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What's in your mic locker? Condenser Microphones
Old 20th November 2006
Gear nut
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U87, 414TLII, 451b, sm57, AT822

love to get a ribbon and a tube and be done(yeah, right!)

Old 20th November 2006
Originally Posted by mwagener View Post
Which one is the John Kunstkopf?
That's a German copy of the AKG Kunstkopf, but with different mic capsules in it.
You can find it here: .
Old 20th November 2006
Gear maniac
TER's Avatar
AKG 414eb with shocks(x2)
AKG 414B XLII with shocks(x2)
AKG 535eb (x2)
Audio Technica 4050cm/5
AT 4060
AT 4047sv (x2)
AT 4051a (x4), with 2 4049 omni capsules
AT 4033 (x2)
AT 4031 (x2)
AT 450 (x2)
AT 813
AT ATM25 (x4)
AT ATM35 (x2)
Audix D1 (x2)
Audix D2 (x3)
Audix D3 (x2)
Audix D6
Audix i5 (x2)
Audix OM5
BeyerDynamic M201
Beyer M160 (x2)
Beyer M420
Beyer M101 (x2)
Beyer M88
Beyer TG-X50
Blue Baby Bottle
CAD E-350 (x3)
CAD M-179
CAD TSM-411 (x3)
Earthworks SR71
Earthworks TC30K (x2)
Elation KM201 (x3)
EV 408b
EV 635a (x3)
Groove Tubes GT44 (x2)
Kel HM1 (x2)
Nady RSM-2 (x2) ribbon mics
Neumann KM 184 (x2)
Neumann KSM 105
Neumann TLM 170
Rode K2
Royer R121
Sennheiser E906(x2)
Sennheiser 421
Sennheiser 431
Shure KSM44 (x2)
Shure KSM32 (x2)
Shure KSM 141 (x2)
Shure SM57 (x4)
Shure SM58 (x2)
Shure SM7b
Shure Beta 52
Shure Beta 91
Shure Beta 98
Shure Green Bullet
Yamaha MZ204 (x2)
Yamaha MZ205 (x2)
Old 20th November 2006
Lives for gear
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Mics I use

Neumann U77
Neumann U87 (x 2)
Neumann KM74 (x 2)
Neumann KM184 (x2)
CAD Equitek E200
CAD Equitek II
Shure SM56
Shure SM57 (x 2)
EV RE200 (x 2)
Earthworks SR77 (x 2)
Sennheiser MD421

J. Mike Perkins
Old 21st November 2006
Gear nut

We do mostly rock stuff, and some grand piano... not extremely slutty but...

* AKG C-414B multipattern condenser (3)
* AKG C-3000B large dia. condenser
* AKG C-451 small dia. condenser
* AKG C-391 small dia. condenser (4)
* AKG C-535 small dia. condenser (2)
* AKG D-12E dynamic
* AKG D-112 dynamic
* Audio Technica 4050 multipattern condenser (2)
* Audix OM-5 dynamic (6)
* Audix OM-3xb dynamic (2)
* Beyer M-88 dynamic
* Beyer M-160 ribbon (2)
* Charter Oak SA-538 multipattern tube condenser
* Earthworks QTC-1 omni condenser (2)
* Electrovoice N/D 408 dynamic (4)
* Lawson L-47 multipattern tube condenser
* Neumann M-147 tube condenser
* Neumann TLM-103 large dia. condenser (2)
* Royer SF-12 stereo ribbon
* Sanken CU-41 dual dia. condenser (2)
* Sennheiser MD-409 dynamic (8)
* Sennheiser MD-421 dynamic (8)
* Sennheiser MD-441 dynamic (2)
* Shure SM-57 dynamic (8)
* Shure SM-58 dynamic (8)
* Soundeluxe VTM tube condenser
* Octava MK-012 small dia. condenser (2)
* Octava MK-319 large dia condenser

the Sankens are the newest addition, only tried em on the piano so far... Neat.
Old 1st December 2006
Gear addict
Arsene's Avatar

