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Affordable LDC Microphone With Multiple Voicings Condenser Microphones
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Would love to know how you mic'd each of those guitars...

Just straight on axis about 18” off the neck/body joint. Nothin fancy.
Old 6 days ago
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Since I already posted the answers elsewhere I’ll post them here too.

A - Warbler 127 (cardioid flat)
B - Neumann KM84

C - 127
D - KM84
Thanks, Ragan! Didn't catch this. The 127's CERTAINLY hang in there, and are roughly 1/5th the price depending on the whims of the vintage market, and have matched pairs available much more easily.

Felt like:

- The 127's had more extended bass, at the beginning of Clip C you can hear a touch more soundhole low bass woof resonance that's picked up, while D seems to roll this off earlier, and controls it beautifully in this application on acoustic guitar. A light HPF or small shelf on the 127 would probably do similar.

- On first listen, I preferred the KM84 on Clip D, it has great clarity and the high mids are more present while still being smooth and balanced sounding. Great transients, handles the "chop" of the strumming perfectly.

- Listening to it more, the 127 clips are similar but have more of a bass tilted voicing that doesn't push as much in the high-mids, which comes off as maybe less detail, but is possibly even smoother and more relaxed overall. Love the KM84 but each could easily find a use and be worth shooting out...

Now it makes me wonder how the normal (brighter) cardioid heads on the 127 would sound in comparison!
Old 5 days ago
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Hey Regan
any chance you have some Lauten Audio LA120's to A/B with?
Old 5 days ago
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Thanks, Ragan! Didn't catch this. The 127's CERTAINLY hang in there, and are roughly 1/5th the price depending on the whims of the vintage market, and have matched pairs available much more easily.

Felt like:

- The 127's had more extended bass, at the beginning of Clip C you can hear a touch more soundhole low bass woof resonance that's picked up, while D seems to roll this off earlier, and controls it beautifully in this application on acoustic guitar. A light HPF or small shelf on the 127 would probably do similar.

- On first listen, I preferred the KM84 on Clip D, it has great clarity and the high mids are more present while still being smooth and balanced sounding. Great transients, handles the "chop" of the strumming perfectly.

- Listening to it more, the 127 clips are similar but have more of a bass tilted voicing that doesn't push as much in the high-mids, which comes off as maybe less detail, but is possibly even smoother and more relaxed overall. Love the KM84 but each could easily find a use and be worth shooting out...

Now it makes me wonder how the normal (brighter) cardioid heads on the 127 would sound in comparison!
Thing is, you could chalk up any differences in bass response to proximity. Shift an inch back and they might even align.. With less bass the mids etc. pop out more..

I agree with what you're saying, it was pretty close though .
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hey Ragan, do you plan on doing an Overheard comparison of the 127 vs KM84?
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hey Ragan, do you plan on doing an Overheard comparison of the 127 vs KM84?
Hey Ariel. Not right now I’m afraid. The KM84 was rented and I don’t have a kit set up. I was purely interested in guitars, for my purposes. While I was willing to shell out for one KM84, a pair (like for OH) isn’t in the budget at the moment.
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