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Small Diaphragm Condenser ??? Condenser Microphones
Old 29th August 2007
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Exclamation Small Diaphragm Condenser ???

I am looking for Small Diaphragm Condenser I don't know witch one to chose from it probably not all the different one out there ...

if you have other suggestion ???

it seem that a lot of people like those mic specially the oktava mod...

Which one of those mic do you feel is the best bang for the buck. ???

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Old 29th August 2007
I would recommend the Josephson C42 small diaphram,

The C42 has a very "real" sound. I have found that the C42 is a highly versatile microphone that can be used with many different appliacations.

I really like C42's on drum overheads, they give me a very BIG texture that provides a fair mesure more space and width than some other SDC's.

Old 29th August 2007
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I recently bought a pair of Audio Technica AT3031's and have been very happy with them. I've been using them acoustic string instruments so far, plan on trying them for overheads and on upright bass.
Old 29th August 2007
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i just got a pair of SP C4s and im really impressed with them so far
done some acoustics guitars and a bit of OH use

ill be getting more into them over the next couple weeks hopefully

but for 360 bucks with omni and cardiod caps im certainly not going to complain

i helped a friend setup stuff for a drum session and his KM184s peaked on every i mean every snare hit while they sounded great what good are drum tracks with all the snare hits peaked out
Old 30th August 2007
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i just got the c42s as my first real pair of sdcs, i think that there awesome but i havent heard much else to compare
Old 30th August 2007

I've found my Earthworks SR69 (now called SR20) pair to be quite versitile. I think I'd opt for the SR25 if I was buying today.

But, since this is low end - You probably want something in the $600 per pair range....

The mk012 is a nice option there.


Old 31st August 2007
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Beyer MC930's.Get em paired at FronEndAudio for about $730...real smooth!!!
Old 31st August 2007
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my NT 5s have done me very well. very directional which works good for not so nice sounding rooms. i picked my pair up used for $250. recently one has developed a "wind" sound. i called rode and they offered to replace BOTH capsules in the pair for free. i don't even have a warrany

now thats customer service
Old 31st August 2007
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You Forgot These!

The Avenson STO-2 is a steal, great mic - nuetral, sensitive, and is an omni. What, $500 the pair? Then there's the Shure KSM137, an often overlooked but REALLY GOOD cardioid sdc! Right at $600 for two of them. I have both sets of mics, like 'em a lot, highly recommend them.
Old 31st August 2007
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i have the studio projects c4 mkII and like them very much.
quiet and flat.
Old 31st August 2007

Did they fix the sizzle problem when you use the C4 for drum overheads? The originals did not like high level HF....


Old 31st August 2007
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all i can say you is that the MKII has a new outside and complete new inside and takes higher spl levels that the old model.
so my guess is yes... :-)
it has two pads and a second switch for two different high pass frequencies.
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