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Old 12th May 2011
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Originally Posted by toneguru View Post
For vocals? The proximity effect is pronounced with these mics. Plosives that might be annoying with a C12 or U47 can become nuclear bombs with a 54 or 56.
That makes me cringe. These mics are a bit delicate and I can just imagine the diaphragm melting from some loud singer who's too close.


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Originally Posted by toneguru View Post
For acoustic instruments they are tough to beat, but for vocals? I've yet to grab a 54 or 56 for vocals. Maybe I've been missing out on something good.
I think most people would ignore this family of mics for vocals. It's not an obvious choice. They can be great, however.