2x Neumann U87 (pre-sennheiser)
2x AKG C414
2x Gefell UMT70
6x beyerdynamic M 201 TG
2x Rode NT5 (matched)
2x AKG C391
4x Shure SM58
2x Shure SM57
1x AKG D112

I do not personally own these mics, but record with them almost on a daily basis at the Conservatory; being a student, thats where I do most of my recording... That's why my own, personal collection is quite modest:

MXL 990
MXL v67i
MXL 604 (small diaphragm) w/ cardiod & omni cap
Oktava MK 319 (soon to be modded by Michael Joly!)
Shure SM58
Sennheiser e606 (known in US as e609 silver)

Mostly bring my e606 to recordings tho, as I find that to work better on some guitar styles than the 57!
Old 1st December 2006
Everyone's got nice collections of microphones. Mine's pretty small so far. I do mostly pop/rock.

Neumann U87ai
KM184 (stereo pair)
TLM103 (stereo pair)
Sennheiser 421's x 2
AKG 451B (stereo pair)
Shure SM7B
SM57 x 3
beta 57a
Old 1st December 2006
Lives for gear
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Soundelux U95S tube condenser
Soundelux ifet7 condenser
Neumann KM54aC tube condenser
Neumann KM83 condenser
Neumann KM84 condenser
Neumann U87 condenser
(2) Josephson e22S condensers
(2) AKG 414-B/ULS condensers
(2) AKG 460B/ULS condensers
AEA R84 ribbon
Royer R121 ribbon
Beyer M160 N(C) ribbon
Sennheiser 441 dynamic
(3) Sennheiser 421 dynamics
Sennheiser e602 dynamic
Shure SM-7A dynamic
(2) Shure SM-57 dynamics
Sony stereo electret
Old 1st December 2006
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Originally Posted by addynicky View Post
Everyone's got nice collections of microphones. Mine's pretty small so far.
I hear ya! Here's mine:

1 Shure Beta 52
1 Shure Beta 57A
1 Shure SM57
1 Shure Beta 91
3 Shure Beta 98
2 Shure SM81
1 Shure KSM 27
1 Sennheiser e609
1 AKG D112
1 Royer Labs R-122
1 Blue Baby Bottle
1 Rode NT2
Old 2nd December 2006
Lives for gear
AKG 414EB P48 (2)
AKG 451E (1)
AKG 451EB (1)
Audio Technica AT 4050 (1)
Audio Technica AT 4060 (2)
Audio Technica ATM 25 (2)
Audio Technica ATM 35 (1)
Crown CM311A (1)
EV RE20 (1)
MB 251/C12 clone (2)
MB U47 clone (2)
Neumann KMS105 (1)
Neumann U87 (2)
Oktava MC012 mod (2)
RCA 74B (1)
RCA 77DX (1)
Royer R121 (1)
Sennheiser 421 (1)
Sennheiser 441 (1)
Shure Beta 57 (1)
Shure Green Bullet (1)
Shure KSM141 (1)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM58 (1)
Shure SM7 (2)
Shure SM81 (3)
Old 2nd December 2006
Lives for gear
NL5's Avatar

My modest collection -

Microtech Gefell UM92.1S Matched Set Mics
Microtech Gefell M300 Stereo Pair Mics
Royer R-121 Ribbon Mic
Rode NTK Vacuum Tube Mic
Audio Technica 4033 Mic (x4)
Neumann KM184 Stereo Matched Set
MXL 603S Matched Stereo Pair Mics
Sennhieser e602 Mic
Audix D1 Mic
Audix D2 Mic (x3)
Audix D3 Mic
Audix D4 Mic
Audix D6 Mic
Shure SM57 Mic (x2)
Old 2nd December 2006
Lives for gear

what's in the mic locker ...

