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PART 2:Must have "MICS"under 1k pr? Favorite "Sleeper" "ROOM" Mics? "Out of the Norm"
Old 22nd March 2009
  #31
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any Groove Tubes mics work great my favorite (though a little more expensive)

GT67

Other faves on the room

AT4050 pair (mid side, blumlein, or spaced typically for ROOM)
CAD M179 (same as AT4050 for my preferences in technique)
Shinybox ribbons (tried it as a drum room mic at friends studio AWESOME)

I'm a fan of LDC on room especially those with multiple patterns.

I also like a pair of ribbons in blumlein or m/s (beyers).
Old 22nd March 2009
  #32
Under $1k? Haha - well, my room mic is generally either an akg c2000b or an oktava 319. I've consistently had great luck with both. They are way under $1k.
Old 23rd March 2009
  #33
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favorite sleeper mics for a pair, not just room mic'ing are the adk hamburg le pair and the cascade fathead blumlein pair. 2 distinctly different sounding mic pairs and both sets can be had for less than $1000.

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Old 23rd March 2009
  #34
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Apex 205's are sick on room duties.
Work well in mono with the null facing the kit
Very fat!
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Old 23rd March 2009
  #35
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Originally Posted by Jules View Post
Beyer M160's get my vote..
I used to use those on piano at the first real studio gig I had.

What do you like them for Jules?

(besides for room mics, as the thread title would suggest)

Last edited by Kronos147; 24th March 2009 at 01:55 AM.. Reason: clarification
Old 23rd March 2009
  #36
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AKG Precision 150's I got a pair for £70 NEW

Had them on drum OH's, acoustic guitar and bongos so far..has to be my best mic deal ever.
Old 23rd March 2009
  #37
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Originally Posted by Winey View Post
Rode Classic is a great mono room mic, I use it in omni.
Very dirty sounding, which I personally like.
For stereo pairs I usually use 414's, or U67's if a studio has them.
There are so many great cheap LDC mics now, I worry more about the room itself before worrying about the mics.
Quote of the day. I had a pretty big producer over here, and he loved my room... we used a rode nt2 and a mxl for the room mics, and he seemed happy enough. I usually use a peluso p12 and a nt2 M/S

Your room is the coolest piece of gear you can buy.
Old 24th March 2009
  #38
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thomann ribbons are great
Yes they are, but only with a ****ing clean pre!thumbsup
Old 24th March 2009
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Apex 205's are sick on room duties.
Work well in mono with the null facing the kit
Very fat!
Long

Yup. I whipped out the tranny, wind shield and mesh & re tensioned the ribbon and it sounds great. One of favourite outer kick mics at any price. Bass cabs & vintage vox too.
Old 24th March 2009
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How about buying an old pair of Crown PZM mics labeled as radio shack. You can get the pair for $100 or less (even $60 a pair) and they're really quite nice as room mics. Especially rooms that may have trouble with too many reflections. Put them on the ceiling or the back wall and they'll do a fine job.

Anyone else here done this?
Old 6th July 2009
  #41
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Get the Cascade Fathead II - Pair . Comes with stereo or mid/side configurable bar with shock mounts.

These are the best mics for the money!

You need ribbons!!

the most talked about mics on this thread are the fatheads!

They are amazing.

Thinner ribbons like the rca's makes great drum and guitar mics.. vocal mics with an eq.

MUST HAVE MICS!~!!! on any budget
Old 6th July 2009
  #42
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How about buying an old pair of Crown PZM mics labeled as radio shack. You can get the pair for $100 or less (even $60 a pair) and they're really quite nice as room mics.
Anyone else here done this?
I did this just this past weekend (and a lot of other weekends). Mind, I'm strictly at the low end of low end so I don't have much with which to compare, but my ears are made very happy by my Realistic PZMs. Those things catch so much "air" that I don't bother miking the snare side of the drum. I like to leave 'em up for everything -- bass cabs, percussion -- they're like a band of high shelf EQ you can fade up to taste. And they're very forgiving of placement.

I'm an idiot and even I figured out how to solder XLR jacks onto them and replace the metal plates with lexan sheets.
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