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Nick96 31st May 2006 03:31 AM

Someone with lots of microphone experience
Yes I am an yet another Aussie guy who doesn't have the luxury of trying lots of mics before I buy them so......

Please help shed some light of the following for me. I need to buy 1 LDC, 2 SDC (Matched) and a ribbon mic. So far my choices are

LDC Peluso 2247 LE (Vox)
SDC Peluso CEM-C6, Geffell M300's, Schoeps CMC6 Cardioid (Overheads, other instruments)
Ribbon Peluso R14, AEA R92, Royer 141 (Guitars, Vox)

Now I know that the Gefell & Schoeps are much more expensive than the Peluso stuff but how much difference is in it? If I can help it I don't want to spend that much. My budget is more around

LDC Peluso 2247 LE
SDC Peluso CEM-C6

I have a very edgy white boy thing happening in my and can never find a mic that flatters that part of my range. It seems that the 22 47 Le would be a good choice for that price. Should I save my pennies? Does anyone have some suggestions as to what would be the best choice based on their direct experience? I would so appreciate some feedback on this guys. Thanks :-)

elambo 31st May 2006 06:50 AM

Your 2nd set of mics seems appropriate - some might suggest the Peluso 251 over the 47 for your type of voice, but I love his 47s.

Nick96 31st May 2006 07:33 AM

Ok I will bear that in mind, from what I have read (a terrible way to buy things) the 251 is quite suited to Female vox. It has an airy top and I thought it may bring out that honky thing that i just can't seem to get rid of.

I have been singing for a long time so it's not about my vocal chords being restricted and strained. Its just the natural timbre of my voice.

I am always impressed with some of the tones Thom York achieves given he can display some of the same characteristics just in a different way.

Maybe I should post some accapella of my voice and get some slutz opinions. Mind you it would be through less that desirable signal path given my humble set up. At least it would give people some idea of what I'm talking about. What do you think slutz??

Nick96 2nd June 2006 02:47 AM

Would anyone be interested in me posting a sample or have any suggestions about the post? Thanks guys

tINY 2nd June 2006 03:27 AM

Look at the Earthworks SR25 and SR30 as well as the AKG C451. The AT4051 is worth looking at if you want a little rise to the high-end.

To tame your voice, you might consider an RE20 or SM7.

Not too familiar with ribbons....

You might just buy a couple of HM-1 from Kel - they are so inexpensive and useful it's a no-brainer.


Jimbo 5th June 2006 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Nick96
I thought it may bring out that honky thing that i just can't seem to get rid of.

Are you referring to the "edgy white boy thing" in your first post?


Jim vanBergen 6th June 2006 01:18 AM

The Schoeps are stunning, accurate mics. For the $$, on OHs, you had better be doing something STUNNING. (Got a lot of hand percussion? Congas, tombas, tympani? really well tuned set with a jazz player? Then OK, spend the dough . Otherwise...personally, I'd get a matched pair of ribbons to do OHs AND guitars, unless you track them together. It just seems that you are looking for VALUE (Peluso) and the Schoeps is a name mic with a name price... around 3k for a matched pair. Don't get me wrong, they are wonderful...but seem to be a different style than your other choices.

As far as vox & guitar, I adore the AEA mics, though I was quite impressed by the Royer active ribbon on guitar cab when it was baffled on the backside (making it inherently cardioid).

Hope this helps.