empty pizza box

dust balls

unpaid utility bill

stained coffee cup

an odd smell

... but bizz is great !
Old 2nd December 2006
Gear maniac
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Neumann U87 (70's era)
Neumann TLM103
Soundelux ifet7
Soundelux U195
Brauner Phantom AE
DPA 4006's (x2)
Royer SF12
Telefunken AK47
Blue Bluebird
Shure KSM32
Shure SM81's (x2)
AKG C3000
Shure Beta52
AKG D112
AKG 451's (x2)
AKG 418's (x4)
Shure SM57's (x3)
Shure SM58's (x2)

Not bad for a high school!
Old 2nd December 2006
Lives for gear
DeepSpace's Avatar

It's a changable organism... But here's a snapshot:

AEA R84 x2
AKG D190C x2
Audio-Technica AT801 x2
Audio-Technica AT802
Audix i5 x2
Beyerdynamic M160 x2
Beyerdynamic M101 x2
Beyerdynamic M201 x2
Beyerdynamic M380
Beyerdynamic M88
Beyerdynamic TGX20 x2
Electrovoice PL-6 x2
Electrovoice ND468 x4
Neumann M149
Neumann U87 ai
Neumann KM184 x2
Neumann KMS105 x2
Oktava ML53 x2
Oktava MK219
Revox M3500 x2
Royer R121 x2
Schoeps (Strässer) CM060
Sennheiser MD409 U3
Sennheiser MD421 x2
Sennheiser MD441
Shure SM7b
Shure SM58 x2
Shure SM57 x8
Wagner U47w

...oh, umm... and a matched pair of Royer PS101s ...
Old 2nd December 2006
Gear Addict
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AKG 414 eb w/ck12 (2)
AKG 451e w/ck1 and w/10 & 20db pads (3)
AKG d12e
AKG d25 (2)
AKG 224e
AKG d112
AKG lav
AKG 320
Altec m11 "coke bottle" omni tube (2)
Audio Technica 4033
Audio Technica 4050
Astatic jt 30
Beyer 201
Beyer m160 (2)
Beyer m500
Beyer m69
Beyer 101
CAD e200
Earthworks TC30k (2)
EV re20
EV re27 (2)
EV re50
Groove Tubes Model 1 tube mic
Microtech Gefell um70 (2)
Milab dc96
Neumann U87 (2)
Neumann U87 w/Korby mod
Neumann U87ai (2)
Neumann U47 fet
Neumann KM84 (3)
Neumann TLM 193 (2)
Neumann KMS 105
RCA 77d
Rode nt2
Royer 121
Realistic pzm (2)
Sennheiser 441
Sennheiser 421 (3)
Sennheiser 409
Shure sm81
Shure sm57 (4)
Shure sm58 (2)
Shure sm7 (2)
Shure green bullet
Soundelux U99 (2)
a bunch of old EV, Turner, Shure, etc. dynamics

I need a TLM170, and a RCA44, and Coles, and, ......., ......, ......., ........., but my obsession with great sounding instruments/amps puts a damper on obtaining way slutty mics.
Old 3rd December 2006
Gear Nut

This is all I use for my recordings.....

Theron D
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Old 3rd December 2006
Lives for gear
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Modest, but they work for me.

2X Behringer ECM8000
Earthworks TC30
2X Rode NT-1
Rode NTV
Sennheiser 421
2X Shure SM57
2X Shure SM58
2X Shure Beta Green 5.0
Various dynamic mics
Old 3rd December 2006
Gear nut
Visionarium402's Avatar

We mostly do rock here...

Neumann M-149
AKG 414 B-ULS (x2)
AKG c-3000
Soundelux iFet-7
Neumann KM-184
Beyerdynamic M-88
Shure SM-81
Shure SM-7b
Shure Beta 52 (x2)
Shure Beta 91
Shure Beta 58 (x2)
Shure Beta 87
Shure SM57 (x6)
Sennheiser MD-421 (x3)
Sennheiser E865
Oktava MK-012
Electrovoice RE-20
Old 3rd December 2006
Lives for gear
PlugHead's Avatar

My humble collection:

