant....

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Oh good lord that's such a huge HF lift!! People complain bout the TLM 103's lift!! Hmm. I still am interested in hearing one though; especially in a mix on a CD.
Old 29th December 2008
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I love this Mic!!! not for Rock etc.. but for Pop ,Hip Hop and R&B it's one of the best and most widely used.Great mic but way overpriced
Old 29th December 2008
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I love that mic. I just think its a bit too overpriced. Interesting to see the chart. Now I know why I liked it on female vox in omni mode.
Old 29th December 2008
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The OMNI graph on the PDF is depicting 180 degrees not 0 degree. Also, it is not showing the complete picture notice that the graph is not from Sony.
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Old 29th December 2008
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Not good information

And the mention that the C800G is similar to the C800 but with a peltier effect cooling

system is just plain wrong . Those two microphones don't share the same capsule and

are quite different .
Old 29th December 2008
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Oh good lord that's such a huge HF lift!! People complain bout the TLM 103's lift!! Hmm. I still am interested in hearing one though; especially in a mix on a CD.
just listen to any r&b song and most major label hip hop songs over past decade.

perfect companion for 1073- rounds it off nicely on top and gives a little oomph down low. Rarely have to eq any vocal tracks- except cuts.

but i know some who use it with avalon 737. never liked that combo.
Old 30th December 2008
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I love this Mic!!! not for Rock etc.. but for Pop ,Hip Hop and R&B it's one of the best and most widely used.Great mic but way overpriced
A maybach or a RR is also over priced, still the best limo cars build ever period with a status from LA over NY to Tokyo. You pay the price for it. And in the way if you work with projects that are going be big a 6000euro mic is nothing compared to all the publicity, on-air plugin etc, etc.
In our POV of being "homestudio"/"pro-studio" (not the big bigger biggest 1980's studio's with 10miles long ssl/neve desk's studio time's) im with you, its to overpriced for what it is. Its about your discpline and pov of "what is important/pricey".
Still its a ridiculous good mic for pop/rnb music production on the moment.
Old 30th December 2008
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And the mention that the C800G is similar to the C800 but with a peltier effect cooling

system is just plain wrong . Those two microphones don't share the same capsule and

are quite different .
+1 they are indeed different MICs!!
Old 30th December 2008
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just listen to any r&b song and most major label hip hop songs over past decade.

perfect companion for 1073- rounds it off nicely on top and gives a little oomph down low. Rarely have to eq any vocal tracks- except cuts.

but i know some who use it with avalon 737. never liked that combo.
I agree. The 1073 darkness it's a great to smooth the edge of the C800G. I add a touch of cl1b compression as well. No eq needed-except cuts of course

I use to hate the 737/C800G combo too. One day I've tried it on backgrounds vocals.. Man, there is nothing better for RnB stacks IMO.
Old 30th December 2008
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wow, precisely the freqs i always have to cut! lol.

this mic is great but not on most people.
Old 31st December 2008
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Oh good lord that's such a huge HF lift!! People complain bout the TLM 103's lift!! Hmm. I still am interested in hearing one though; especially in a mix on a CD.
Dolly Parton's bluegrass albums from a few years ago used the C800G and sound fabulous!

Interesting to see the 10k peak but the dip around 5k - lots of shimmering highs but no piercing sibilance. No wonder! But seeing that curve I would not buy it if I didn't know what it really sounded like.

Thanks for posting it!

Lou
Old 31st December 2008
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listen to Return of Saturn by No Doubt. i believe it was the mic they used on Gwen's vox for that record. i'm not sure what pre was used, though.
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