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Affordable LDC Microphone With Multiple Voicings
Old 3 weeks ago
  #5791
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Just received both the Teal and Black CM-1's today. Haven't had a chance to try them yet, but I ordered on Sept. 10 from ebay, which means it took 13 days.

My supposed delivery window was Sept. 26-Oct 22, so needless to say, I am pleased with the early arrivals.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #5792
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Just received both the Teal and Black CM-1's today. Haven't had a chance to try them yet, but I ordered on Sept. 10 from ebay, which means it took 13 days.

My supposed delivery window was Sept. 26-Oct 22, so needless to say, I am pleased with the early arrivals.
Did you get a better price by emailing GZ?
Old 3 weeks ago
  #5793
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Nah. Price seemed fair on ebay, so I just pulled the trigger.

...had a few $$$ built up from paypal gig payments, so I paid for it with free money
Old 3 weeks ago
  #5794
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The Dude abides...
Great "user/handle" name BTW-like Mr. Funk's.
Chris
Old 2 weeks ago
  #5795
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Yeah, that’s just like, your opinion, man.
Old 4 days ago
  #5796
What's the Warbler MKIIID like? The frequency response leads me to believe it's like similar C12 clones. The plots actually look shockingly close to the Advanced Audio CM12se.
Old 4 days ago
  #5797
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I think you've answered your own question.
Old 4 days ago
  #5798
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I think you've answered your own question.
Yeah, I guess so. I was hoping to hear from someone who has tried it though. The MKIIID seems to be a C12 copy, and the MKIVD seems to be an ELA M 251 copy. The MKVID seems interesting too, I've heard Voicing 1 is like a C800G, V2 is like a U87ai, and V3 is a vintage U87 sound.
Old 3 days ago
  #5799
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Yeah, I guess so. I was hoping to hear from someone who has tried it though. The MKIIID seems to be a C12 copy, and the MKIVD seems to be an ELA M 251 copy. The MKVID seems interesting too, I've heard Voicing 1 is like a C800G, V2 is like a U87ai, and V3 is a vintage U87 sound.
None of them are copies, all original designs. Capsules tuned to be in the realm of those noted microphones.
Old 3 days ago
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None of them are copies, all original designs. Capsules tuned to be in the realm of those noted microphones.
Well, may not be copies of the classics but maybe ADK would argue about them being original designs.
Old 3 days ago
  #5801
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Well, may not be copies of the classics but maybe ADK would argue about them being original designs.
I’m not sure that implication goes the direction you think it does.
Old 1 day ago
  #5802
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Gz251 fet user here. Really like the mic on my (male) vocals, especially for slower songs and sparser arrangements. But sometimes I find myself having to boost in the upper mids to get it to cut enough in a denser arrangement. Anyone with experience have any thoughts on what would make a good complement in the 3u line?
Old 1 day ago
  #5803
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Gz251 fet user here. Really like the mic on my (male) vocals, especially for slower songs and sparser arrangements. But sometimes I find myself having to boost in the upper mids to get it to cut enough in a denser arrangement. Anyone with experience have any thoughts on what would make a good complement in the 3u line?
Maybe the Warbler MKID, if you want a flat one.
Old 1 day ago
  #5804
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Hello a.m. son, the mic you have is edge terminated, I'd try a 3U center terminated one. If you want darker get one of the 47 ones, but I have the GZ67 and it's super clear with nice air on top and weight on the bottom. I'd highly recommend it. The GZ251 is a bit scooped in the mids which, as you say, works well in acoustic stuff. The GZ67 is more mid-forward and I think a perfect rock and pop mic. It does well on slow felt stuff as well but shines with denser mixes.
Old 1 day ago
  #5805
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I'd try a 3U center terminated one.
^

This.



But keep the 251!

Yin and yang.
Old 1 day ago
  #5806
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^

This.



But keep the 251!

Yin and yang.
Oh, the 251 isn’t going anywhere! It sounds just great in a dense mix, too, but I find myself reaching for a broad boost around 2-3khz more often than not.
Old 1 day ago
  #5807
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Oh, the 251 isn’t going anywhere! It sounds just great in a dense mix, too, but I find myself reaching for a broad boost around 2-3khz more often than not.
In that case: 47.
Old 1 day ago
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In that case: 47.
+1
Old 1 day ago
  #5809
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I'm just looking for that broad boost.
Chris
Old 1 day ago
  #5810
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I'm just looking for that broad boost.
Chris
You could try some multi band compression?
Old 1 day ago
  #5811
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Sorry, just one band is more than enough!

Chris
Old 1 day ago
  #5812
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well, I'm using my GZ251 on vocals these days, and gulfoss works wonderfully on it. Just a 20% or less of tame and recover. Clarifies the vocals, lessens resonances and helps the vocals to cut in the mix.
Old 5 hours ago
  #5813
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Guys are the GZ67fet and GZ800 tube different enough to be justified buying them both ?

I would like to have one allround mic, and I read here that people saying GZ67fet sounds like a vintage u87, which I dig.

Also I would like to have one super bright (in a good way) tube mic.

Ideally, I would like to have one with slight midrange push (u87 style gz67fet???) and one with the high mid dip.

Right now I have self moded NT2 (with peluso PK47 capsule) which has a bit high midrange push, and self moded SE z5600a (with RK12 capsule) which is kinda airy but dipped in the mids, so when one mic works on a vocalist the other doesn't and vice versa, although some vocalists sound great on both.

But I would like to add more to the arsenal.
Old 2 hours ago
  #5814
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Probably somewhat heinous, in view of the thread topic but...
I'd put the (used) Sennheiser 441 and/or the M88TG, on your shortlist.
Chris
Old 2 hours ago
  #5815
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Probably somewhat heinous, in view of the thread topic but...
I'd put the (used) Sennheiser 441 and/or the M88TG, on your shortlist.
Chris
Of course !

Few good dynamics all the way up ! I love 441, never tried M88TG but I heard people praising it.
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