1 X Pearlman TM-1
1 X Mojave MA-200
1 X Royer R-121
1 X AEA R-88
1 X Beyer M160
1 X Beyer M260 NC
2 X AKG 451 w CK1's
2 X Chameleon Labs TS-1
1 X BLUE R6 lollipop
2 X Earthworks TC-30K's
2 X DPA 4060's
1 X Neumann KMR-81 short shotgun mic
1 X Neumann KM-88
1 X AKG CK9 long shotgun capsule
2 X CAD E-100's
I X Sennheiser MKE 401
1 X Rode NT-1
2 X Sennheiser 421
2 X Shure SM57
1 X Shure SM58
1 X EV 55ND
4 X Karma micro's

+ some odds'n ends (electrets etc) I can't remember ATM...

Last edited by PlugHead; 1st July 2008 at 06:24 AM.. Reason: updated
Old 3rd December 2006
Lives for gear

AT 4050 - 1
Kel HM-1 - 2
Shure SM57 - 2
Audix i5 - 2
Nady RSM-2 - 2
Behringer ECM8000 - 1
Sennheiser 609 silver - 1
Sennheiser e906 - 1
Old 4th December 2006
Lives for gear
taturana's Avatar
it's actually my mic case.... not a cabinet...

2x Oktava MKL-2500 tube ldc
1x Beyer M380 ldc
1x Neumann Km-145 sdc
1x sdc of unknown origin....
3x Shure Beta57a
3x Shure SM57
2x Shure SM58
1x Sennheiser e906
1x Shure Beta 52

i always have plenty of other mikes to work with in other studio, or borrowed from friends, but that's my little case.. i plan to get an SM7 and a ribbon next...
Old 25th January 2007
Gear interested
daily planet's Avatar

Soundmark Locker

[I]Current (Jan 2007) Mic Locker at Soundmark Studio, Portsmouth, Virginia

1 x Neumann U87ai with Peluso Shock Mount

2 x AKG 414eb with Red Shock Mounts (recently serviced by Peluso)
1 x AKG 414XLS with Red SHock Mounts
1 x AKG D112

1 x AT 4050 LDC
3 x AT 4033 LDC

2 x EV RE-20 with Shock Mounts
1 x EV ND468
4 x EV ND408

4 x Shure SM58
4 x Shure SM57
1 x Shure SM87

2 x Sony ECM77

1 x Behringer ECM8000

1 x Sennheiser 415T Shotgun

2 x SE Z5600a LDC Tube
2 x SE SE-3 SDC

2 x 15' Zoalla Cables

10 x 25' Kiwi Cables

...Thinking about moving on some of Peluso's 251 and 47 interpretations...

Mark Skipper
Old 9th February 2007
Easier to post a pic, a few didn't make the pic, as they were in use. Shure SM7b, and Heil PR40, and PR30.
Old 9th February 2007
Super Moderator
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For a current list of my mics and DIs click on...

As of 2/9/07 my mic locker consists of the following...
(2) C414TLII matched stereo pair,
(6) C414BULS,
(2) 414EB,
(4) C460BULS,
(2) C391B,
(4) C451EB,
(2) C451E,
(3) C747,
(1) C568EB,
(2) D12.

(2) AT4050/CM5
(2) AT4060
(4) ATM75 cardioid headset microphones
(4) ATPRO8HEX high energy headset microphones.

B + K / DPA:
(2) 4011,
(2) 4006.

(1) MC740,
(4) M160,
(3) M260,
(2) M260NC,
(4) M88,
(1) M500,
(6) M424,
(1) MC736PV,
(1) MCE6.

(8) AR116 active direct boxes.

(2) 4038 studio ribbon,
(2) 4104B noise cancelling commentator's ribbon.

(2) PZM31S.

(4) RE20,
(1) RE50,
(1) RE50B,
(3) 635A.

(6) LBB100 active direct boxes.

(6) VIP50,
(6) DC96B,
(2) DC196,
(1) XY82 stereo xy mic.

(2) M149,
(3) TLM170,
(2) TLM127,
(14) TLM103,
(2) TLM49,
(8) KMS105,
(4) KMS104,
(6) KM140,
(2) U87,
(3) KM86,
(1) KM84,
(1) KMR82,
(2) BCM104,
(1) N48R2.

