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Neumann KM184 vs Schoeps MK4 on main microphones
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Neumann KM184 vs Schoeps MK4 on main microphones

Hello,

I have made a comparison test on recording pipe organ with the KM184 and MK4 mic.

Setup : Stereo DIN (90°-20cm) - 7,20m heigh - 6m to the organ pipes.

Do you ear difference ?

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Hello,

I have made a comparison test on recording pipe organ with the KM184 and MK4 mic.

Setup : Stereo DIN (90°-20cm) - 7,20m heigh - 6m to the organ pipes.

Do you ear difference ?

I might just be hearing what my brain is expecting

But yes, the schoeps sounds more pleasant and sounds like a schoeps
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Thank you for posting this comparison. The difference is more subtle than one might expect and I would be happy with the recording from either set of mics. (I'm not sure that my old ears would be successful in consistently differentiating between the two in an ABX test).
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While the cmc64s are my go-to main pair these days, I still like the km184/140 sound, and in this case, I believe I prefer the neumann sound to the Schoeps. The Neumanns offer a nice clean definition to the organ.
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Thanks for posting. I'm not sure which I prefer either.

The Neumann seemed to pull the organ sound out of the room just a bit more than the Schoeps, which seemed to blend it in with the room sound just a bit more. Both were very nice.

-Mike
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Yes, thank you for posting. I found the high-end of the Neumann fatiguing and prefer the smoothness of the Schoeps. It seems to me that this is a fairly textbook example of qualities often associated with both mics... cheers!
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Thanks for posting the comparison!

If I had to choose between the two, I'd keep the rounder sound of the Schoeps.
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Thanks for posting! It specifically shows why Schoeps costs double!
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Out of curiosity, why would you record an organ with cardioids, losing lots of low end that omnis will reproduce....?
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