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Old 9th April 2019
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Originally Posted by minervx View Post
How much does paying $1000 for a mic preferred frequency response matter if even the best possible mic is still going to get EQ'd?
If frequency response was the only determining factor in choosing a mic, you'd have a decent point here.

However, many people are choosing mics based on other parameters too, including off-axis response, distortion, body resonances, transient response, phase issues, etc. If none of those things matter to you, then you can make do with any reasonable mic plus EQ. But if some of those other parameters matter, then EQ can only solve some of your problems.

Some of these differences may seem subtle or esoteric, and perhaps only matter to the top x% of engineers, but polar pattern and off-axis response are pretty obvious and make a huge difference, and you can't EQ them away!!!