(1) WM8100.

(6) PZM.

(4) JUICE BOX tube direct box.

(2) R121.

(3) MD441,
(9) MD431,
(13) MD421,
(1) MD421II,
(6) MD409,
(2) MD211,
(2) MKE44P,
(7) MKH 416,
(4) E906,
(2) E602,
(6) E604,
(4) E608,
(4) E609,
(2) ME88 w/K3,
(2) ME80 w/K3,

(2) KSM32SP,
(8) SM98,
(1) SM91,
(1) SM85,
(2) SM81,
(2) SM7A,
(4) SM59,
(12) SM58,
(12) SM57,
(1) 548SD.

(2) ECM50.

(2) HOT BOX active direct boxes,
(4) DIRECTOR2 stereo direct boxes,
(4) DIRECTORS direct boxes,
(10) IMP2 direct boxes,
(2) PA1 stereo headphone amp,
(2) MD1 portable mic to line driver with headphone amp,
(1) QBOX mic/line tester/tone generator/mic,
Old 9th February 2007
Gear interested

Originally Posted by Remoteness View Post
For a current list of my mics and DIs click on...

(6) VIP50,
(6) DC96B,
(2) DC196,
(1) XY82 stereo xy mic.
Remoteness, how do you like your Milab DC196? What do you use it on an can you compare it to any other microphone?

Old 9th February 2007
Gear Addict
digitalM's Avatar

AKG C1000s (x2)
AKG C422 (stereo 414)
AKG C430
AKG D112
AKG D202
AV-Jefe AVL1900ND
Blue Ball
Earthworks OM-1 (x2)
Neumann TLM103
Sennheiser E604 (x2)
Sennheiser MD421n
Sennheiser MD441n (x2)
Shure SM57 (x2)
Old 9th February 2007
Gear Head

Here's my humble list. Mainly acoustic / folk stuff. Studio and live.

2 x AKG C414B-ULS
2 x AKG C414B-XLS
2 x Neumann KM184
2 x Schoeps CMC5 + MK5
1 x Neumann KMS104
1 x Gefell CMV563
2 x AKG C535 EB
1 x Shure Beta87A
2 x Beyerdynamic Opus 87
4 x Shure SM58
2 x Shure SM57

Marko Myöhänen
Old 9th February 2007
Gear maniac
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I'm only a beginner but here it goes:

Blue Kiwi
Brauner Phantom C AE x2
AEA R84 Ribbon
Vintage AKG C451 x3
DPA 4091
Audix D1
Audix D2 x 2
Audix D4
Audix D6
Audix i5
Sennheiser MD421 (Black)
Sennheiser MD421 (White) x2
Sennheiser MD21
Radial Duplex passive DI
Old 9th February 2007
Gear maniac

need some ribbons !



korby kat 4 [4 head valve mic system with kit and shockmont].
Neumann M149 (with valve kit+ shockmount).
Groove Tubes GT67 x2 (matched pair}. (valve multi pattern with kit and shockmounts}
Groove Tubes GT44 x2 (matched pair}. (valve with kit and shockmounts}


Neumann TML103 {with shockmount}
Groove Tubes GT33 x2 (matched pair with skockmounts)
Rode NT1[with rode shockmont}
Oktava 219


Electro voice re20
Blue ball x2
Shure sm57
shure sm58
Old 9th February 2007
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by FinnurR View Post
Remoteness, how do you like your Milab DC196? What do you use it on an can you compare it to any other microphone?


Well, I use my Milab mics for vocals, chorus, choir and/or group vocals.
I also use them for capturing audience or room tone.
I have also placed them on strings and acoustic guitar with great results.
Believe it or not I haven't had an chance to use my new DC196s as of yet, but I suspect the sound like a multipattern version of the DC96B.

I will report back when they get utilized.

These mics sound like no other mics... Well, maybe the Pearl microphones since they share the same rectangle diaphram.
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